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Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken Souvlaki

I’m not actually a Greek which makes me a no good for the pronunciation by I am rest assured that I spelled it right. Another thing is that I am not a Greek Language professor so I won’t be able to teach you how to pronounce this but what I do know is that I love food and I like it healthy. The love for food is perhaps one thing that can unite all people all over the world. All people whatever your status eat food. It may be of different taste but if you are able to discover every food out there in the world, you’ll find out that food can make other nation understand each other. The food can actually manifest their culture or perhaps history. But I’m not here to discuss any of that. I’m here to introduce to you to this meal made healthier with the other ingredients that goes with it. Looking at the ingredients’ list and you’ll already figure how healthy this meal could be.

One good thing about this food is that it is very easy to prepare and cook that can really fit to any busy shcedule. Our version of this Greek favorite requires exactly two minutes and 20 seconds of cooking, thanks to rotisserie chicken. We replaced the traditional tzatziki sauce with a zesty mix of yogurt, feta, and dill, which boosts the flavor content without adding fat. Serve with your favorite Mediterranean side―baba ghanoush, tabbouleh, and couscous are all good choices or any you may think would serve it together with. There could have been no better way to treat yourself even the whole family with this classic and healthy meal. It is delicious, easy to do, and healthy dish fit for any occasion even just a simple get-together lunch or dinner with your loved ones.

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese (cheese from goat which is considered among the healthy kinds of cheese just make sure you really bought the one which is made from goat’s milk)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek-style yogurt (are found to be very nutritious as compared to other yogurt due to the processing it went to finish the product)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (always known to be the healthy oil due to no unwanted cholesterol), divided into portions to aid in mixing
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons bottled minced garlic, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (a medicinal plant for cough illness and good to add flavor)
  • 2 cups sliced roasted skinless, boneless chicken breast (the healthy part of chicken with  very low amount of cholesterol due to majorly composed of lean white meat)
  • 4 (6-inch) pitas, cut in half
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped plum tomato
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

How to do:

  1. Combine feta cheese, yogurt, dill, 1 teaspoon oil, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic in a small bowl, stirring well.
  2. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 teaspoon garlic and oregano to pan, and sauté for 20 seconds.
  3. Add chicken, and cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Place 1/4 cup chicken mixture in each pita half, and top with 2 tablespoons yogurt mixture, 2 tablespoons shredded lettuce, 1 tablespoon cucumber, and 1 tablespoon tomato. Divide onion evenly among pitas.

Enjoy this meal with all vegetables listed above which are widely known to contain high amount of vitamins and minerals by the body. Eating healthy has never been this good with such delicious meals you can actually do. Enjoy!

 

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