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Paprika chicken souvlaki with tzatziki sauce
Paprika chicken souvlaki with tzatziki sauce

Paprika chicken souvlaki with tzatziki sauce

Preparation 25 minutes
Cooking time 8 to 10 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

Marinade:

  • 90 ml (1/4 cup + 2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) wine vinegar
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) garlic, minced
  • 22 ml (1 1/2 tbsp) mild paprika
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) dried oregano
  • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) Espelette pepper
  • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) ground mustard

Souvlakis:

  • 625 g (1 1/4 lb) chicken breasts or boneless and skinless thighs (to your taste), cut into 3 cm (1 1/4 in.) cubes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 500 ml (2 cups) tzatziki sauce
  • 4 pita breads

Preparation

  1. Soak 4 wooden skewers in water for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Mix together the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Stir well.
  3. Place the chicken cubes in a gratin dish. Set aside.
  4. Top the chicken with the marinade and stir well to coat the cubes.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours. Stir after 1 hour.
  6. Scrub the barbecue grill clean.
  7. Preheat the barbecue to 230°C (450°F) or medium-high heat. Oil the grill. 
  8. Thread the chicken cubes onto skewers. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Cook the skewers for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, with the barbecue lid closed.
  10. Serve on a bed of rice accompanied by a Greek salad, tzatziki sauce and pita bread. 
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