Try our Chicken Souvlaki.
As the experts say, a Mediterranean diet is healthful and nutritious. This recipe is inspired by one of our favorite dives in Princeton: Olives.
Have you been?
It's a quick little Greek market with tasty treats like chicken parm, lots of baked goods, breakfast egg dishes - and of course - Souvlaki. Olives' chicken souvlaki was legitimately responsible for 75%* of Hubby's nutrition during his undergraduate years. I can't blame him.
Here's our version.
1 lb chicken (buy a rotisserie and you'll never touch a pan!)
1 head of lettuce, shredded
1 tomato, sliced
1 red onion, very thinly sliced (who wants a big chomp of red onion? sick.)
Tzatziki sauce (nothing fancy here - we bought a tub from Whole Foods)
Pitas (1 package will have 4-5; you'll want 1 pita per person)
Salt and Pepper
If you bought unprepared chicken, season it generously with salt and pepper
Cook in a frying pan with about 1-2 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat (5 minutes per side, or until golden); remove, slice and let cool
Spread Tzatziki sauce on pitas
Layer all the good stuff!
Might I recommend this order*?
*It ensures the least amount of spillage and mess, because if you haven't figured it out yet, you'll be eating this with your fingers, and if you're anything like me, you're having a tiny panic attack.
Want my advice? Go heavy on the sauce.
Because this sandwich is low in calories, you'll want to supplement it with a side or two. We used tabouli (prepared sides from Whole Foods), but anything you like will work!
Serve and enjoy!
*Percents in this post are approximate.
**You know what else would be awesome in this Souvlaki? Pickles. And/or hot peppers.