Chicken Souvlaki with 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.

Yield: 4 adult servings (serving size: 2 skewers and about 1/4 cup tzatziki sauce)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 213
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 6.6g
  • Saturated fat: 1.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 29.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 9.3g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 67mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 831mg
  • Calcium: 95mg

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. 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. 2. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.
  3. 3. While chicken marinates, combine cucumber and next 4 ingredients, stirring well.
  4. 4. To prepare skewers, remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Thread chicken and zucchini alternately onto each of 4 (8-inch) skewers.
  5. 5. Place skewers on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 10 minutes or until chicken is done, turning once.
  6. 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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