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  • Chicken Souvlaki

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size ½ of recipe
    Calories 499
    Total Fat 19 g
    Saturated Fat 6 g
    Sodium 925 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 44 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    Protein 38 g

    Servings and Times

    Servings 2
    Marinating time 1 hour

    Ingredients and Preparation

    Ingredients Measures
    Fresh thyme 1½ teaspoons (or ¾ teaspoon dried)
    Freshly ground pepper to taste
    Balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon
    Fresh lemon juice 2 +2 teaspoons
    Olive oil 4 + 2 teaspoons
    Boneless, skinless chicken breast ½ pound
    Heart of romaine lettuce, sliced ½
    Medium tomato, sliced into wedges 1
    Red onion, sliced ¼
    Crumbled Feta 1/3 cup
    Kalmata olives, pitted ¼ cup
    Plain low-fat yogurt ¼ cup
    Garlic clove, minced ½
    Cucumber, diced ¼ cup
    Dash of salt
    Pita breads 2
    Directions
    1. Combine thyme, pepper, balsamic vinegar, and 2 teaspoons lemon juice in a small bowl. Add 4 teaspoons olive oil and whisk until incorporated.
    2. 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.
    3. Combine lettuce, tomatoes, onion, Feta, and olives in a medium bowl. Toss with the remaining dressing.
    4. Combine yogurt, garlic, cucumber, remaining lemon juice, and salt in a small bowl.
    5. 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.
    6. Grill pita breads for about 1 minute on each side, until warmed.
    7. Spread yogurt sauce over pita bread. Top with the chicken and salad.

    Exchanges3.5 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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