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Grilled Chicken Souvlaki & Tzatziki Sauce

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Marinated and grill chicken souvlaki with a thick and creamy tzatziki sauce is a simple and flavorful dish the whole family will love.


  • 1 1/2 – 2 pounds chicken tenderloins (or about 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced into 1 1/2 inch wide strips)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • juice of 2 medium lemons (about 3-4 tablespoons)
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Mediterranean or Italian seasoning (see note)
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced + 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cold plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup chopped dill, fresh or frozen (may sub 2 tablespoons dried dill)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • Instructions

  • Combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, seasoning, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a bowl and whisk to combine. Transfer mixture to a large resealable bag, add chicken, seal, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Spread cucumber slices out on a paper towel. Sprinkle generously with salt on both sides and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Wrap cucumber slices in paper towels, squeeze excess liquid out, and transfer to a food processor or blender.
  • Add remaining sauce ingredients to blender and pulse until smooth and creamy. Chill until ready to use.
  • Thread chicken onto skewers and discard excess marinade. Cook on preheated grill 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through. Garnish with freshly chopped oregano if desired and serve with tzatziki sauce.
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