Greek Chicken Souvlaki and Spanakopita Recipe | TATW

Greek Chicken Souvlaki and Spanakopita Recipe | TATW
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Greece is definitely a country on my travel wish list! With all the beautiful islands, rich culture and most off all GOOD FOOD! I was introduced to this chicken souvlaki with tzatiki sauce and spanakopita dish by an old coworker who happens to be greek. I just HAD to learn how to make it for myself. So here's the recipe I used to create this dish.

Ingredients:

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Chicken Souvlaki

  • 1lb Boneless chicken breast
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Oregano
  • Minced garlic
  • Ground pepper

Spankakopita

  • 1 roll of phyllo dough
  • 3 cups chopped spinach (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • Salt and pepper

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 2/3 cups (one 5.3oz container)  plain greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Oregano
  • Garlic (optional)

Spanakopita

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  1. Combine spinach, onion, feta, egg, flour, salt and pepper into large pan and cook on med-high heat covered for ~15min.

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2.  Thaw phyllo dough according to directions on package. Cut roll of phyllo dough in half, long ways. Note: The sheets are really thin and dry easily so work quickly.

3. Grab about 5 sheets for each triangle. Apply a spoonful of melted butter down the sheet.

4. Fold sheet in a "flag folding" motion until you get a final triangle.

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5. Once all triangles are folded, place onto baking sheet, add a little melted butter on top and bake at 350 deg. for 20-30min until golden brown.

Chicken Souvlaki

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1. Cut up chick in small 1in pieces and season with oregano, salt, pepper and lemon juice.

2. Cook in skillet stovetop until well done. Another option: Put chicken on skewer sticks and grill!

Tzatziki sauce

Combine greek yogurt, cucumber, and lemon juice. Add salt, pepper, oregano and garlic for taste.

 

That's it! Super easy recipe for a super easy greek meal! Enjoy!

Watch the video here:

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Vanessa.Michele