Dolce Mangia
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Chicken Souvlaki - GF

2 lb cubed chicken
½ c olive oil
2 lemons - about 4 tablespoons juice
¼ c wine 
2 t dried oregano
1 t dried thyme
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 small onion, chopped
Salt and pepper
1 onion, cut into quarters
3 peppers, chopped into chunks
1 bag cherry tomatoes, whole

Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice and wine together. Add herbs, crushed garlic and chopped onion and put the mixture into a deep dish. Set some marinade aside to coat the cooked kebabs. Add the meat cubes to the marinade and mix together well, ensuring the meat is well and evenly covered. Marinate for at least two hours, but it is best if left overnight.

Either metal or wooden skewers can be used, but the wooden ones need soaking for at least half an hour before they are used. This prevents them from burning.

Remove the meat from the marinade, the remaining marinade may be kept for basting during cooking but it must then be thrown away. Make up the kebabs with an alternate piece of meat and vegetable. Making them all up the same makes them look more attractive on the serving dish. The kebabs may be baked in the oven, grilled or the best of all barbecued.  Cook thoroughly and evenly turning them over regularly throughout the cooking time. Brush with the reserved marinade that hasn't been in contact with the raw meat. Serve with Tzatziki sauce.

Tzatziki Sauce:

1 cup Greek yogurt (gourmet stores)
¼ English cucumber, chopped into small pieces
4 garlic cloves - crushed
Salt and pepper

Mix all the ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Time: 90 minutes   Serves: 10

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