Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki and Lemon Dill Rice

Whenever I go to a Greek restaurant I’m always drawn toward ordering Chicken Souvlaki. I love the garlicky and lemon chicken wrapped in warm pita and slathered with fresh Tzatziki sauce. When I made this dish for dinner I was surprised how much it tasted like a restaurant meal. Actually, it tasted better than some I’ve had in restaurants!  The best part was how healthy it was! The whole meal had virtually no fat and yet was completely satisfying. It’s perfect for quick weeknight cooking and is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Serve with warm pita, chopped tomatoes and crumbled feta.

Chicken Souvlaki
Ingredients
4 large garlic cloves, grated or chopped
2 tablespoons freshly chopped dill
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in to large chunks
skewers (if wooden, be sure to soak them for 10 minutes before grilling)

Directions
Combine garlic, dill, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper  into a medium sized bowl. Add chicken and stir to combine, making sure to cover all chicken in marinade. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours but up to overnight.

Skewer the meat and grill over medium-high heat or until cooked through, about 6 minutes each side.


Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients
1 English/seedless cucumber with skin removed and diced small
2 tablespoons freshly chopped dill
1 (8oz) container fat free plain Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons lemon juice
couple of dashes of hot sauce
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until served.
* Can be made in advance.

Source: Adapted from Sandra’s Money Saving Meals via Food Network


Lemon Dill Rice

Cook rice to package instruction, yielding 2 cups of cooked rice. Add 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped dill, salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.

Source: Spatula Diaries Original

Comments

  1. That looks awesome! I will definitely be trying this recipe! :)

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