Friday, October 1, 2010

Chicken Souvlaki Wraps with Greek Potatoes

Who needs fast food when you can have Greek street food in less than an hour?  This is one of the most flavorful chicken marinades I have ever found and can be so versatile.  Use it for kebabs, salads, or wraps.  For the wraps, I simply butterflied 3 large boneless, skinless breasts and tripled the marinade. They only take about 10 minutes to cook on a medium-high grill and 5 minutes to rest.  Then slice for wraps or salads.

For the wraps, I cheated a bit.  I love homemade flatbread, but with a busy day I simply did not have time to make it.  So I used refrigerated pizza dough that I cut into thirds, flattened a bit, and grilled in the cast-iron skillet with a spritz of olive oil.  You could also bake them on the grill, which was my intention.  My grill ran out of gas while cooking the chicken.  Argh!

I played with the tzatziki a bit, opting for Greek yogurt instead of plain.  The texture is so much thicker and richer.  I also used a little more garlic and cucumber than the recipe called for, but it is a flexible recipe.  Just add the flavors to your liking.

Layer the chicken with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, feta cheese, tzatziki, or whatever you like, on top of the toasted bread.  The three breasts I cooked easily serves 6, or four with leftovers.  You know I love leftovers!

The Greek potatoes are just as simple.  Preheat oven to 400 F.  Slice 4 large baking potatoes into wedges length-wise.  Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the bottom of a large rimmed baking sheet in the oven.  I love my stone-ware for this.  When heated through, remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the following evenly over the bottom of the pan:
  1. 1 teaspoon salt
  2. 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  3. 2 teaspoons paprika
  4. 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Toss the potatoes wedges in the butter and seasonings to coat evenly.  Lay out in a single layer, and bake for 20 minutes, flipping once, until browned, tender, and crisping.  Serves 6.

The only thing left to say is, "Opa!"  Happy eating, everyone!

  1. Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce
  2. Greek Potatoes


  1. This recipe looks really good -- and I am a vegetarian! :) I think I will try my own veggie rendition. Those potatoes are making me hungry right now!
    Fit&Fab Living

  2. You could make a great veggie version with grilled eggplant, red peppers, and onions, in particular. Please send me a pic, and I'll post it to the site.