Chicken Souvlaki features the fresh-tasting combination of lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil that is so prevalent in Greek cuisine. Serve it alongside a Greek salad of chunked tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and feta cheese. Tzatziki is a traditional Greek yogurt-based sauce flavored with lemon, garlic, and crisp cucumbers. (Try more Greek Recipes). This meal is easily one of our favorite chicken recipes.
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into (1/2-inch-thick) slices
1/2 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, and shredded
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 garlic clove, minced
How to Make It
To prepare souvlaki, combine the first 5 ingredients in a zip-top plastic bag; seal and shake to combine. Add chicken to bag; seal and shake to coat. Marinate chicken in refrigerator for 30 minutes, turning once.
Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Thread the chicken and zucchini, alternately onto each of 4 (8-inch) skewers.
Heat a grill pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add skewers; cook 8 minutes or until chicken is done, turning once.
To prepare tzatziki sauce, combine cucumber, yogurt, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 garlic clove, stirring well. Serve the tzatziki sauce with souvlaki.
These kabobs can be made for an appetizer or for a meal. They will keep well and make a perfect next-day lunch. You can customize your kabobs by adding tomatoes, peppers, or any vegetable of your choosing.
We loved this!!! I would strongly recommend a lot of red peppers and green peppers and red onions on the skewers. Actually, didn't care for the zucchini... would leave that off next time. Will definitely make this many times more!
Husband LOVED this; I thought it was only OK, nothing to jump up and down about. It makes an easy meal on a hot summer evening. Served with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and warm pitas for a light dinner sandwich.
Absolutely delicious recipe! Made this tonight. Followed the recipe to the letter, but doubled the amount (and still didn't have quite enough for my ravenous family!). I didn't make the tzatziki this time around but I'm planning to the next time we make it. I served it with some flatbread, feta and lettuce/tomatoes/onions for the family members who wanted to turn it into a "sandwich". Will definitely be making it again!
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