Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

recipe
Tzatziki is a traditional Greek yogurt-based sauce flavored with lemon, garlic, and crisp cucumber. Let toddlers dip halved cucumber slices, chunks of tomato, or whole-wheat pita bread into extra tzatziki. Serve this dish with whole-wheat or flavored couscous.

Yield:

4 adult servings (serving size: 2 skewers and about 1/4 cup tzatziki sauce)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 213
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 6.6 g
Satfat 1.3 g
Monofat 3.8 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 29.3 g
Carbohydrate 9.3 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Cholesterol 67 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 831 mg
Calcium 95 mg

Ingredients

6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
4 teaspoons olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup peeled, shredded, seeded cucumber
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
Cooking spray

Preparation

1. To prepare souvlaki, combine first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes, turning bag once.

2. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

3. While chicken marinates, combine cucumber and next 4 ingredients, stirring well.

4. To prepare skewers, remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Thread chicken and zucchini alternately onto each of 4 (8-inch) skewers.

5. Place skewers on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 10 minutes or until chicken is done, turning once.

6. Serve tzatziki sauce with chicken skewers.

for your toddler: Remove 1 to 2 chicken and zucchini pieces from the skewers. Cut the chicken and zucchini into bite-sized pieces. Serve the chicken and zucchini with a small spoonful of tzatziki sauce for dipping on a rimmed plate.

Cooking Light First Foods,

Oxmoor House

August 2010