Mediterranean Chicken Skewers (Souvlaki)

 

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Nothing beats grilling on a lovely summer day. The fresh breeze blowing through the trees, the smell of barbeque in the air. For this recipe, I am showing you how to make Souvlaki, which is seasoned skewered chicken and a commonly grilled food in Greece. It is so simple to make and so delicious, that you will keep eating skewer after skewer, not leaving any for your guests. Get some charcoal, start a nice fire, and throw some Souvlaki on the grill today!

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Stand time 30 minutes to 3 hours

Ingredients:

3 large chicken breasts, cleaned, butterflied, and cubed (prior to cubing, using a fork, poke holes in the chicken)

1 bottle of beer of your choosing, preferably a light flavored beer

Juice from 1 freshly squeezed lemon

Olive oil

Kosher Salt

Black Pepper

Oregano

4 sprigs fresh rosemary

6 sprigs fresh thyme

Skewers

2 large Ziploc bags

Instructions

  • Separate the chicken into the two Ziploc bags
  • Add a tablespoon of olive oil, ½ the beer, ½ the lemon juice, 2 sprigs of rosemary, 3 sprigs of thyme, salt, pepper, oregano into each Ziploc bag, seal, and mix
  • Let it refrigerate anywhere from half an hour to 3 hours, depending on how much of a flavor you want
  • Take it out and let stand for about 15 minutes
  • Put 3 or 4 pieces, depending on size, on the skewer
  • Mix a little bit more of the salt, pepper and oregano and sprinkle a dash over the chicken skewers
  • Over a medium-high heat, grill the chicken skewers for about 5-7 minutes on each side, until the color changes and you see char marks
  • Drip a little bit of lemon juice if you’d like and serve and enjoy!
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