Souvlaki Wraps with Spiced Chicken Recipe

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serves:

4

Prep:

10 min

Cooking:

10 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Fat 23g 33%
  -  Saturates 6.5g 33%
Carbohydrates 41g 16%

These souvlaki wraps with spiced chicken are packed with punchy garlic and aromatic spices. This simple solution for leftover chicken is perfect sharing food for friends – a winning combo of delicious and easy. Souvlaki is a traditional Greek style of preparing meat or vegetables by cooking them on a skewer – named because the word souvlaki literally means skewer. We’ve done a bit of a cheat by using pre cooked chicken and tossing it in spices to get similar results in much less time! Souvlaki wraps are usually served in a pitta or flatbread, with a selection of salads and sauces. We’ve used creamy tzatziki and fresh tomato, cucumber and red onion to accompany the juicy and flavourful chicken. Perfect for a quick and easy mid week meal.

Ingredients

  • For the chicken marinade:
  • 4tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2tsp cumin
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • 1tsp ground coriander
  • 1tsp ras el hanout
  • ½tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • For the wraps:
  • 500g cooked chicken, either leftover or rotisserie
  • 4 flatbreads
  • 200g readymade tzatziki
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • ½ cucumber, diced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • Few sprigs of dill, to serve

Method

  • Combine all the ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl. Shred the chicken into large chunks and coat it in the mixture. Leave to marinate for an hour to let the flavours develop, if you have time.

  • Sprinkle the onion with a little salt and leave to soften while you cook the chicken.

  • Bring a large frying pan to a medium high heat and add the chicken. Cook until hot through and golden, about 10mins.

  • Warm the flatbreads, top with tzatziki, the spiced chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and dill.

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