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Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

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


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

  7. 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.

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