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4.6 from 5 votes

Grilled Greek Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce

When I'm in the mood for a fresh, summery, Mediterranean style meal this Grilled Greek Chicken definitely hits the mark. Herbed, lemony chicken, grilled and served with freshly made tzatziki sauce is perfect at the end of a hot summer day.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek, Grilling
Diet: Low Calorie, Low Fat
Servings: 6
Calories: 493kcal

Ingredients

For the Greek Chicken

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 3 pounds assorted skinless chicken pieces I used boneless breasts and thighs

For the Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 cup peeled and shredded English cucumber (squeeze to remove excess liquid)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 lemon juiced

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, thyme, oregano, and lemon juice. Place the chicken pieces in a gallon sized zippered plastic storage bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken, seal the bag. Turn the bag several times to distribute the marinade. Place the bag in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 hours.
  • To prepare the tzatziki, place all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well to combine. Chill for at least one hour or more before serving to allow flavors to blend.
  • When ready to cook the chicken, preheat the grill for medium-high heat. Place chicken on the grill, and discard the marinade. Grill chicken until center is no longer pink and juices run clear, approximately 5 or 6 minutes per side. Cooking time will depend on the size and thickness of your pieces.
  • Drizzle tzatziki over the grilled chicken and serve with warm Toasted Pitas.
  • Grilled Greek Chicken adapted from Allrecipes
  • Tzatziki Sauce is an original recipe From Valerie's Kitchen

Notes

Prep time does not include marinating time.

Nutrition

Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 491mg | Potassium: 1043mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 228IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 2mg