Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce
- 1¼ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 5 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
- 3 large cloves garlic, minced and divided
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1½ cups nonfat Greek-style yogurt
- 1 large cucumber, peeled
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- 8 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 1 hour
- 4 loaves flatbread
- optional toppings: torn lettuce, diced tomato, diced red onion
- Mix olive oil, ¼ cup lemon juice, 2 cloves garlic, oregano, and lemon zest together in a bowl.
- Pour half of the mixture into a sealable plastic bag; add chicken. Squeeze air from the bag and seal. Marinate chicken in refrigerator for 15 minutes to 2 hours.
- Halve cucumber lengthwise. Use a spoon to remove seeds. Coarsely grate the cucumber using a box grater. Wrap grated cucumber in paper towel and squeeze to remove excess liquid. You should have ½ to ¾ cup grated cucumber.
- Mix cucumber, yogurt, remaining lemon juice, remaining garlic, and dill together in a bowl.
- Preheat a grill for medium heat.
- Remove chicken from marinade and thread onto 8 skewers.
- Grill chicken, brushing frequently with reserved marinade, until browned on outside and no longer pink on the inside, about 4 minutes per side.
- Serve chicken flatbread topped with tzatziki sauce; add lettuce, tomato and red onion, if desired.
Serve the skewers family-style with cut pita triangles, or make sandwiches. Cut each flatbread in half, spread with yogurt-cucumber sauce and place a few pieces of chicken inside. Top with lettuce, tomato and red onion for a Mediterranean wrap.
What others are saying
Sam Dalton says:
These are classic, easy, and delicious. The flavor in this recipe is as authentic as it gets. These are perfect over a bed of rice, or with a side of naan and hummus.
Greg Jones says:
This is one of the best chicken souvlaki recipes I've ever prepared. I have always struggled with nailing that authentic tasting Mediterranean flavor in my chicken, but I think I've finally got it down, thanks to this recipe. The tzatziki sauce was also an instant favorite. Everything about this was perfect!
Chaz Norwood says:
I made my tzaztiki sauce with ranch dressing as well, just for flavor and to add a unique spin. These are always a big hit at our cookouts. They go really nicely with rice too.