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Grilled Chicken Souvlaki & Tzatziki Sauce

Marinated and grill chicken souvlaki with a thick and creamy tzatziki sauce is a simple and flavorful dish the whole family will love.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Diet Low Fat, Low Lactose
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 679kcal
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ - 2 pounds chicken tenderloins (or about 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced into 1 ½ inch wide strips)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • juice of 2 medium lemons (about 3-4 tablespoons)
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Mediterranean or Italian seasoning, (see note)
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 medium cucumber peeled and sliced + ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cold plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • cup chopped dill fresh or frozen, (may sub 2 tablespoons dried dill)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • teaspoon black pepper or to taste

Instructions

  • Combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, seasoning, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a bowl and whisk to combine. Transfer mixture to a large resealable bag, add chicken, seal, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Spread cucumber slices out on a paper towel. Sprinkle generously with salt on both sides and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Wrap cucumber slices in paper towels, squeeze excess liquid out, and transfer to a food processor or blender.
  • Add remaining sauce ingredients to blender and pulse until smooth and creamy. Chill until ready to use.
  • Thread chicken onto skewers and discard excess marinade. Cook on preheated grill 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through. Garnish with freshly chopped oregano if desired and serve with tzatziki sauce.

Notes

Traditional Greek chicken souvlaki only calls for Oregano but I like the mixture of herbs in a Mediterranean or Italian seasoning in the marinade. For a more authentic dish, you can replace the Mediterranean/Italian seasoning with 1 tablespoon finely chopped oregano leaves.

Nutrition

Calories: 679kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 96g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 261mg | Sodium: 1094mg | Potassium: 1603mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 2mg