Chicken Souvlaki With Tzatziki Sauce

"A classic Greek dish made easy. This is so delicious and healthy. Make extra tzatziki sauce to have with a basic cucumber, tomato and red onion salad. YUM! :)"
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  • Put chicken in zip-top plastic bag.
  • In a bowl or measuring cup, add lemon juice, lemon zest, oregano, garlic,.
  • olive oil, salt & pepper; whisk to combine.
  • Pour marinade over chicken in bag, seal bag and shake to coat chicken.
  • Let chicken marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes to 2 hours, turning occasionally.
  • While chicken is marinating, prepare tzatziki sauce.
  • Place grated cucumber in a colander, sprinkle with salt and let drain 30 minutes.
  • Wring out any excess water from cucumber and combine with yogurt in a bowl.
  • Add lemon juice, garlic, dill, salt and pepper.
  • Stir to combine, let sit for about 15 minutes to allow flavors to marry.
  • Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken to hot grill pan; discard marinade.
  • Grill chicken 4-5 minutes per side, until cooked thoroughly.
  • Allow chicken to rest on cutting board for 5 minutes.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over chicken before serving.
  • Serve with Tzatziki Sauce.

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  1. Delicious! I marinated the chicken for 24 hours and it turned out great! I made half the amount of tzatziki and we still had some left over. I served the chicken with Greek pita bread and veggies. We will enjoy this again! Made for Pick A Chef for my adopted RagDoll90! Thanks! :)
  2. Really good, really easy. I used bone-in chicken thighs and roasted them in the oven then ran under the broiler. So the recipe is versatile as well. The tzatziki sauce makes the meal, though.
  3. This was excellent and oh, so easy! I had some cucumbers that my husband brought home from work so I went searching for other things to use them in besides salad. The chicken is all gone, but I've got a lot of sauce left. Will use it for dinner tomorrow night with gyro meat, lettuce, tomatoes and feta. Thanks RagDoll for posting this recipe.


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