The Mediterranean Diet is one of the most healthy, delicious diets one could choose to follow. Many of the traditional Greek meals include fishes or meats cooked in olive oil with spices that create a light meal with strong, fresh flavours. One of the most popular Greek foods is chicken souvlaki. Chicken souvlaki is marinated chicken that is grilled on skewers, as the word "souvlaki" in Greek translates to "skewer" in English. This meal is tasty and filling, without leaving you feeling guilty. Try out this recipe for chicken souvlaki, and see what all the Mediterranean has to to offer:Ingredients:
- Chicken 1 kg. (chunked)
- Garlic 1 tablespoon (chopped)
- Dill 2 tablespoon
- Oregano 2 tablespoon
- Olive Oil 3 tablespoon
- Lemon Juice 1 tablespoon
- Salt & Pepper 1 teaspoon of each
- Wooden Skewers
- Mediterranean Delicacies Tzatziki Dip
- or Low Fat Tzatziki 190g
- Add Feta Cheese as an extra
Method: Mix garlic, dill, oregano, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper into a bowl. Whisk the ingredients until the marinade is combined well.
Place chicken in the marinade and leave it to marinate in the bowl for 30 minutes to overnight in the refrigerator.
Once the chicken is finished marinating, heat the grill. Prepare the raw chicken on wooden skewers (add cut pieces of pepper or onions to enhance the meal), and place on the grill until chicken is cooked through (about 10-12 minutes).
Finally, remove chicken from the grill and serve with Mediterranean Delicacies Tzatziki sauce and optional sides of pita bread, grilled vegetables and feta cheese.
Chicken souvlaki is a light meal that is sure to keep you wanting more. Don't feel like you have to give up good food to look good. With so many ways to combine simple sauces, like tzatziki, and fresh products, like chicken and fish, the Mediterranean Diet is the healthy answer to all your dieting needs.