Chicken Souvlaki Skewers

If you’re looking for a fun grilled recipe for the summer, then give these Chicken Souvlaki Skewers a shot.

Chicken Souvlaki Skewers - If you’re looking for a fun grilled recipe for the summer, then give these Chicken Souvlaki Skewers a shot.

Ingredients

For the Chicken Souvlaki Skewers
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders
3 Tbsp lemon juice
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp garlic, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced into ¾” pieces
For the Tzatziki Sauce
1 English cucumber
1½ cups plain Greek yogurt (see note)
½ cup sour cream
½ tsp garlic, minced
1½ Tbsp lemon juice (~½ medium lemon)
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1 Tbsp fresh dill, minced
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper

Instructions

For the Chicken Souvlaki Skewers
Slice the chicken breasts or tenders into 1” cubes; set aside.
In a small glass baking dish, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Place chicken in dish and toss lightly until well coated.
Cover dish and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 1 hour.
Meanwhile, soak 6 8”wooden skewers in water. (Note: If you didn’t make the Tzatziki Sauce earlier, then this is a great time to whisk it together.)
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Thread chicken and zucchini onto the skewers.
Place skewers on grill and cook for 9-10 minutes, flipping once, or until chicken is completely cooked.
Serve with Tzatziki Sauce.
For the Tzatziki Sauce
Slice the cucumber lengthwise and use a spoon to scrape out any seeds. Using a medium grater, grate the cucumber into a bowl. Using several paper towels, press the grated cucumber firmly to remove as much liquid as possible.
Add all of the ingredients (yogurt, sour cream, garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, dill, salt and pepper) and mix until well blended.

Notes

As the Greek yogurt is a key ingredient in tzatziki sauce, splurge and buy a small container of premium Greek yogurt. We’ve tried the store brand before, and it just doesn’t taste the same.

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