Chicken Souvlaki & Tzatziki Sauce {recipe}

A favourite in our house. Easy & healthy too.My husband (Mr3P), who is from Greek heritage tells me that souvlaki means "on a stick"'s his VERY loose translation. In fact he tells me that if you can poke it with a stick, then it's souvlaki (in his mind anyways). This is a family recipe that was given to me. Yes, it's simple, but aren't some of the best recipes?

Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken breast fillets
Lemon juice
Crushed garlic
Olive oil
Dried oregano

  • Cut chicken into cubes and place in a non-metalic bowl
  • Add other ingredients and mix well
  • Allow to marniate for as long as possible (at least 15mins) or you could freeze them at this stage
  • Meanwhile, soak wooden skewers in water (this will prevent burning the skewers later)
  • Thread the chicken onto the skewers. You could freeze at this stage too.
  • Pan fry or bbq, turning occasionally until cooked through. In the pan, I like to use glad bake or similar (like here), this prevents the marinde from burning and clean up is easy.

Tzatziki sauce

Greek yoghurt
1/2 cucumber, peeled and finely grated
1 BIG teaspoon of crushed garlic
finely shredded, fresh mint

  • mix ingredients together
  • best made earlier, so the flavours can get to know each other a little better
  • yummy as a dip, served with veggie sticks.

You can also serve with pita bread (my recipe here).

I'd like to start a link party for healthy, wholesome recipes for the family. Would you be interested in joining in? I'll be back a bit later. to get it started.

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  1. Oh yum! I adore tzatziki. I want to eat that now. I agree simple is best. Clean flavors and so easy to make :-)
    My kids would love this meal

  2. Such a healthy dinner! I occasionally make chicken or lamb skewers but I'd never thought about making ahead and freezing - great tip Marnie! :)

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    1. I'm snacking on the Tzatziki right now!! I'll share with you :)
      x Marnie

  4. Looks nice and health!


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