Souvlaki Wraps with Spiced Chicken Recipe

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chicken souvlaki
Serves4
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Fat23 g33%
Saturated Fat6.5 g33%
Carbohydrates41 g16%

These souvlaki wraps with spiced chicken (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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

  1. 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.
  2. Sprinkle the onion with a little salt and leave to soften while you cook the chicken.
  3. Bring a large frying pan to a medium high heat and add the chicken. Cook until hot through and golden, about 10mins.
  4. Warm the flatbreads, top with tzatziki, the spiced chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and dill.

Rosie Conroy is a food and drinks journalist with over a decade of experience working for big-name titles in both print and online. Formerly the Digital Food Editor of woman&home, Rosie went on to head up the team at SquareMeal, reviewing the best London restaurants and hunting out emerging culinary trends. With previous experience in food styling and recipe development, Rosie knows what to look for in a good piece of kitchenware and has extensive experience testing consumer goods—from kitchen electricalz and cooking accouterments through to new foodie treats.