Cooking is *not* like baking, in that it is *not* an exact science…if you omit this, or that, or add a new ingredient, your recipe may turn out just as good, if not better than the original! This is something I have learned in the many years I have been cooking it up, and one of the things that makes cooking so great! When friends ask for the recipes I make, I am often not sure that I am giving the recipe exactly as I make it, as I tend to change, and add to my recipes on a regular basis.

This being said, the following recipe is one of my “not exactly exact” recipes, but the garlic and marinating time are the key elements that make it great!

Chicken Souvlaki

3 or 4 Chicken Breasts (cut into cubes)

1/3 Cup Olive Oil

1/3 Cup Lemon Juice

4-5 Cloves Garlic, pressed or minced

1 tsp. Oregano

Marinate the cubed meat in the mixture made from the oil, lemon juice, garlic and oregano. I like to marinate it overnight when possible to allow flavours to permeate the meat. Once marinated, thread meat onto wooden skewers. Microwave the skewers for about 5 minutes, just to ensure they are lightly cooked before transferring them to a hot barbecue. Finish the cooking on the grill for about 5 – 10 minutes, until cooked through, and nicely grilled on all sides! Best served with Greek Potatoes, Salad and Rice. Enjoy!

P.S. You may not want to make this recipe if you are entertaining or going out on a special “date” afterwards. Due to the high garlic content, you may not have any friends left after eating it! 😀