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Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

Rated as 4.73 out of 5 Stars
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"Greek kabobs. Fantastic flavor for chicken. Marinade can also be used for pork."
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Ingredients

2 h 30 m servings 268
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice, 2 cloves minced garlic, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large resealable bag. Add chicken, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. Mix yogurt, cucumber, 1 tablespoon olive oil, vinegar, 1 clove minced garlic, and 1 pinch salt together in a bowl. Refrigerate tzatziki sauce for flavors to blend, 1 to 2 hours.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Soak wooden skewers in a bowl of water for about 15 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken from marinade and thread onto the soaked skewers. Discard unused marinade.
  5. Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning frequently until nicely browned on all sides and chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 8 minutes per side. Serve with tzatziki sauce.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 268 calories; 16.8 2.6 25.5 71 295 Full nutrition

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This was very, very good, but I did make some changes. I prepared the marinade exactly as written, but I marinated the chicken pieces for about 5 hours, which was perfect. The tzatziki sauce I...

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I put in about three cloves of garlic and like to use malt vinegar rather than white vinegar and about table spoon. It gives it that extra kick.

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This was very, very good, but I did make some changes. I prepared the marinade exactly as written, but I marinated the chicken pieces for about 5 hours, which was perfect. The tzatziki sauce I...

This recipe was amazing! We rarely please all three of our picky children with any recipe, but this one was loved by all. We marinated and grilled not only chicken, but pork, salmon, zucchini ...

I live in Minnesota so I will not be able to dig out my grill until May. I decided to cook the chicken on the George Foreman grill. It turned out wonderful. I made a few minor changes in the ...

4 stars for the marinade. Followed the marinade recipe exactly, and the chicken was good, but next time I will probably increase the lemon juice and oregano for our tastes. We would have liked ...

I put in about three cloves of garlic and like to use malt vinegar rather than white vinegar and about table spoon. It gives it that extra kick.

This turned out amazing. Since I live in rural Japan, I don't have access to Greek yogurt so I just used plain yogurt and added some lemon juice and white pepper to it (taken from another recipe...

This is good. BUT....It is imperative that you let the cucumber drain well before mixing into the yogurt. I even squeeze it to remove even more liquid. You will be amazed at how much there is...

For my taste, I would double the lemon juice and garlic and oregano as I like really bold flavors. Also, the lemon juice helps tenderize the chicken. I also let it marinade over night so the lem...

I've made this at least 3 times already and we love it. I marinate the chicken all day - at least 6 hours. In the sauce I like to add extra cloves of garlic. Very good and super delicious!