Chicken Souvlaki

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Prep Time: 12 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 5

Source: www.gimmesomeoven.com

Chicken Souvlaki

Ingredients

· 1.5 pounds uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces*· 5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced· 2 tablespoons olive oil*· 1 tablespoon dried oregano· 1 teaspoon Kosher salt· 1/2 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper· juice of 1 large fresh lemon· for serving: pita bread, fresh baby arugula (or chopped Romaine), thinly-sliced red onions, sliced cherry tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese, chopped fresh parsley, tzatziki sauce

Instructions

Step 1Combine chicken pieces, garlic, olive oil, oregano, salt, black pepper and lemon juice in a large ziplock bag or mixing bowl, and toss until the chicken is evenly coated.  Seal/cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or up to 1 day.Step 2Remove chicken from bag/bowl, and discard the leftover marinade.  Thread chicken onto skewers**.Step 3To Cook Chicken On The Grill: Preheat grill to medium-high.  Place skewers on the grill and cook for 6-8 minutes, turning once, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside.  Transfer skewers to a separate plate, and set aside.Step 4To Cook Chicken In The Oven: Preheat broiler, and place the rack about 5-6 inches from the top of the oven.  Place skewers on a large baking sheet, and broil for 6-8 minutes, turning once, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside.  Transfer skewers to a separate plate, and set aside.Step 5To assemble the chicken souvlaki pitas, lay a piece of pita bread out on a flat surface, and top it with a few pieces of chicken and your desired toppings and tzatziki sauce.  Serve immediately.