Monday, November 20, 2017: Dinner No. 99: Quick Chicken Souvlaki with Snickerdoodles
November 21st, 2017 by Katekoster

Hi for tonight we wanted to use up some left overs — we are going away for Thanksgiving — but also make something tasty and quick.  (It was a weeknight so we both had a ton of homework!) In our fridge we had chicken breasts, tomatoes, cucumbers, naan bread and tszatiki sauce.  In our freezer we had some frozen french fries.  The tzatiki sauce inspired us to go Greek and make souvlaki — one of our favorite meals in Greece was when we went to little hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Athens and ordered souvlaki.  We loved that the put french fries in the pita bread along with the chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.  And then for dessert, we wanted something sweet and quick (and that we could take on the plane) so we made snickerdoodles.

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For the chicken, first we cut it up into 1 inch chunks so it would cook faster. Then we combined a bunch of dried spices that reminded us of Greece: oregano, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder, along with some flour and salt and pepper. We tossed the chicken in the spice-flour mix and then sauteed the chicken in olive oil.  Meanwhile, we chopped up some cucumbers and tomatoes and put the frozen fries in the oven.  When the fries were done, we put the naan in the oven to heat for a minute or two and then we put everything on the plate, along with the tzatiki sauce. Quick and delicious.  We just wish there were a few more french fries…

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For the snickerdoodles,  we made what is basically a sugar cookie recipe (butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, flour, baking powder) and then you also add cream of tartar.  Then you form the dough into little balls and roll them in a mix of cinnamon sugar.  Our twist on it was to add a little salt to the cinnamon-sugar mix.  Otherwise the snickerdoodles can be REALLY sweet.  We also sprinkled them with more cinnamon sugar as soon as they come out of the oven.

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