Chicken Souvlaki with Grilled French Bread and Tzatziki

Souvlaki for Mediterranean Diet

Chicken Souvlaki with Grilled French Bread and Tzatziki


One of my favorite Mediterranean Diet recipes is eating souvlaki from a street vendor in Greece.  They start with well marinated chicken on a stick cooked slowly over a wood fired grill.  As the chicken cooks, they sprinkle salt and squeeze lemon juice on the tasty morsels.  Usually, it is served with a slice of bread that has been drizzled with olive oil and grilled.   Our recipe for chicken souvlaki takes the traditional recipe, but adds Greece’s famous yogurt Tzatziki Sauce to create the perfect summer dish alongside a Greek salad or a fried potato, tomato and arugula salad and a bottle of red or white wine. Serve this at a summer barbecue and your guests will become your biggest fans. Did we mention that it is remarkably quick and easy? Souvlaki is a no fuss option that quickly comes together with just a few ingredients. As a plus, there is very little kitchen cleanup!

Here is a video I took of a vendor in Chania, Crete making pork souvlaki.  This was at then end of a mile long market and I was ready for lunch!


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