Keeping the house cool: Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Gyros
We're a week into September already! It's a cold, drizzly day here in the Seattle area and our apartment pool is now closed for the year. :( I am not looking forward to the rainy fall and winter ahead, especially since it seems like our whole summer was cold and rainy too! Yesterday Joshua asked me to take a picture of some food and I said "No... it's too dark..." and I realized it was only 2:30pm! Noooooo! Just... NO. That is not allowed to be! :P
Okay enough whining. :) I hope you're living where there's still some warm summer left, because I've still got a couple weeks' worth of grilled foods and salad recipes to post! :)
Starting with... Chicken Souvlaki Gyros!
What is "souvlaki"?! In short, it's Greek seasoned skewered meat cooked on a grill. I used chicken and fresh herbs (from my friend's garden!) and Joshua did the grilling. Served with homemade pita bread and a few fresh toppings, this made a delicious summer gyro-style dinner!
We've made gyros with lamb, but we don't usually have lamb on hand. The chicken souvlaki was a great alternative and added some variety to our summer of grilled fish and various salads. :)
I made a big batch of pita pockets and used them for several different dinners through the week. Pita bread isn't difficult to make, at all, but I try to minimize food prep time. :) Dilly Tuna Melts on Whole Wheat Pita Bread is another favorite easy dinner recipe, and any extra pita breads can be made into pita chips in about 10 minutes' time... so yeah. Pita bread never lasts long at our house! :)
Have you ever had souvlaki or gyros? The first time I had gyros was when we made lamb gyros a few years ago. So different but YUM! :)