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Recipe: Chicken Souvlaki with Homemade Tzatziki2 min read

Chicken_Souvlaki_and_Homemade_Tzatziki

Souvlaki has been a culinary favorite in Greece since ancient times. Homer makes mention of a meat and bread recipe resembling souvlaki, and there are also later references to street vendors selling souvlaki with pita in Constantinople during the Byzantine era. Today, this delicious combination remains just as popular. Often eaten on the street or taken home to enjoy, you can easily duplicate this recipe, and even make it a bit healthier, by cooking it yourself at home. Packed with filling protein from the chicken, calcium from the yogurt, and a bounty of vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber from the vegetables, this recipe is a nutritional homerun and a fast family favorite.

Serves 4

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for cooking
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • Zest and juice of one lemon, divided
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (whole milk yogurt works best here)
  • 4 tablespoons chopped dill
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced, divided
  • 1 sweet yellow onion, peeled and cut into ¼ inch thick rings
  • 1 beefsteak tomato, sliced into four ¼ inch slices
  • 4 small Kirby cucumbers, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 4 whole wheat pitas
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Sprouts and lemon wedges, to serve

Directions:

  1. Cut each chicken breast lengthwise down the middle, so you have four thinner breasts to work with. In a large bowl, toss the chicken with 2 tablespoons olive oil, the dried oregano, ½ the lemon juice and zest, ½ the chopped garlic, and a big pinch of salt and pepper. Toss to combine, and allow to sit at room temperature while you prep the other ingredients.
  2. To make the tzatziki, whisk together the yogurt, dill, and ¼ of the minced garlic. Drizzle in 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Roughly chop one of the cucumbers, and mix into the dip.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion rings, a pinch of salt, and the remaining chopped garlic, and toss well to combine. Cook for 4-6 minutes, until the onions are softened and charred and golden in places. Set aside, and reserve the skillet for cooking the chicken.
  4. Add another splash of olive oil to your skillet, and heat over medium high heat. Add the chicken breasts in an even layer, and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until thoroughly cooked and golden brown. Transfer to a cutting board to rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing into strips.
  5. In a small bowl, toss together the sliced cucumber rounds with a pinch of salt and pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil. Toss together to combine.
  6. To serve, warm the pitas in the oven or a toaster until hot (about 3-4 minutes at 325 degrees). Top each pita with a generous spoonful of tzatziki, a slice of tomato, the sliced chicken, caramelized sweet onions, and the marinated cucumbers. Top with the sprouts, and serve with lemon wedges and extra tzatziki on the side.

Variations: You can cook the chicken, onions, and pita on a grill if you prefer. You can also substitute chopped romaine lettuce, or baby arugula for the sprouts. To lighten up this dish, serve it over lettuce rather than a pita.

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Posted by Lustige Bilder - October 5, 2017 at 15:23

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Healthy Recipe: Spicy Thai Chicken Soup

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EPS_Spicy Thai SoupCreamy, savory, spicy, and comforting, this spicy Thai chicken soup incorporates classic Thai flavors in a veggie and protein packed dish. Ginger offers anti-inflammatory properties, and garlic boosts your immune system helping fight off infection. Mushrooms are a superfood in their own right, promoting immune function by increasing your body’s production of antiviral proteins. They also offer a plant based source of vitamin D and help fight free radicals and oxidation in the body. Make up a batch of this soup if you’re feeling under the weather, and consider it your first defense against cold and flu season!

Serves: 4-6

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts, sliced thinly
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 2 jalapenos, de-seeded to your spice preference
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 cups sliced shitake mushrooms
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4-6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 14 oz. can unsweetened low-fat coconut milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons fish sauce to taste
  • 2 cups sliced sugar snap peas
  • The juice and zest of 3-4 limes, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • Chopped cilantro and basil, to serve

Directions:

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt the coconut oil. Add the scallions, garlic, ginger, and jalapenos, and sauté for 2-3 minutes until starting to soften. Add the carrots and mushrooms, and sauté for another 3-4 minutes, until the mushrooms have started to caramelize and soften.
  2. Add the chicken breasts, vegetable broth, and coconut milk, and stir well to combine. Bring up to a boil, lower to a simmer, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes until the chicken has cooked through. Remove the chicken to a plate and shred it.
  3. Add the shredded chicken back to the pot with the fish sauce, snap peas, lime juice and zest, and some chopped fresh herbs. Stir well, season to taste with more lime and a bit of salt if needed, and enjoy!

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Posted by Lustige Bilder - March 20, 2017 at 18:18

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Healthy Recipe: Spicy Thai Chicken Soup

EPS_Spicy Thai Soup

EPS_Spicy Thai SoupCreamy, savory, spicy, and comforting, this spicy Thai chicken soup incorporates classic Thai flavors in a veggie and protein packed dish. Ginger offers anti-inflammatory properties, and garlic boosts your immune system helping fight off infection. Mushrooms are a superfood in their own right, promoting immune function by increasing your body’s production of antiviral proteins. They also offer a plant based source of vitamin D and help fight free radicals and oxidation in the body. Make up a batch of this soup if you’re feeling under the weather, and consider it your first defense against cold and flu season!

Serves: 4-6

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts, sliced thinly
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 2 jalapenos, de-seeded to your spice preference
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 cups sliced shitake mushrooms
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4-6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 14 oz. can unsweetened low-fat coconut milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons fish sauce to taste
  • 2 cups sliced sugar snap peas
  • The juice and zest of 3-4 limes, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • Chopped cilantro and basil, to serve

Directions:

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt the coconut oil. Add the scallions, garlic, ginger, and jalapenos, and sauté for 2-3 minutes until starting to soften. Add the carrots and mushrooms, and sauté for another 3-4 minutes, until the mushrooms have started to caramelize and soften.
  2. Add the chicken breasts, vegetable broth, and coconut milk, and stir well to combine. Bring up to a boil, lower to a simmer, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes until the chicken has cooked through. Remove the chicken to a plate and shred it.
  3. Add the shredded chicken back to the pot with the fish sauce, snap peas, lime juice and zest, and some chopped fresh herbs. Stir well, season to taste with more lime and a bit of salt if needed, and enjoy!

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Posted by Lustige Bilder - March 16, 2017 at 15:17

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Healthy Recipe: Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Bowls

Vietnamese Noodle Bowl

Vietnamese Noodle BowlThese bright and bracing noodle bowls are the perfect antidote to all the heavy, rich comfort foods that abound this time of year. Vietnamese food traditionally features these clean, acidic, sweet and salty flavors, which feature prominently in this recipe. Rice noodles keep this dish light and gluten free, but if you can’t find them, you can always swap in regular noodles or even spaghetti in a pinch. You can also swap the chicken for shrimp or tofu for a whole new twist. These bowls get more flavorful the longer they sit, so if you’re entertaining, you can make it in advance and chill in the fridge until serving.

Serves: 4

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ½ package brown rice or quinoa noodles
  • 3 serrano peppers, minced (deseeded to make it less spicy if desired)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons brown rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 4-6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons avocado or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup shredded Napa cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 ½ cups shredded chicken
  • Fresh cilantro, mint, and basil, to serve

Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then salt generously. Cook the noodles per package instructions until just tender. Drain, and set aside.
  2. While the noodles cook, make the dressing. In a jar, add the peppers, garlic, vinegar, honey, fish sauce, lime, and oil. Shake until well combined.
  3. When the noodles are still warm, toss them together with ½ the dressing, the cabbage, carrots, chicken, and herbs. Allow to sit for at least ten minutes and up to 30.
  4. Add more dressing if desired, top with more fresh herbs, and enjoy!

 

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Posted by Lustige Bilder - February 16, 2017 at 22:37

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One Whole Canned Chicken

Check out these funny images:

One Whole Canned Chicken
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One whole chicken in a can. No Giblets though.

All yours for .95

I swear this has not been photoshopped!
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Don’t worry, this is not a Xmas sweater being pulled to pieces – it is actually one of her own toys! Those threads once hung together as a rope tug of war toy. Looks like the pooch won!

Posted by Lustige Bilder - November 21, 2012 at 10:28

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Chicken Supply

Some cool funny images:

Chicken Supply
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Jim’s office supply of miniature rubber chickens.

Gnome Chomsky
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Image by Chris Devers
Posted via email to ☛ HoloChromaCinePhotoRamaScope‽: cdevers.posterous.com/gnome-chomsky. Yes. …

Posted by Lustige Bilder - October 20, 2012 at 09:40

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Das epische Best of Gronkh Teil 1/5 [+ Special: Evil Chicken]

Wie lange ist es denn schon her als Gronkh den ersten Stein in Minecraft gesetzt, den ersten Sims erstellt oder den ersten Aliens in den Hinter getreten hat! Aber könnt ihr euch noch an alle lustigen Momente erinnern? Dieses Video hilft euch auf die Sprünge! Achtung! In diesem Teil wir das Minecraft-Let’s Play hervorgehoben, in Teil 2 wird dies ein anderes Spiel sein. Links: Mein Kanal: www.youtube.com Gronkhs Kanal: www.youtube.com Gronkhs Site: gronkh.de weitere empfehlenswerte Lets’ Player: Sarazar, Freekfull, AmrasLp
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Dieses und andere Videos OHNE WERBUNG ansehen auf: www.dvdfussballtrainer.de Kostenlose Fussballübungen und Trainingstipps auf: www.DVDFussballtrainer.de Michael Rensing wollte nach einem harten 3 Stunden Torwarttraining mit DVDFussballtrainer Daniel Weber unbedingt noch eine Dose treffen, die 60 Meter entfernt von ihm in der anderen Spielhälfte stand… michael rensing torwarttraining training fussball daniel weber red bull dose dvdfussballtrainer dvdfootballcoach dvdsoccercoach
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Posted by Lustige Bilder - July 6, 2012 at 04:50

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