Skillet Chicken Souvlaki

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie Clark

Prepare a family-friendly Mediterranean-style dish that's sure to please even the pickiest eater. The quick-cooking chicken and simple homemade yogurt sauce make this a perfect dish for a busy weeknight. Serve with a simple side salad.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup chicken mixture, 1/4 cup sauce, 1 pita, and about 1/4 cup tomatoes)
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 361
  • Fat: 7.4g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 35.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 39g
  • Fiber: 4.7g
  • Cholesterol: 72mg
  • Iron: 3.1mg
  • Sodium: 589mg
  • Calcium: 105mg

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups vertically sliced onion (about 1 medium)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green bell pepper (about 1)
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup grated English cucumber
  • 1/4 cup 2% Greek-style yogurt (such as Fage)
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 (6-inch) whole-wheat soft pitas, cut in half
  • 2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced

Preparation

  1. 1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Add chicken to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until done. Remove from pan.
  2. 2. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan. Add onion and bell pepper; sauté 3 minutes. Add chicken, garlic, and oregano; cook 30 seconds.
  3. 3. Combine cucumber and next 6 ingredients (through 1/8 teaspoon salt). Serve chicken mixture with yogurt sauce, warmed pita, and tomato slices.
  4. Salad: Combine 5 cups torn romaine lettuce, 1/3 cup sliced red onion, and 3 sliced pepperoncini peppers. Combine 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; toss with salad. Top with 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese and 3 tablespoons halved kalamata olives.
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