Another recipe from Antoni’s cookbook, and I am not sorry about it at all. If I have one goal with this blog it is to convince everyone to buy this cookbook. It has so many good recipes and I am slowing using this quarantine to Julie/Julia my way through it. This is an easy weekday recipe and you get to feel a bit summery when you break out the grill.
- 2 Medium Cucumbers, cut into 1/4 in cubes
- Salt + Pepper
- 1 1/4-1 1/2 lbs Chicken Breast, cut into 1 1/2in cubes
- 1 Large Garlic Clove, chopped
- 1 17.6oz Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 cup Fresh Lemon juice
- 1/4 cup Chopped Dill
- 1 Medium Shallot, thinly sliced
- 3 TBSP Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 Cup Crumbled Feta Cheese (4 oz)
- 1 tsp Dried Oregano
- 1 1/2 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 4 Pita Breads
- 8 oz Cherry Tomatoes, chopped
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Mint Leaves
Let’s Get Cooking
Set colander over a plate. Add the chopped cucumbers + toss with 1/4 tsp salt. Let sit for 15 min
Mash and chop the garlic + 1/4 tsp salt into a paste. Put in a bowl and combine with yogurt + lemon + dill
Transfer about 1/2 of the yogurt mixture into another bowl. Add the chopped chicken and ensure that all of the chicken is covered. Cover and refrigerate for 45 min to 4 hours. I let it set for about an hour & it was perf!
While the chicken is in the fridge, squeeze the cucumbers, getting out the rest of the liquid. Stir in the cucumber into the left over yogurt mixture.
Once the chicken has marinated: heat the oven to 200F and warm the pitas on the oven racks. Pick out 12 skewers. ** If using wooden ones let them soak in water for 10 min***
Remove tzatziki from the fridge to allow it to get to room temperature. Place shallots in a bowl with red wine vinegar and salt. Let sit for 15 min then drain
In another bowl, mix together feta + oregano + olive oil
Skewer the chicken and season with salt + pepper
Heat the grill to medium-high. Grill the chicken, turning once about halfway through, about 8-10 minutes. Once complete, slide the chicken off the skewer.
Time to Plate
Start with a Pita + spread tzatziki + chicken + feta + tomatoes + pickled shallots + more tzatziki + chopped dill + mint
This is a great meal, super filling, and leaves you with easy to put together left overs. I hope you enjoy this recipe like I did. I know that I will be making it again!
Made with Love,