Saturday, July 22, 2017

Easy Entertaining Chicken Souvlaki Platter


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I'm revealing my famous Easy Entertaining Chicken Souvlaki:  Plump, juicy chicken breasts marinated with Greek flavors such as lemon, garlic, oregano, and wine. This easy summer dish turns finger food up to a new level. - Slice of Southern

Boy am I glad it's the weekend!

It was a long week at work and what better way to start the weekend than with a small gathering around the pool with good friends.

When you entertain, especially on a weeknight, you want to make something that is quick and easy.  This calls for some refreshing drinks, a nice fruit bowl, and some easy to eat appetizer finger food.


I'm revealing my famous Easy Entertaining Chicken Souvlaki:  Plump, juicy chicken breasts marinated with Greek flavors such as lemon, garlic, oregano, and wine. This easy summer dish turns finger food up to a new level. - Slice of Southern

I'm finally revealing my famous recipe, Easy Entertaining Chicken Souvlaki Platter.  Imagine plump, juicy chicken breasts marinated with Greek flavors such as lemon, garlic, oregano, and wine. This easy summer dish turns finger food up to a new level.  Make sure to add Lavash strips as a vessel to hold the chicken, and a bowl filled with chilled, refreshing Tzatziki for dipping.  Oh man this is HEAVEN!

A quick 1 hour marinade is necessary to impact bold, bright flavors in the chicken.  Once that is done, it's easy sailing and 15 minutes to the best finger food dish around!  You can grill the chicken outside like we did, or you can use a good sturdy grill pan on the stove.  (Options, I love that!)


I'm revealing my famous Easy Entertaining Chicken Souvlaki:  Plump, juicy chicken breasts marinated with Greek flavors such as lemon, garlic, oregano, and wine. This easy summer dish turns finger food up to a new level. - Slice of Southern

Keep the chicken whole to begin with so they remain moist inside.  Once you let them rest you can cut them into bite size pieces.  We served them with Lavash, a middle eastern unleavened bread that is perfect to use as a dipping devise for the chicken.  You could easily substitute pita wedges if you like.

All in all the weather was balmy last night, but the food was outstanding.  This dish is packed with flavor, and we enjoyed each and every bite.    


I'm revealing my famous Easy Entertaining Chicken Souvlaki:  Plump, juicy chicken breasts marinated with Greek flavors such as lemon, garlic, oregano, and wine. This easy summer dish turns finger food up to a new level. - Slice of Southern

Don't miss out!  Summer is going by quickly and we should all take advantage of long evenings gathered with friends and of course, fabulous food like my Easy Entertaining Chicken Souvlaki Platter.

Enjoy!









Chicken Souvlaki Platter

serves 4-6

3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbs. dry white wine
1 Tbs. lemon juice
1/4 cup minced yellow onion
1 garlic clove, minced
2 bay leaves, broken or chopped into tiny pieces
1 tsp. dried oregano
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken
Lemon wedges for garnish
Parsley, chopped for garnish
Lavash, cut into strips
Tzatziki, for dipping
In a bowl, stir together the olive oil, wine, lemon juice, onion, garlic, bay leaves, oregano, salt and pepper. Add the chicken and turn to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.  

Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal or gas grill or preheat a cast-iron grill pan over medium-high heat.

Remove the chicken pieces from the marinade.  Place the chicken on the grill rack 4 to 5 inches from the fire or place in the hot pan and grill, turning once, until the chicken is opaque throughout, 4-5 minutes per side. Season with salt and pepper.

Remove to a cutting board and allow to rest 5 minutes.  Cut chicken into 1 inch bite size pieces.  Place on a platter along with the Lavash strips, and a bowl full of tzatziki for dipping.  Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley.  Serve immediately.



I'm revealing my famous Easy Entertaining Chicken Souvlaki:  Plump, juicy chicken breasts marinated with Greek flavors such as lemon, garlic, oregano, and wine. This easy summer dish turns finger food up to a new level. - Slice of Southern

I'm revealing my famous Easy Entertaining Chicken Souvlaki:  Plump, juicy chicken breasts marinated with Greek flavors such as lemon, garlic, oregano, and wine. This easy summer dish turns finger food up to a new level. - Slice of Southern





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