A fun way to dish up dinner is as a serve yourself Chicken Souvlaki Platter platter with delicious components and let people choose how they like to assemble it! Make the pita bread yourself or use store bought pita breads.
Recipe by Jo O’Keefe for ele Magazine.
Home made pita bread (makes 8)
3 cups of plain flour
1 sachet of instant yeast (7 grams)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup warm water
3 tablespoons olive oil
Teaspoon of salt
Chicken thighs (allow one or two boneless thighs per person)
Cut thigh meat into cubes and thread onto bamboo skewers
Mix juice of 2 lemons together with 1 clove of garlic (peeled & chopped) salt and pepper, 1 tsp dried oregano, 1 one tsp dried mint
and 1 tbsp of olive oil.
1 cucumber, chopped
10 cherry tomatoes
100g feta cheese
French fries (optional)
1 red onion, sliced
To make the pita bread
In a large bowl add flour.
Mix water with salt, oil and yeast and pour into the flour and stir well together using your hands to bring it all together into a ball. Knead well (use a little flour if you need) on the bench.
Divide and roll into 8 balls. Using a rolling pin, roll out each pita into a saucer size disc shape.
In a hot heavy based pan, add a dash of olive oil and cook the pita breads, flipping over once slightly golden on one side.
To make the chicken
Pour marinade over chicken skewers.
Pan-fry chicken skewers until golden brown and chicken is cooked through. Keep warm in oven.
To assemble the platter
Add the chicken, pita breads, cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese, red onion slices on a large platter. Garnish with lemon wedges and yoghurt.
Place the platter in the center of the table and let your guests self-serve.