Last up on my oh so yummy (the opinion of my guests and myself hehehe) middle eastern inspired meal is the Greek Yogurt Chicken.
I realized I neglected to remind you in the other posts to purchase pita bread from the store. Right before you are ready to eat pop it in the toaster for a minute or two to warm it up. Leave it in the toaster a little longer if you want the bread to be a little crunchy.
Okay, back to the chicken …
1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 lemon juiced
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breasts
In a large bowl, mix yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, salt, black pepper, ground cardamom and cayenne. Add the chicken breasts and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
Preheat your grill or grill pan. Remove excess marinade and place chicken in your grill pan. Grill the chicken breasts over moderate heat, until they are browned and cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Transfer the chicken breasts to a cutting board and slice the chicken into strips and serve.
So now you’ve got the chicken, tzatziki sauce, tabbouleh, hummus and pita bread all prepared and you are ready to go. Don’t forget to set the table, grab a bottle of wine and maybe light some candles…
Then the BEST part … dig in and enjoy the meal!!!