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Chicken Souvlaki Salad
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Posted to Thread #17907 at 10:15 pm on Mar 11, 2010
CHICKEN SOUVLAKI SALAD
Note: I added a little onion powder, garlic powder, and cumin powder to the marinade.
I preferred the chicken breasts left whole, rather than cut up and added to the salad, so I served them separately.
"The elements of a classic Greek salad and a chicken souvlaki sandwich combine in this piquant dish. You can also use lamb in place of the chicken."
1-2 teaspoons minced garlic (I used more)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice (I used about 2 tsp - 1 Tbsp)
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil (I used about 2 tsp - 1 Tbsp)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt (I used less)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
3 cups cubed peeled cucumber (about 3 cucumbers)
1/2 cup vertically sliced red onion
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons chopped pitted kalamata olives
2 ripe tomatoes, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 pound)
1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1/4 cup grated peeled cucumber
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Preheat grill or broiler.
Combine garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper and chicken breast in a large ziptop plastic bag. Seal the bag and shake until coated. Remove chicken from the bag. Grill or broil the chicken 5 minutes on each side or until done. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces.
Combine chicken, cubed cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, olives and tomatoes in a large bowl. Combine yogurt, grated cucumber, vinegar, garlic powder, salt and red and black peppers in a small bowl. Pour over chicken mixture and toss well.
Serve with pita bread wedges.
Makes 4 servings of 2 cups each.
Edited from Cooking Light
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Other messages in this thread:
- 17907. I hate dieting...OH well.....so next week-end we have 16 over. Am thinking Mid-Eastern..ideas please - joanietoo - 9:11pm on 03/11/10 (37)
- Curried Couscous Salad with Dried Cranberries (also posted in T&T: [LINK] [IMAGE] - Meryl - 10:13pm on 03/11/10
- Two T&T chicken recipes - again, not sure if they're authentic Middle Eastern, but they're good: [NT] - Meryl - 10:14pm on 03/11/10
- Chicken Souvlaki Salad [LINK] [IMAGE] - Meryl - 10:15pm on 03/11/10
- Chicken Gyros with Yogurt-Dill Sauce [LINK] - Meryl - 10:16pm on 03/11/10
- This is so good, my favorite at the local Wegmans salad bar (couscous with dried cranberries) - DawnNYS - 10:52pm on 03/11/10
- Mini Moroccan Lamb Burgers on Brioche Rounds w/ Lemon Yogurt Sauce: - I haven't tried this, but [LINK] [IMAGE] - Meryl - 10:34pm on 03/11/10
- Another one to check out: Moroccan Chicken With Apricot Couscous and Green Olive Sauce In Flat Bread [LINK] - Meryl - 10:42pm on 03/11/10
- For an Appetizer: Moroccan Phyllo Rolls from Joanne Weir (haven't tried this) - Meryl - 10:46pm on 03/11/10
- (Maybe I shouldn't have included Moroccan dishes, since it's not the Middle East, but the foods are - Meryl - 10:50pm on 03/11/10
- Actually, it is considered a Middle Eastern country culturally, it's just not geographically in the - Meryl - 10:54pm on 03/11/10
- Another idea: Fattoush/Lebanese Bread Salad: [LINK] - Meryl - 11:07pm on 03/11/10
- Another fattoush salad to check out with a better photo: [NT] [LINK] - Meryl - 4:58am on 03/12/10
- This sounds very good: Pomegranate glazed chicken [NT] [LINK] [IMAGE] - Meryl - 11:25pm on 03/11/10
- These are all wonderful, thanx Meryl and Dawn. I am sooo Looking forward to this meal. :) [NT] - joanietoo - 12:36pm on 03/12/10
- You're welcom - enjoy! I love dinner parties. [NT] - DawnNYS - 5:00pm on 03/12/10
- Joanie, not authentic or fancy but the MidEastern layered dip in T&T is a nice appetizer. [NT] [LINK] - AngAk - 7:03pm on 03/12/10
- Let us know what you end up making! [NT] - Meryl - 11:16pm on 03/12/10
- If it's not too late this cicken dish is T&T and great - suz - 5:38pm on 03/12/10
- Thank You....great sounding recipe...now to make a choice. [NT] - joanietoo - 5:52pm on 03/12/10
- btw Harissa sauce, I mixed Harissa with greek yogurt [NT] - suz - 6:27pm on 03/12/10
- mmmmmm, I have 'Rose Harissa' from England, this is truely THE best Harissa ever.... [NT] - joanietoo - 3:54pm on 03/13/10
- suz, the recipe says "Harissa Sauce, recipe follows" but there is no recipe for it... [NT] - cheezz - 7:31pm on 03/13/10
- never mind! I found it >> REC: Harissa Sauce - cheezz - 7:33pm on 03/13/10
- suz, I found this "homemade" harissa recipe - does this sound like it? - cheezz - 7:48pm on 03/13/10
- and this recipe for ras al-hanut? - cheezz - 7:50pm on 03/13/10
- NO NOT a good recipe for ras al-hanut as it is a blend of anywhere from 25-35 spices! - suz - 11:01pm on 03/13/10
- The reason I'm looking for recipes rather than buying the products, is DH is allergic to cayenne - cheezz - 3:28am on 03/14/10
- I can't seem to find an online recipe with more than 7 ingredients! [NT] - cheezz - 3:31am on 03/14/10
- Here's one that gets a bit closer! [LINK] - suz - 1:40pm on 03/14/10
- WOW!! What a difference from the other recipe... will have to look for galangal [NT] - cheezz - 10:49pm on 03/14/10
- I have a jar of galangal from Penzeys. Want some? IM me. [NT] - MarilynFL - 11:39pm on 03/14/10
- Yes, to the Harissa recipe, although I buy it in a tube or jar and keep it around... - suz - 10:58pm on 03/13/10
- suz - or anyone? - what is the taste difference between green and brown cardomom? [NT] - cheezz - 10:50pm on 03/14/10
- I'm interested in this too. Saw a Vietnamese woman add huge cardomon to soup base. - MarilynFL - 11:41pm on 03/14/10
- and I see the recipe uses BOTH kinds of cardomom, so there must be a difference [NT] - cheezz - 10:29pm on 03/15/10
- I found this description on silkroadspices.com >> - cheezz - 10:36pm on 03/15/10
- Sorry, I don't know the difference. [NT] - suz - 1:32pm on 03/15/10