If you love Greek Souvlaki, this dip is for you!! Ever wanted a nice bite of chicken Souvlaki with tzatziki sauce to go on forever?
Well in all honestly, they will keep eating the dip and just ignore you and your mournful eye looks of "how is it, is it good"? Yes, they will ignore you my friends, and keep eating the dip. By the end of the function you are serving it to, you will have an empty bowl!
If that alone is not the best compliment ever!!! By the way, does anyone have a solution to having male guests compliment and not just devour all brought out food, and also play monkey in the middle with the hostess? Now I'm totally serious. Anyone?
Oh well, I guess I will be dealing with "tall guy #1 & tall guy#2" for years to come!!
Ready for the recipe? Here we go;
3 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts (or 2 large) cubed
1/3 cup fresh parsley chopped fine
1-1/2 tbsp dried marjoram or oregano (or 1/4 cup fresh chopped herbs)
1 tsp dried thyme, or 2 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup lemon juice (I used bottle in this recipe)
2 tsp. Course sea or kosher salt
1/2 tsp. Black pepper
4 garlic cloves crushed
*In a ziplock bag add all your marinade ingredients, add your cubed chicken, using your fingers, manipulate marinade to make sure all chicken pieces are coated, seal and place in fridge for 2-4 hours.
At this point, you can grill or bake your chicken pieces and make the best Souvlaki on a skewer, or as seen below in a pita ever!! You will be the talk of the town I say...
2 cups sour cream (I used Fat Free for this part)
2-3 cloves garlic crushed
2-3 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp vegetable oil (I used canola)
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and grated - placed in a small sieve to drain
*use your silver bullet or mini chopper for this part, easier and works better*
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint
salt & pepper to taste
*Optional additional ingredients*
2 green onions chopped fine
2-3 tbsp regular sour cream
Place all your ingredients in the ziplock bag and place in fridge
Remove chicken from oven. In a food processor, add all the chicken cubes and a drizzle of the marinade broth. Pulse on low till chicken starts to break down. Add the rest of the marinade broth, pulsing till chicken is "pureed".
Remove from processor and add pureed chicken to the tzatziki sauce, mix well. You can now add the diced green onions, and additional sour cream if desired.
Our favorite is pita wedges and pumpernickel.
Love the crudites as well...
Dishin with Didi