Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki


Chicken Souvlaki features the fresh-tasting combination of lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil that is so prevalent in Greek cuisine. Serve it alongside a Greek salad of chunked tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and feta cheese. Tzatziki is a traditional Greek yogurt-based sauce flavored with lemon, garlic, and crisp cucumbers.

YIELD: 2 servings (serving size: 2 skewers and about 1/4 cup tzatziki sauce)



Souvlaki:3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into (1/2-inch-thick) slices
Cooking spray
Tzatziki Sauce:1/2 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, and shredded
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt1 garlic clove, minced


Method:

  1. To prepare souvlaki, combine the first 5 ingredients in a zip-top plastic bag; seal and shake to combine. Add chicken to bag; seal and shake to coat. Marinate chicken in refrigerator for 30 minutes, turning once.
  2. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Thread the chicken and zucchini, alternately onto each of 4 (8-inch) skewers.
  3. Heat a grill pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add skewers; cook 8 minutes or until chicken is done, turning once.
  4. To prepare tzatziki sauce, combine cucumber, yogurt, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 garlic clove, stirring well. Serve the tzatziki sauce with souvlaki.


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