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Chicken Souvlaki Takeout Recipe Makeover

Chicken Souvlaki

The lure of Greek takeout begins at the altar of the gyro—hot slivers carved from cones of lamb or other meat that turn and sizzle in the windows of small restaurants across the land, calling out to passersby. But garlicky grilled souvlaki can be even better. Our version stars lean chicken breast, served in pitas with a tangy sesame-yogurt-cucumber sauce. The sauce flavors the sandwich but does not drown it, keeping calories in check. The astronomical sodium in the takeout probably comes from simple added salt, easily adjusted at home. We use just ¼ teaspoon, cutting sodium by 75%. Garlicky-herby-savory deliciousness: unchanged.

Nutrition Information:

Calories  
Takeout: 492 | Ours: 392

Fat 
Takeout: 16g | Ours: 8g

Saturated fat  
Takeout: 3.6g | Ours: 1.3g

Sodium  
Takeout: 1,553mg | Ours: 398mg

Ready in 25 min.

View Recipe: Chicken Souvlaki Pitas with Tahini Sauce

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