This has recently become one of my favorite ways to serve chicken, especially in the summer - Greek-style with tangy Tzatziki Sauce, which you can learn to make here. The chicken and sauce go great with veggies or potatoes and are healthy yet flavorful.
Greek flavors are some of my favorites, and I love a whole meal that is lemony, oregano-ish, and honey-esque. Lemon, honey, olive oil, garlic, and oregano are cornerstone flavors of Greek food and can be mixed and matched in a thousand ways to create different dishes!
Greek Chicken Bites
I made this chicken by cutting it into smaller pieces before marinating, but you can certainly use large chicken pieces and marinate for longer - it'll taste great either way! This is a fun snack-style way to serve them with the Tzatziki sauce though, and I love it.
To start, I made a simple marinade. For the marinade, I used:
- 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano (add more if you love the flavor, or go nuts and use one sprig chopped fresh oregano)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
If reading that in a redneck voice wasn't the dumbest part of your day, I don't know what is. And, I'm sorry for putting you through that. Callie's really stinking cute.
Anyways, by the time I got done taking pictures of her wanting raw chicken, the chicken was done marinating!
Not really, but close.
Let's move on from redneck dogs and cook our chicken, m'kay?
I cook mine inside in a pan because 1. I don't have a yard, 2. I don't have a grill, 3. I'm lazy, but this would taste great on a grill! Skewer the small pieces so they don't fall through the grates.
I just heated up a pan though, and when it was nice and hot I put the chicken in (only one layer, cook in batches if you need to) for about 5 minutes on each side until they were brown and crispy and tender and juicy and delicious. You don't need to add oil to the pan because there's oil in the marinade, remember? This chicken comes non-stick. Discard the excess marinade, or if you want to be thrifty and use it put it in a separate pan and boil the heck out of it for 5 minutes at least - it'll be perfect safe to eat as long as you do that!
Make this for a party or gathering of other dog lovers. Or, you know, whoever you like to hang out with. Serve it with veggies and some pita and accept praise. Then the next time make it a different way and let me know how it turns out! Don't forget the Greek yogurt Tzatziki Sauce for dipping.