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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Greek Chicken Skewers with Greek Lemon Mayonnaise on Pita Bread

Hello everyone! Last night I was feeling inspired and decided to try my hand at inventing a recipe! So, I came up with this chicken recipe which was fabulous, so, I thought I would share it with you. Please try it and any feed back is welcome! Enjoy!


Chicken Skewers:

4 chicken breasts, diced
2 shallots, finely diced
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 lemon (you will need both juice and rind)
a couple of tablespoons of olive oil
dried thyme
dried oregano
salt and pepper
4 - 6 pita breads

Lemon Mayonnaise:

1/2 cup mayonnaise (not Miracle whip!)
1/2 lemon rind
pinch of dried oregano
salt and pepper

In a bowl, place shallots, garlic cloves, juice and rind of lemon, olive oil, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. Whisk together, and then, add chicken cubes. Place in the fridge for about an hour - do not marinade any longer than an hour, as the lemon will begin to "cook" your chicken.

Preheat your grill.

After the chicken has marinaded for an hour, skewer the chicken on soaked wooden skewers, or stainless steel skewers. Place on the grill and grill for a bout 4-5 minutes per side. (if you have a panini press grill you may place the top grill on top of the chicken, and cook for about 7-8 minutes without flipping.

While the chicken is cooking whisk together all ingredients for mayonnaise and set aside. The mayonnaise can be made up a day ahead - the longer it sits the more the flavours blend.

Once the chicken is cooked through, place some olive oil on the grill and place the pita breads on the grill for a couple of minutes each.

Serve the chicken skewers, the mayonnaise, and the pitas by taking the chicken off the skewers, and placing it inside the pita along with the mayonnaise and a nice greek salad on the side!

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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