Chicken and Grapefruit Souvlaki

It can be challenging to find time-saving ways to bring fresh flavour to everyday dishes. Adding unexpected sweetness to traditional savoury recipes is a simple and fast way to surprise your senses and enhance bold flavours.

Emily Richards, Home Economist, suggests adding grapefruit to dishes to give them an extra boost of flavour. Florida grapefruit is in season now and is a versatile ingredient that adds the perfect blend of sweetness, tanginess, and sophistication to everyday meals. Try Emily’s recipe below that uses Florida grapefruit and garlic to create a juicy marinade for chicken skewers.

Chicken and Grapefruit Souvlaki

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings

Chicken and Grapefruit Souvlaki

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) grated Florida grapefruit zest
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) Florida grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) canola oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 lb (454 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) cubes
  • 1 sweet onion, cut in chunks
  • 4 Florida grapefruit wedges, cut in half crosswise
  • Yogurt Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Florida grapefruit juice
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh mint
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt

Instructions

  1. In a shallow dish, stir together grapefruit zest, juice, oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Add chicken and toss to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  2. Yogurt Sauce: In a bowl, stir together yogurt, grapefruit juice, mint, garlic and salt. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Skewer chicken and onion onto 8 soaked skewers and end each with a grapefruit wedge. Place on foil lined baking sheet. Roast in 425 F (220 C) oven for about 15 minutes or until golden and chicken is no longer pink inside. Serve with Yogurt Sauce.

Notes

Broiling Option: Place skewers about 6 inches (15 cm) from broiler and cook for about 4 minutes per side or until chicken is no longer pink inside. Tip: Soak wooden/bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes before skewering chicken. www.newscanada.com

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Canadian Home Trends magazine gives you a personal tour of the most stunning homes and condos across Canada. You'll be inspired by a selection of accessible home décor products, trend reports, simple yet stylish DIY projects, and much more. In each issue, you are given the tools to recreate designer spaces you've always dreamt of having at home, in-depth renovation and design advice, colour palette and furniture pairings, and Canada's best places to shop.

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