Chicken Souvlaki
En Español (Spanish Version)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size½ of recipeCalories499Total Fat19 gSaturated Fat6 gSodium925 mgTotal Carbohydrate44 gDietary Fiber3.5 gProtein38 g
Servings and Times
Servings2Marinating time1 hour
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresFresh thyme1½ teaspoons (or ¾ teaspoon dried)Freshly ground pepper to tasteBalsamic vinegar1 teaspoonFresh lemon juice2 +2 teaspoonsOlive oil4 + 2 teaspoonsBoneless, skinless chicken breast½ poundHeart of romaine lettuce, sliced½Medium tomato, sliced into wedges1Red onion, sliced¼Crumbled Feta1/3 cupKalmata olives, pitted¼ cupPlain low-fat yogurt¼ cupGarlic clove, minced½Cucumber, diced¼ cupDash of saltPita breads2
  • Directions
  • Combine thyme, pepper, balsamic vinegar, and 2 teaspoons lemon juice in a small bowl. Add 4 teaspoons olive oil and whisk until incorporated.
  • Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag and add half of the dressing (about 1 tablespoon). Toss to coat and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Combine lettuce, tomatoes, onion, Feta, and olives in a medium bowl. Toss with the remaining dressing.
  • Combine yogurt, garlic, cucumber, remaining lemon juice, and salt in a small bowl.
  • Prepare an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan. Remove chicken from marinade and grill for 6-8 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Let rest for 5 minutes and then slice into thin strips.
  • Grill pita breads for about 1 minute on each side, until warmed.
  • Spread yogurt sauce over pita bread. Top with the chicken and salad.

  • Exchanges
    3.5 very lean meats; 1 medium-fat meat substitute; 2 fats; 2.5 starches; 1 vegetable.

    Side Suggestions: Hummus and Pita Bread

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