If you love souvlaki, then you’ll love this recipe. It’s melt-in-your mouth delicious and bursting with lemony flavour. You can serve it in whole grain pita pockets or tortillas, along with a bit of tzatziki, shredded lettuce and tomatoes. It’s also wonderful served along side brown rice and a green salad. It’s makes a great leftover meal for lunch too (served hot or cold)!
2 chicken breasts (400 g/14 oz)
Juice of one medium lemon (about 3 tbsp/45 mL)
Zest of one medium lemon (about 1 tsp/5 mL)
½ cup (125 mL) fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp (15 mL) extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 green onion, chopped
¼ tsp (1 mL) salt
¼ tsp (1 mL) pepper
Please note: this marinade is also wonderful with pork, beef or fish.
Put all marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Remove all visible fat from chicken and cut into one inch cubes.
Add chicken to marinade and stir until combined.
Let chicken marinate for at least 15 minutes or more. Another option is to marinate the chicken overnight in the fridge.
When ready to cook, turn grill to medium heat. Put chicken on skewers. Spray grill with non-stick cooking spray. Grill chicken for about 6 minutes total or until done (turn kebabs about every 2 minutes while cooking).
Nutritional Information Per Skewer (makes 4 skewers): 137 calories, 4 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 2 g carbohydrates, .5 g sugars, .5 g fibre, 23 g protein, 195 mg sodium
Liz Pearson is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for peanut butter sandwiches and an undying love for chocolate! Liz believes that food, love and life should be delicious and she’s dedicated to making your life more so.”
My mission is to inspire people through my writing and speaking to experience more “deliciousness” in all aspects of their lives. What does “deliciousness” mean to me? It means delightful, wonderful and highly pleasing to the senses! Food, including healthy food, should be delicious.
Choosing nutritional all-stars and disease-fighting superstars helps fuel a long, healthy and delicious life. A delicious life overflows with wonderful things like love, joy, fun and adventure. Where does my mission come from? It comes straight from my heart – it is who I am, what I believe in and what I strive for every day. I hope your life will be better and more delicious, because of my contribution to it!” Her next book “Broccoli, Love & Dark Chocolate” will be coming early next year.