Herby Chicken Souvlaki with Lemon Tzatziki
Souvlaki is a Greek dish I just can't get enough of! It's simple to prepare and will make your summer barbecue stand out from the rest! Chicken thigh is one of my favourite cuts of
meat and the free range hens from the Rhug Estate are certainly cut above the rest, the flavour is sensational. I've marinated my chicken in a wonderfully Mediterranean mix; the smell of herbs, lemon and olive oil is like a breath of fresh air. Once sufficiently marinated the meat is skewered and put under the grill (or BBQ) until browned and sizzling. I've served my meat with lemon tzatziki and, shock horror, I did not make my own! The pre-made tzatziki at Bayley & Sage is well worth cutting corners for, I simply added lemon juice to give it that extra zing!
Makes 8 skewers
Ingredients for the souvlaki
800g chicken thighs, remove skin & bones
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp herbes de provence
2 or 3 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 tsp all spice
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil
Salt & pepper
8 bamboo skewers
Ingredients to serve
2 pots of tzatziki
Juice of 1 lemon
70g feta cheese
200g mixed tomatoes
Half a red onion, sliced
Start by soaking the bamboo skewers in water. Cut the chicken into 3cm chunks and transfer to a mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until everything is coated in the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or longer if you want a more intense flavour.
Turn on the grill to a high heat (or prepare your barbecue for cooking). Remove the chicken from the fridge and layer onto the skewers. Once the grill is hot, place the skewers into cook for around 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally until browned and sizzling.
While the skewers are cooking prepare the sides. Pour the lemon juice into the tzatziki and stir. Brush the pita bread with olive oil and place on a hot griddle pan to warm. Finally combine the tomatoes, feta and red onion.
Once the skewers are ready serve immediately with the sides and enjoy!
All the ingredients that I used today are from Bayley & Sage on a collaboration for summer recipes for you to enjoy with your family and friends.