Greek Chicken Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce

Not only is this recipe healthy, but it is so tasty, so flavorful, and so easy to make. And how colorful do those kebabs look ?

The Tzatziki sauce is really refreshing as well – any recipe that has Greek yogurt in it, I am all for it ! Make sure to give it a try!

For the Kebabs

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast – cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic gloves – crushed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 large red bell pepper – cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper – cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large red onion – cut into wedges
  • 1 zucchini – cut into wedges
  • 1 resealable bag
  • A handful of wooden skewers

Directions:

  • After rinsing the chicken with a little lemon juice and water, cut it into cubes

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  • In a shallow bowl, whisk together: olive oil, juice of one lemon, salt and pepper, thyme, basil, oregano, and the red vinegar. In a resealable bag, pour the olive oil and herbs marinade, place the chicken inside, and mix well. Seal the bag, and place it in the fridge for an hour

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  • Using a cutting board, cut the zucchini, bell peppers, and onion. Season with salt and pepper, and one teaspoon of olive oil

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  • After threading the chicken and the veggies onto the skewers, and brushing them with olive oil, place them in the pre-heated oven over 160 degrees for about 15 minutes. Halfway, rotate the skewers to get both sides (if you’re going to use a grill, it should take a little less time)

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For the Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 container fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 large cucumber – peeled, and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove – minced
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Place the cucumber chunks in a colander, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and allow to rest for 15 minutes. Then place them in a food processor, add in the parsley, the dill, and the garlic clove. Then pour the Greek yogurt into the food processor for only 10 seconds (you don’t want it to be too liquid). Pour it in a bowl, and whisk for a few seconds. Garnish with extra parsley

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  • Serve with a side salad with a simple lemon dressing, and top it with feta cheese

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Bon appétit !

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