Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki and Greek Salad

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Prep Cook Servings
10 min 25 min 6
Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki and Greek Salad
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5 tbsp Lemon juice
4 tbsp Red wine vinegar
4 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp Oregano, fresh
2 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp Black pepper
908 gm Chicken breast, boneless, skinless (cut into 1-inch pieces)
4 clove(s) Garlic (grated)
1 cucumber(s) Cucumber (cut into 1/4-inch cubes, for sauce)
1 pinch Salt (for sauce)
1 clove(s) Garlic (grated, for sauce)
1 cup Greek yogurt, plain, 2% M.F. (for sauce)
1 tbsp Dill, fresh (for sauce)
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (for salad)
6 small Tomato (cut into wedges, for salad)
2 small Red onion (thinly sliced, for salad)
1 cucumber(s) Cucumber (seeded, sliced, for salad)
3/4 cup Kalamata olives (for salad)
171 gm Feta cheese (for salad)
1/4 cup Parsley, fresh (chopped, for salad)
6 small pita Pita bread, whole-wheat


  1. In a medium bowl, prepare the dressing, whisk lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, oregano, salt, and black pepper. 
  2. Place chicken cubes in a separate medium bowl. Mix in grated garlic and 7 tablespoons of dressing. Toss chicken to coat evenly, cover, and refrigerate to marinate for about 2 hours, tossing occasionally. Set remaining dressing aside for salad.
  3. While chicken marinates, make the tzatziki sauce: Place cubed cucumbers in a strainer set over a bowl. Toss with a pinch of salt and let sit to drain, about 30 minutes. Gently pat cucumbers dry with a paper towel, place in a small bowl, and mix with garlic, yogurt, and dill. Season to taste with salt. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Skewer chicken pieces on 8 to 12 skewers. Discard used marinade. Heat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Place chicken skewers on grill (or cook in batches on a grill pan) until well browned and internal temperature registers 155°F or 68°C on an instant-read thermometer, turning evenly to cook on all sides, about 5 minutes total. (Adjust temperature of grill if necessary). Remove chicken to a serving platter and let rest 3 minutes. Meanwhile, briefly grill pitas and keep warm.
  5. Just before serving, prepare the salad: Whisk olive oil into the reserved dressing. Add tomatoes, onions, cucumber, olives, feta, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  6. Serve skewers with salad, pita, and tzatziki sauce. Remove chicken from skewers to stuff into pitas with sauce and salad. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 542
Calories from fat 244
Calories from saturated fat 65
Total Fat 27.1 g
Saturated Fat 7.3 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 13.5 g
Cholesterol 138 mg
Sodium 1525 mg
Potassium 1036 mg
Total Carbohydrate 30 g
Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
Sugars 7.3 g
Protein 47 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.8
Meat 1.7
Milk Alternative 0.8
Vegetables 3.1

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