Healthy Chicken Skewers & Tzatziki Sauce Print Recipe Print Recipe

 

If there’s a protein I will eat right now, it’s chicken.

These chicken skewers with tzatziki sauce hit the spot the other night and now, it’s all I crave. The two just compliment each other so nicely, it’s refreshing and quite comforting.

My protein obsessed husband couldn’t have been happier when I made these chicken skewers, which were both easy and healthy – but mostly because I ate it, which in his mind, that means the baby will come out stronger. Yeah… we’ll see about that.

 

 

Before I got pregnant, I couldn’t do dairy, except for some yogurts including Green Valley Organics Lactose-free yogurts.

This yogurt is one of the few things I ate pre-pregnancy AND during. I love the consistency and knowing where it came from [sister farm to withย Redwood Hill Farmsย – Kefir Muffins], makes me feel even better about putting it into my body.

 

This is one of those dishes you can serve yourself, your family or your guests.

If it’s for entertaining, this would be a great appetizer and your guests would love you for it. I would, at least. Plus, it’s naturally gluten-free. BONUS!

Disclosure: These products were paid/provided for by Green Valley Organics, but my opinions are my own.

 

Chicken Skewers & Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients

Tzatziki

  • 1 large english cucumbers, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt + ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill [dried]
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 6 oz containers ofย Green Valley Organics Lactose free plain yogurt

Chicken

  • 4 boneless chicken breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
  • ground pepper

note: skewers are needed for this dish

Directions

Tzatziki

Absorb as much of the liquid from the cucumbers as possible with a paper towel – press gently.

In a bowl, mix together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, dill, and garlic. Add cucumber and yogurt, mix to combine.

If you don’t want it chunky, you can blend cucumbers, olive oil, lemon juice, salt dill, and garlic in a food processor before mixing into the yogurt.ย 

Place the tzatziki in the fridge and let the flavors marinate for at least an hour.

 

Chicken

Cut chicken into bite size pieces. In a ziplock, add chicken pieces, salt, cumin, oregano, dill and lemon juice & zest. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for a 1-3 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Skewer chicken and place on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 16-18 minutes until chicken is cooked through – cooking time may fluctuate depending on how thick the chicken pieces are.

Remove from the oven and place skewers on a serving platter. Serve with tzatziki sauce and enjoy!

 

*gluten-free *lactose-free

 

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  • Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    Yum, this looks amazing. I have got to see if I can get my hands on that yogurt around here, looks delicious!

  • http://twitter.com/nina_henz Nina Henz

    This looks simply fantastic! So fresh and great for a late-summer dinner outside, yum ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Maria

    I will just drink the sauce:)

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks

    Would that sauce work as a facial moisturizer? I’M JUST ASKING.

  • http://twitter.com/yesiwantcake Katie Unger

    I’m kind of thrilled that you like chicken right now because I just made you (well, my post for you) some chicken this week. Skippidy doo da.

  • http://thehooteats.com/ Michelle

    Grilled chicken skewers are a staple at our house. So good!

  • Nealey @ Dixie Caviar

    Anything with tzatziki and I’m sold! Those skewers look amazing.

  • Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies

    Oh my gosh, that tzatziki looks fabulous! I hate yogurt, but somehow I love tzatziki…

  • http://twitter.com/alisonlewis Alison Lewis

    looks amazing!

  • Jackiefo

    Wow – that looks absolutely delicious! I love tzatiki sauce so much too…

  • http://twitter.com/MyFoodThoughts Brian Samuels

    You do love your chicken. Glad you’re getting some protein at least ๐Ÿ™‚ The tzatziki sauce with the Green Valley Organics products is a fabulous idea!

  • http://twitter.com/SpicyPerspectiv Sommer Collier

    That is one glorious looking dinner!

  • http://twitter.com/TheHealthyApple The Healthy Apple

    Totally making this tomorrow night! xox

  • http://twitter.com/createdbydiane Diane Schmidt

    looks DELICIOUS

  • http://twitter.com/JeanettesHealth Jeanette Chen

    My kids would love this – tzatziki sauce is a favorite!

  • McKenzee Skeen

    Would this recipe be okay with no lemon in it? I have a lemon allergy.

  • Lauren Kucharski

    Looks delicious!! Quick question… how much chicken breast do you use for the recipe? Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • WithStyleGrace

    Oops! I just updated – 4 chicken breasts ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Jill

    Just made this tonight and it was delicious. Great recipe.

  • WithStyleGrace

    awesome, so happy you enjoyed it!

  • Pixel

    Wow! This recipe was really good! I’m definitely making this again ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you!!