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Souvlakia with Tzatziki

1-1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast; cut into 2-inch chunks
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic; minced
8 pita breads

1 small English cucumber
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups plain yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh mint; chopped
2 tablespoons fresh coriander or parsley; chopped
2 cloves garlic; minced
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
sweet green pepper; finely diced
salt and pepper

Pat chicken pieces dry with paper towels. In bowl, combine oil,
lemon juice, oregano, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, hot pepper
flakes and garlic. Add chicken and marinate in refrigerator for
1 to 2 hours.

Tzatziki Sauce: Quarter cucumber lengthwise; slice. Toss with salt;
let drain for 30 minutes in colander set over bowl. Discard liquid
and pat cucumber dry. Drain yogurt for 15 minutes in fine mesh
sieve set over bowl; discard liquid. Combine yogurt, mint, coriander,
garlic, hot pepper sauce, green pepper and cucumber. Season with
salt and pepper to taste. Thread chicken pieces onto skewers. Broil
or barbecue about 4 inches from heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until
cooked through and no longer pink inside, turning skewers every 3
to 4 minutes. Slide chicken off skewers into halved pita breads
and top with sauce.


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Easy and awesome grilling, October 12, 2005 - 01:12 PM
Reviewer: Anonymous from Doha, Qatar
This one has become a family favourite, especially on hot summer days. The chicken comes out tender and the spices are just right for every member of the family.

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