Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki

Juicy Chicken Breasts Every Time
Juicy Chicken Breasts Every Time
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Ingredients

For chicken skewers:
3 tbsp Lemon juice fresh
1 tbsp Red wine vinegar
1 tbsp Olive oil extra-virgin, plus more for the grill
2 cloves Garlic minced
2 tsp Dried oregano
½ tsp Parsley dried
½ tsp Coriander
¾ tsp Kosher Salt
⅛ tsp Black pepper
1 ½ lbs Chicken Breast boneless, skinless, cut into 1-inch cubes
For tzatziki sauce:
1 ½ cups Greek yogurt plain, non-fat
½ Lemon lemon juice
1 tbsp Dill fresh, chopped
½ tsp Garlic grated, plus 1 tsp more for extra garlicky flavor
½ tsp Kosher Salt
Black pepper to taste
1 cup English cucumber shredded or diced

Nutritional information

268
CALORIES
7g
FAT
11g
CARBOHYDRATES
40g
PROTEIN
98mg
CHOLESTEROL
566mg
SODIUM
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Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki

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Learn how to make juicy chicken breasts every time with this easy Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki recipe. Everybody loves grilled chicken, but cooking chicken breasts can be tricky. To avoid dry and overcooked meat, I love to cook chicken breasts on skewers. This simple method allows cooking the chicken hot and fast and ensures that your chicken breasts are tender inside and have lovely grill marks outside.

First, I marinate the chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes in a flavorful lemon-garlic and herb marinade. The acid from lemon juice and red wine vinegar helps tenderize the meat, while the salt holds in moisture. Remember to soak the skewers in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling if using the wooden ones. Since this dish is Greek-inspired, I love to serve it with a homemade tzatziki sauce that is really quick and easy to whip up. Just toss a fresh green salad, and you’ve got a scrumptious and healthy dinner. This recipe is delicious, accessible and works every time.

To make the Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki

1

Make marinade

1

In a large bowl, mix together 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 2 minced cloves garlic, 2 teaspoons dried oregano, ½ teaspoon dried parsley, ½ teaspoon coriander, ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, and ⅛ teaspoon black pepper.

2

Add chicken

1

Add in 1 ½ pounds chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes and toss to coat well.

3

Marinate chicken

45

Cover and let it marinate for 45 minutes to 3 hours in the refrigerator.

4

Heat grill or grill pan

5

Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high.

5

Thread chicken

5

Meanwhile, thread the chicken onto metal or pre-soaked in water wooden skewers.

6

Grill chicken

20

Brush the grates of the grill or grill pan with a little olive oil and cook the chicken skewers until nicely charred for 3-4 minutes per side.

7

Make tzatziki sauce

3

In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 ½ cups plain non-fat Greek yogurt, juice of ½ lemon, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, ½ teaspoon grated garlic plus 1 teaspoon more for extra garlicky flavor if you wish, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, and black pepper to taste. Stir in 1 cup shredded or diced English cucumber and refrigerate until ready to serve.

8

Serve

1

Serve immediately with the tzatziki sauce and enjoy!

Try this yummy Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki sauce recipe tonight. It features a simple marinade and delicious homemade sauce full of Greek flavors. Made it? Let us know in the comments below!

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Athina

Juicy chicken skewers! Thanks!

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