Monday, September 27, 2010
I made this recipe this past weekend when my Dad and sister were in town. I am originally from Buffalo and whenever I'm home I always have to have this from one of my favorite restaurants...a diner in town, Alton's. It is super EASY!! My greek next door neighbor taught me how to make homemade tzatziki (a greek yogurt-cucumber dip) from scratch...but I cheat and get it from Costco.
I use Kraft Greek vinaigrette dressing to marinade the chicken in....and Paul Newman's Olive oil and vinegar dressing for the salad.
All you do is marinade your chicken overnight......I bake my in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, then finish it off on the grill...I like to do it this way because it seems like the chicken doesn't dry out as much. I purchase pitas from Costco. They are pocket-less pitas from Kontos...but you can use any kind. Warm them up in the microwave for 30 seconds or so...then make your salad....I just use romaine lettuce. Top it with feta, kalamata olives, onions, pepperocini's, the grilled chicken and dressing. Put a few dollops of the tzatziki on your plate with the pitas and Voila! It's delicious!!
It's always been my dream to travel to Greece....hopefully someday, but for now I can just enjoy a little chicken souvlaki in my own kitchen.