Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Greek Chicken Pita and Roasted Potatoes

Now that it is getting nicer outside I have really been craving barbecued food. So I thought I would whip up some Greek Chicken kabobs then stuff the chicken in a pita with some homemade Tatziki sauce and some fresh veggies! Very summery! I also made a side of roasted Greek style potatoes.
For the Chicken Marinade you will need,
First pour the ¼ cup olive oil into a zip lock bag,
Next squeeze in the lemon juice, from 1 whole lemon,
Add in 2 cloves garlic, minced
Toss in 1 tsp oregano and 1 tsp thyme
Add in 1 tsp kosher salt
And last but not least ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper.
Cube up your chicken breasts and toss them in the bag. Massage the marinade into the chicken to coat well. Toss the bag in the fridge. You only want to marinade the chicken for 20 minutes or so, the fresh lemon juice will start to cook the chicken so 20 minutes is lots of time to infuse the flavor!
I used 2 chicken breast and there was lots of marinade. So you could probably do up to 4 breasts with this amount of marinade.
Thread the chicken onto skewers,
Place on BBQ for 8-10 minutes until browned and cooked through.
For the roasted potatoes,
I just cut up a couple of small red potatoes, drizzled them with olive oil and sprinkled on a good amount of this Club House Greek seasoning. It is super good. So flavorful and perfect for potatoes!
Try it!
Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes, stir around a bit and bake another 10 or so minutes until the potatoes are brown and fork tender.
You can put whatever you like in your Greek Chicken Pita, I used lettuce, chopped up tomato and cucumber, some crumbled feta, a little diced red onion and of course my home made tatziki sauce. They were delish!
I will post the Tatziki sauce recipe tomorrow! 

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