Active Time
10 MIN
Total Time
30 MIN
Yield
Serves : 4

How to Make It

Step 1    

Put the yogurt in a strainer lined with cheesecloth, a coffee filter, or a paper towel and set it over a bowl. Let drain in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. In a medium glass or stainless-steel bowl, combine the cucumber with 1 teaspoon of the salt; let sit for about 15 minutes. Squeeze the cucumber to remove the liquid. Put the cucumber back in the bowl and stir in the drained yogurt, the garlic, 1/8 teaspoon of pepper, and the dill.

Step 2    

Light the grill or heat the broiler. In a small glass or stainless-steel bowl, combine the oil, lemon juice, oregano, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Toss the chicken cubes in the oil mixture and thread them onto skewers. Grill the chicken over high heat or broil, turning once, until done, about 5 minutes in all. Transfer the chicken to a plate.

Step 3    

Spread both sides of the pitas with the butter and grill or broil, turning once, until golden, about 4 minutes in all. Cut into quarters.

Step 4    

To serve, put the pitas on plates and top with the onion, tomatoes, and chicken skewers with any accumulated juices. Serve with the tzatziki and olives.

Suggested Pairing

This traditional Greek preparation goes with a number of choices to suit the occasion and your taste. Look for a very fruity red such as a Beaujolais, a sparkling wine from California, or a Sauvignon Blanc from northern Italy.

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Aggregate Rating value: 4

Review Count: 4553

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: DGLand

Review Body: I made a few changes to this recipe.  I marinated the tomatoes in extra-virgin olive oil, a splash of red wine vinegar, salt, pepper and dried basil.  The onions I thinly sliced, added lemon juice and let them "cook".  Then I seasoned with salt and cumin.  I served this with a celery root salad.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-07-25