1 Make the hen marinade: In a medium bowl whisk, mix the lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, garlic, Maras pepper (or cayenne and paprika), salt, and pepper. Gradually whisk within the olive oil.
2 Marinate the hen: Scoop out and put aside 1/four cup of the marinade to make use of when serving. Add the hen items to the bowl with the remaining marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or for as much as 2 hours. (Longer is best when you have time!)
three Make the yogurt sauce: In a small bowl, whisk the tahini and yogurt collectively till easy. Stir in three teaspoons of lemon juice, salt and pepper. Taste and add extra lemon juice, salt, or pepper as wanted.
four If cooking on an out of doors grill, soak 6 bamboo skewers in heat water (or use metallic skewers).
5 Cook the hen:
To cook dinner the hen on a grill: Light a charcoal grill or flip a fuel grill to medium-high. Oil the grates earlier than grilling. Thread the hen items on metallic or soaked bamboo skewers whereas the grill is heating.
Grill, turning sometimes, for three to four minutes, or till seared on the skin and cooked by to an inside temperature of 165F. Transfer the cooked hen to a platter and put aside.
To cook dinner the hen on the stovetop: Set a forged iron grill pan over medium-high warmth and warmth till scorching. A flick of water ought to sizzle immediately on contact. Turn on a vent fan or open a window; the hen will probably be smoky.
Add a teaspoon of oil to the grill pan and swirl to coat. Working in batches if vital, lay the hen items on the recent grill pan and cook dinner, turning usually with tongs, for four to six minutes, or till seared on the skin and cooked by to an inside temperature of 165F. Transfer the cooked hen to a platter and put aside.
6 Warm the pita bread: On the recent grill pan or on the outside grill, heat the pita bread for a minute or two, turning as soon as, till barely puffed and heat to the contact.
7 Assemble the souvlaki sandwiches: Spread every pita with 2 tablespoons or extra of the yogurt sauce, to style. Top every with 1 / 4 of the hen items, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, arugula, and mint. Drizzle with a couple of spoonfuls the reserved marinade and serve.