4th of July Favorites Part 1

chicken soulvaki
Skip the boring burger this 4th of July and load your plates with a taste tingling Mediterranean classic, Chicken Souvlaki with creamy Tzatziki Sauce. You can grill the chicken in doors or out and if you layer on leaf lettuce before the other ingredients your bread will not get soggy allowing you to transport these yummy sandwiches to a fireworks celebration. Stay tuned for 2 more 4th favorites coming this week!

Chicken Souvlaki
2 pounds chicken tenders
¼ cup olive oil
Juice and zest of a lemon
2 cloves garlic pressed
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil.
4 pita loaves
1 tomato sliced thin
½ Cucumber sliced thin
½ Red onion sliced thin
4 Lettuce leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
Tzatziki sauce

In a zip top bag combine olive oil, lemon, garlic, pepper, dried herbs and mix well. Add chicken and marinate in the refrigerator for up to 4 hours. Heat grill to medium high. Salt and pepper chicken and cook on both sides for 6-8 minutes until it is cooked through. Assemble souvlaki by warming bread in oven or toaster. Build souvlaki by layering bread with lettuce, chicken, onions, cucumbers, tomato, lettuce and Tzatziki sauce.

Tzatziki Sauce
2 4 ounce containers plain Greek yogurt
½ cucumber grated and strained
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon dried dill
½ teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Salt to taste

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Hold in refrigerator until using.

About Lorie Fangio

I am a lifestyle advisor with a passion for connecting families Around the Table for mealtime. We are becoming a society that doesn’t even speak to each other, texting and internet relationships are the norm and it is impacting our culture. I believe the human connection as we know it, is in danger. Finding time to spend together as a family unit can be difficult especially with dual family careers and children that are often hyper scheduled. My mission is to inspire families, with a no nonsense approach to real food. Gathering Around the Table is key to the foundation of familial relationships. Sitting down to a meal is much more than breaking bread, it is a bonding ritual for families that actually protects our kids from all the dangerous stuff in the world. With tips and techniques we can all get our families Around the Table!
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