I really like updating old posts because I like making them look prettier. Plus, my older posts are not as easy to follow and my chicken souvlaki pita post was definitely in need of some improvement.
This dish has been a favorite of mine for years. I can't even remember the first time I made it. I just know that when I was home from college on break, my sister and I would hit up this pita place in Montclair (Beyond Pita) and we'd always get one falafel pita and one chicken shawarma pita. I haven't perfected my falafel recipe yet, but when I do, I will share. I have, however, perfected my chicken souvlaki recipe, so here it is in all its glory.
1½ lbs. chicken thighs
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons minced parsley
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
flatbread pita (2 to 3 per person)
This chicken is ridiculously simple but it's amazingly delicious. Chicken thighs are already really flavorful and tender, but marinating in lemon juice makes the chicken even more flavorful and tender.
flatbread pita because homemade pita is so much yummier than store bought.
chunky tzatziki. Tzatziki tastes so much better when it's been given some time for the flavors to meld together so if you can, make it a few hours ahead of meal time.