When I'm not creating my own recipes, I'm usually trying out other people's. But, even when I really like someone else's recipe, chances are I'm going to play around with it and change it up to suit our tastes. But today, I'm bringing you a recipe that I could barely mess with. Brian and I are both big fans of chicken souvlaki and it's practically our regular order at our favorite Greek diner. But I'd never tried making it at home. I make the cucumber and yogurt sauce (tzatziki) all the time but wasn't sure how to approach the chicken.
Juanita's Cocina posted a recipe for the souvlaki and I tried it. Love at first bite. I made it exactly as written the first time and then tried making various adjustments over time. Nope. I kept going back to the original and I made it over and over and over again.
I should mention that she calls this a gyro but, I've always known it as a souvlaki. That could be local differences in terms but who even cares when it tastes so good. So, have you gone over to Jen's blog yet? Why not? OK, first here's the recipe (I scaled it down a bit) so you can make this dish and then go see Jen for lots of other ideas. Tell her she needs to move to New York. Enjoy!
(Slightly adapted from Juanita's Cocina)
2 Chicken breasts
4 Cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1/4 Cup Greek yogurt
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon dried oregano
Salt & pepper to taste