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Grilled Lemon and Herb Chicken Skewers

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Grilled Lemon and Herb Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce is the perfect summertime meal! Quick, simple, healthy, and so delicious!

Summertime is for seeing how little you can actually turn on your oven….am I right?! All meals made out on the grill for 3 months!

Grilled Lemon and Herb Chicken Skewers are a quick, easy, and healthy dinner that is perfect for weeknights, meal prep, or a dinner party! And we are sending it over the edge by dipping it in tangy homemade tzatziki sauce that will knock your socks of!

Grilled Lemon and Herb Chicken Skewers on a cutting board with lemons cucumbers and tzatziki sauce aroudn it

Ingredients Needed for Chicken Skewers

  • Chicken Breast
  • Lemon
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Powder
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Salt
  • Onion Powder
  • Pepper

Ingredients for Tzatziki Sauce

  • Cucumber
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Dill 
tzatziki sauce in a bowl with veggies around it

How Do You Make Grilled Lemon and Herb Chicken Skewers

  1. Slice each chicken breast into 1” strips.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the lemon, dijon mustard, olive oil, and spices. Add in the chicken strips. Toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to marinate for 30 minutes or up to 3 hours.
  3. Preheat your grill to 350 degrees.
  4. Take each chicken strip and gently thread through the skewers.
  5. Place on the hot grill and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side or until cooked through entirely.
  6. Remove from the grill and enjoy with dipping sauce!
chicken skewers on a grill outside

Ho to Make Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

  1. Peel your cucumber and grate using the largest grating hole on a cheese grater. Lay on a paper towel and sprinkle with salt and let sit for 5-10 minutes. The salt will help draw out any excess moisture in the cucumber.
  2. In a bowl add in greek yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, chopped dill, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  3. Fold the paper towel corners together and squeeze all the excess water out of the cucumber over the sink. Add into the greek yogurt mixture. Mix to combine. Add more salt and pepper to taste if needed.
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Grilled Lemon & Herb Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce on a plate with rice

Grilled Lemon and Herb Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce


  • Author: Heather
  • Total Time: 70 minutes
  • Yield: 46 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Grilled Lemon & Herb Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce is the perfect summertime meal! Quick, simple, healthy, and so delicious!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1/2 Pound Chicken Breast
  • Juice 1 Lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon Basil
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 Medium Cucumber
  • 1 Cup Non-fat Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
  • Juice 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Dill (or 1 Teaspoon dried dill)

Instructions

  1. Slice each chicken breast into 1” strips.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the lemon, dijon mustard, olive oil, and spices. Add in the chicken strips. Toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to marinate for 30 minutes or up to 3 hours.
  3. Preheat your grill to 350 degrees.
  4. Take each chicken strip and gently thread through the skewers.
  5. Place on the hot grill and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side or until cooked through entirely.
  6. Remove from the grill and enjoy with dipping sauce!

Tzatziki Sauce

  1. Peel your cucumber and grate using the largest grating hole on a cheese grater. Lay on a paper towel and sprinkle with salt and let sit for 5-10 minutes. The salt will help draw out any excess moisture in the cucumber.
  2. In a bowl add in greek yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, chopped dill, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  3. Fold the paper towel corners together and squeeze all the excess water out of the cucumber over the sink. Add into the greek yogurt mixture. Mix to combine. Add more salt and pepper to taste if needed.
  • Prep Time: 60 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 243
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 610.8 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 38.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 124.1 mg

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