Souvlaki is a popular street food in Greece where marinated meat is grilled on a skewer. We’ve opted to forgo the grill and use Suvie to cook chicken in this recipe. The chicken is marinated in olive oil and spices, and then sous vide to perfection. We’ve added a homemade tzatziki sauce to be served with the chicken but you can buy any brand premade at the grocery store as well. The chicken, served with warm pita and tzatziki, makes for a devilishly comforting weeknight dinner and leftovers can be saved for lunch the next day.
- 1½ lbs chicken breast, cut into 1” cubes
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 5 cloves of garlic, minced, divided
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 4 pitas
- 1 cucumber, peeled and minced
- 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
Salt and pepper the chicken cubes on all sides. In a vacuum seal bag combine olive oil, 3 cloves minced garlic, 2 tbsp lemon juice, onion, oregano, paprika and cumin. Add the chicken to the bag ensuring the pieces are coated in the marinade. Vacuum seal the bag (Here’s our DIY vacuum sealing guide). Place the bag in a Suvie pan, cover with water and load into upper right cooking zone.
Wrap pita in aluminum foil and load into lower left zone. Enter My Cook Settings, fill the reservoir, and cook now or schedule.
My Cook > Multi-Zone Settings
Protein: 155 degrees, 1 hour
Vegetable: 0 minutes
Starch: 0 minutes
During the cook, make the tzatziki. Combine the cucumber, 1 tbsp lemon juice, yogurt, 2 cloves minced garlic and dill in a small bowl. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
After the cook, remove the chicken bag from Suvie pan.
Discard juices from bag and pat chicken and onions dry. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tbsp vegetable oil. Sear the chicken on all sides until it’s well-browned, about 30 seconds a side. When done searing the chicken remove the pita from Suvie.
Serve chicken with pita bread and tzatziki.
Nutritional Information per serving (4 servings per recipe): Calories 447, Total Fat 12.8g, Total Carbohydrates 28.2g, Total Sodium 598.9mg, Total Protein 54.7g