Friday, July 27, 2012

Souvlaki Chicken

My husband and little girl love this recipe (and me, too).  Thanks to my sister-in-law Jodi for introducing it to us.  This recipe comes from the Girlfriends on the Go! cookbook (A Busy Mom's Guide to Make-Ahead Meals).

Souvlaki Marinated Chicken Skewers

6 tablespoons olive oil
6 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cloves garlic -- minced
1 teaspoon onion -- minced
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
2-3 pounds chicken -- cut in 1" to 2" pieces

Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, and oregano in a glass bowl or casserole dish.  Add the meat and stir well.  Cover and marinate in the fridge for 3-4 hours or overnight.

Thread meat on skewer stick.  Cook on the grill.  You could also broil until cooked through.

FREEZER DIRECTIONS:  Place meat in a labelled freezer bag, pour marinade over the top, and freeze flat.  The Meat will marinate nicely when you thaw it.

Source: Girlfriends on the Go! by Suzie Roberts

Serving Ideas : Serve with rice, or it's really good in flat bread with tzatziki sauce (great recipe at here at Mel's Kitchen Cafe).

NOTES : You can also use pork or turkey instead of chicken.