I was looking to make something that was hearty and healthy at the same time and this is what I came up with. The flavor of the chicken is just right and the Tzatziki complements it perfectly. I had two skewers over a delicious Greek Salad. Thehubby AKA GYMRAT needs a bit more fuel for all those sexy muscles so I made him some delicious roast potatoes to go with it.
Numnums in our tumtums. I originally put the chicken on one of those little disposable grills that I love so much but this was
I also made the Tzatziki about 3 hours ahead of time. Technically I should have made it a day early like everyone says, but I didn't have that kind of time AND I prefer to the uber garlicy taste that you get on the first day. And after we ate dindin we made our way to a fun little improve workshop in Bury. We read scripts and interacted by doing a few activities. It was pretty great. TheHubby read three different parts and was really good in all of them (including the black man that kept getting called nigger...the one I didn't want him to play!). I played a
It was a pretty great night.
Adapted from a few places that I hodgepodged together.
- 4 large chicken breasts
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp paprika
- black pepper
- 3 cloves garlic
- garlic salt
1. Pound out chicken and cut into pieces.
Put chicken in a bag and add all other ingredients to marinate.
2. Marinate for at least 30 minutes and soak the skewers in water while you wait.
3. Pierce chicken on skewers and put on preheated grill. I like to turn in on all four sides to let it cook. I like to fold over the chicken to give it bit more depth and really get the seasoning in there.
4. Cook on grill for 20-30 minutes.
Shaina's Lemon Mint Tzatziki
2 small cucumber
2 tbsp mint, chopped
4 cloves garlic
salt and pepper
4 tbsp dill
3 tbsp lemon juice
1. Cut cucumber in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Mix with salt and let sit in strainer for 30 minutes to remove excess water. Shake and turn to removes more water.
2. Squeeze into paper towel to remove salt and any water left over. You don't want runny tzatziki
3. Mix all ingredients in a bowl adding more herbs or seasonings to taste.
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp Rosemary
1. Cut potatoes into 6 pieces.
2. Boil potatoes for 15-20 minutes. You don't want them to get too soft.
3. Stain in a colander and then place on a foiled baking sheet.
4. Pour olive oil over the potatoes and be sure there is a generous amount on all of them. Be careful. Really hot! Then season to taste.
5, Pop in the over on 400 and watch the magic happen. They should be ready in about 20-30 minutes.
Nice and crisp on the outside soft on the inside. Yummy!
What is your favorite Greek Recipe?