July 26, 2012

Chicken Souvlaki (Greek Chicken Kebabs) with Tzatziki Sauce

These delicious kebabs are another summer grill favorite. (If you don't have a grill, we found that you can also cook the ingredients on a rimmed baking sheet under the broiler-- and can even skip the skewers if desired!) There is something special about a yummy grilled meal brought together with crunchy, tangy yogurt sauce. Serve this meal with rice, or pitas, or corn on the cob, or a green salad. Our family of four pretty pretty well finishes off a batch of this, so if serving more than two adults, I'd double the recipe.

(Kebab cheat in this and the next photo: sometimes I just thread the ingredients on their own kebabs rather than worrying about balancing each one.)

Chicken Souvlaki (Greek Chicken Kebabas) with Tzatziki Sauce
from Martha Stewart Living, September 2011

For chicken:
1 T + 1 1/2 t lemon juice (juice of half a lemon)
1 garlic clove, grated

1 T chopped fresh oregano (I love my inherited perennial herb garden at times like this)
1 T + 1 t e-v olive oil
1/2 t salt
1 lb. chicken breast in 2-inch cubes

For Tzatziki:
1 T + 1 1/2 t lemon juice (juice of the other half of a lemon)
1 garlic clove, grated
a couple cucumbers, chopped or 1/2 an English cucumber
1/2 C plain yogurt (original recipe calls for fat-free Greek; we use plain Stoneyfield)
1/4 t salt

For skewers along with chicken:
3 plum tomatoes quartered (or a pint or more of cherry tomatoes)
1/2 an onion, 3/4-inch-thick, separated into slices

Whisk together marinade ingredients. Add chicken, toss to coat, refrigerate.

Stir together tzatziki ingredients and refrigerate.

Thread chicken, tomatoes, and onion onto 4 skewers. Brush with a little oil, season with salt and pepper, and grill at medium-high, turning, until browned on all sides and cooked through, about 8 minutes. (Or place chicken, tomatoes, and onion on rimmed baking sheet and broil, stirring occasionally until browned and cooked through.)

Serve skewers with yogurt sauce garnished with fresh oregano, and if desired with pitas/rice and a green salad. 

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