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Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

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Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce: Delicious grilled chicken skewers that have been marinated in lemon, garlic and herbs are served with a creamy yogurt cucumber sauce.

Souvlaki Pita is a popular Greek fast food, consisting of grilled skewered pieces of meat or fish, that are served on pita bread and topped with Tzatziki sauce. It is very similar to a Gyro, the difference being how the meat is cooked.

With the Gyro, the meat is placed on a spit (rotisserie), roasted and then thinly shaved onto the pita bread. Both are delicious but Souvlaki is definitely easier and faster to make. 

This recipe is perfect for weekend BBQ’s, camping, or even a quick weeknight meal. Since the meat gets cut up and marinated overnight, it’s super quick to skewer up and place on the grill. The Tzatziki sauce can be made the night before as well. In fact I would recommend it,  it will give it time for the flavors to marry.

This recipe is also a great for those who are on the keto diet. Just omit the pita bread and add some more veggies to the skewers, making it a delicious low carb option. 

I serve my Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce with a side of fresh greek salad and roasted red potatoes. But, this Roasted Cauliflower Tabbouleh and

Pasta Salad with Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpeas and Creamy Roasted Garlic Tahini Dressing would pair nicely as well.

Chicken Souvlaki (Grilled Chicken Skewers)

Delicious Grilled Chicken Skewers that have been marinated in olive oil, lemon, garlic and herbs

Servings: 6
Author: angela@eatlivehappy
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 pounds chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh rosemary minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried Greek oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/3 large red onion cut into pieces
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken breast into 1 inch pieces and place in a ziploc bag. In a bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients (except onion) and pour into the bag with the chicken. Seal the bag and massage marinade into chicken so that all of it is coated. Place in the refrigerator to marinate overnight. The next day, place chicken and onion on skewers and grill until cooked though. Serve with warm flatbread and Tzatziki sauce (see recipe below). and suggested condiments

Tzatziki Sauce (Yogurt, Cucumber Sauce)
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: cucumber, dip, greek, sauce, yogurt
Author: angela@eatlivehappy
Ingredients
  • 1 cup full fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 Persian cucumber or half of english cucumber peeled and grated
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped
  • salt and black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Grate peeled cucumber into a bowl. Add yogurt and minced garlic, lemon juice and fresh dill. mix together and season with salt and pepper to taste. Let stand for a few hours or overnight in order for flavors to combine. Stir before serving.

Suggested Condiments:

  • Grape tomatoes
  • Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • Fresh Baby Spinach or Field Greens
  • Pitted Kalamata Olives
  • Chopped Roasted Red Peppers
  • Sliced Greek Pepperoncini

Wine Recommendation:

  • Sauvignon  Blanc

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