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Souvlaki!

Like Kabobs, the word Souvlaki simply means “meat on skewers.” But Greeks also use it to describe the actual meal—warm pita, loaded with perfectly marinated grilled meat and topped with Tzatziki sauce.

Greek souvlaki marinade is a simple marinade with the perfect balance of flavors—lots of raw garlic along with spices like oregano, rosemary, and sweet paprika. The liquid in this souvlaki marinade is a combination of excellent extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. If you have the time, let the chicken marinate for a couple of hours or overnight (refrigerated). But if not, even 30 minutes is enough to infuse the chicken with great flavor.

This homemade chicken souvlaki recipe takes you to the streets of Athens! Complete with the best souvlaki marinade; instructions for indoor or outdoor grilling; and what to serve with your souvlaki. Easy and delicious Chicken Souvlaki Pitas, served in a pita with lettuce and tomatoes and drizzled with tzatziki. A great grilled meal. No grill? Cook these on a baking sheet in a 400 degree oven until cooked through. Pop under the broiler at the end to add a little color.

“The gentle art of gastronomy is a friendly one. It hurdles the language barrier, makes friends among civilized people, and warms the heart.”
~ Samuel Chamberlain

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