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Ep 12: Greek style chicken skewers, yoghurt flatbread, tzatziki

Greek style chicken skewers, yoghurt flatbread, tzatziki

Serves: 4 as a snack
Prep time: 60 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Zest of ½ lemon
Meat from 2 chicken marylands, or 4 small boneless thigh fillets, diced

Yoghurt flatbread
1 cup Greek yoghurt
2 ½ cups plain flour
2 tablespoons mixed fresh herbs, chopped
Oil and butter, for greasing


½ telegraph cucumber, grated
1 cup Greek yoghurt
1 clove garlic, minced
Zest of ½ lemon
Juice of ½ lemon

Tomato salad
400g punnet mixed miniature tomatoes, halved
1 tablespoon coarsely chopped parsley
Juice of ½ lemon

1 In a small bowl combine olive oil, rosemary, garlic and lemon zest with a pinch of salt and pepper.  Toss chicken in marinade, cover and set aside in the fridge to marinate for at least 15 minutes.

2 Thread chicken onto 4 metal skewers and barbecue over high heat until golden brown on the outside and cooked through.

3 For flatbread, in the bowl of an electric mixer with a dough hook attachment, place the yoghurt, flour, mixed herbs and ½ teaspoon salt.  Knead the mixture on a low speed until combined, smooth and elastic.  Wrap in cling wrap and set aside to rest for 15 minutes.

4 Break off ¼ cup sized pieces of dough, shape into balls and then roll out with a rolling pin on a floured surface until thin enough to be translucent.  Layer the pieces of flatbread between sheets of baking paper until ready to cook.

5 Heat a barbecue grill to high.  Brush the grill with oil and butter and cook the bread for about 1 minute or until bubbled up and charred, then turn and cook for a further 30 seconds.

6 For tzatziki, place the grated cucumber in a clean cloth in a strainer over a bowl and sprinkle with salt.  After 15 minutes use the cloth to wring the moisture out of the cucumber.  Add the cucumber to a bowl with yoghurt and garlic, lemon zest and lemon juice.  Season with pepper.

7 In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, parsley and lemon juice.

8 Serve the skewers, bread, tzatziki and tomato salad on a big board and drizzle with olive oil.