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Quick & Easy Chicken Souvlaki Skillet

This quick and easy meal is ready in under 30 minutes. It’s basically a deconstructed version of one of the most popular Greek pita sandwiches, the chicken souvlaki. My version is low-carb but, you can always serve it alongside warm pita bread or over rice or even buttery pasta. A quick and easy meal full of Mediterranean flavor!

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Quick & easy Chicken Souvlaki Skillet: A Low-Carb Meal Ready in under 30 Minutes

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By Dimitra Khan Serves: 4

This quick and easy meal is ready in under 30 minutes. It’s basically a deconstructed version of one of the most popular Greek pita sandwiches, the chicken souvlaki. My version is low-carb but, you can always serve it alongside warm pita bread or over rice or even buttery pasta. A quick and easy meal full of Mediterranean flavor!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thigh meat, cubed
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 8-10 pitted Kalamata olives, whole or sliced
  • 3-4 oz. Halloumi cheese, cubed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons dried crushed oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • Juice of a small lemon
  • Serve with tzatziki and lemon wedges
  • Optional vegetables:
  • • Mushrooms
  • • Zucchini
  • • Eggplant
  • • Spinach

Instructions

1

Season the chicken cubes with salt and pepper.

2

Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and add the chicken. Cook for about 10-12 minutes, until golden all around and fully cooked. A meat thermometer inserted in the center of the chicken will register 165 °F when cooked. Remove chicken from the pan and set aside.

3

Add onions and peppers to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes until slightly soft.

4

Add garlic and warm through 30 seconds.

5

Place the chicken back into the pan along with the Halloumi, tomatoes, lemon zest, and the spices. Mix to incorporate and cook for 4 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft.

6

Stir in the lemon juice and serve.

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