Tender marinated chicken strips nestled in warm, soft skillet flatbreads with Greek dressing and feta tzatziki sauce. Paired with a Greek salad this is a recreation of one of my family’s favorite Greek diner meals, part of my dinner party menu sponsored by McCormick Gourmet.
When I think dinner party I think themes like Mexican, Italian or in this case Greek. I also think “simple” after a Mexican dinner party where I made 3x too much food. I used McCormick’s line of Gourmet spices, herbs and herb blends but included alternatives in case you don’t have them on hand.
The dinner began with a Greek Salad bar where guests could help themselves. I laid out trays of sun-dried and fresh tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, sliced red onion and romaine hearts. I made a lemon and herb enriched dressing using McCormick’s Tuscan Seasoning (a blend of spices including marjoram, rosemary, thyme, basil, red pepper, onion, sun-dried tomato and red bell pepper).
For the souvlaki, strips of chicken are marinated in a lemon and olive oil marinade with more of the Tuscan Seasoning, dijon and garlic making them super tender with flavor that explodes in your mouth. You have the option of skewering them and grilling them on an outdoor grill or cooking them stovetop (sans the skewers) in a grill pan.
Soft, warm and tender; the spices are subtle.
My tzatziki sauce is a little different from the norm. I start with sour cream instead of Greek yogurt and I add feta cheese. With little cubes of crunchy cucumber, lemon, garlic and a ton of sweet dillweed it is entirely addicting. I recommend doubling the recipe. You will want to dip everything you can get your hands on into it including the warm flatbreads straight off the griddle.
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received a dinner party kit including product and gift cards. All opinions are my own.