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Outdoor Entertaining: Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

Last updated 5 years ago

Stray away from "American BBQ" and go Greek. For those of you who have never had the pleasure of trying tzatziki, it is a traditional Greek yogurt-based sauce flavored with lemon, garlic, and cucumbers. The tzatziki sauce ingredients and recipe is included below. Serve this delicious meal alongside a Greek salad of chunked tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and feta cheese. Did we mention that this recipe is low fat? Two skewers and about 1/4 cup tzatziki sauce only has 4.7 grams of fat and has almost 31 grams of protein! 
What you'll need
  • 2 pounds boned, skinned chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-in. cubes 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine 
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves (2 crushed, 2 minced)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided 
  • 1/2 English cucumber, coarsely shredded 
  • 14 ounces nonfat Greek yogurt 
  • 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
What you'll need to do
  • Heat grill to high (450° to 550°). Mix chicken, oil, wine, lemon juice, oregano, crushed garlic cloves, salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper in a bowl. Thread chicken onto 8 metal skewers.
  • Grill chicken, turning occasionally, until grill marks appear and meat is cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Put cucumber in a kitchen towel and wring out any excess liquid. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add yogurt, minced garlic, remaining 1/4 tsp. pepper, and the vinegar and mix until combined. Serve with chicken and warm pita bread.

This recipe is from a 2003 issue of Cooking Light and the nutritional fact are here


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