Chicken Kabobs with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

Chicken Kabobs with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

Kabob Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, visible fat removed, cut into 1”x1” inch pieces
  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon fresh oregano or ¼ teaspoon dried
  • 1 garlic clove or ½ teaspoon from a jar, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice (half of a lemon), or from a jar
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 small bell pepper (any color), cut into 1”x1” pieces
  • 1 small red onion cut into 1”x1” pieces
  • 2 cups mushrooms, cut into halves
  • 8 wooden skewers
  • Aluminum foil

Tzatziki Sauce:

  • • 1 cup non-fat, plain Greek yogurt
  • • 3/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice or from jar
  • • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • • 1 teaspoon fresh dill, roughly chopped or 1/4 teaspoon dried
  • • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, finely chopped or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • • 1/2 cucumber, diced small
  • • 1/4 teaspoon honey
  • • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

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  1. Whisk together 2 teaspoons olive oil, oregano, garlic, lemon juice and zest. Add salmon or chicken and let marinate for about 10 minutes.
  2. To make tzatziki sauce, stir together yogurt, lemon juice and zest, dill, oregano, cucumber, honey and pepper.
  3. Toss vegetables in remaining olive oil and assemble each skewer with 3 pieces of salmon, alternating between vegetables.
  4. Heat grill-pan or sauté pan. Over medium heat, add skewers to pan, cover loosely with foil. You may have to cook in two batches of 4 skewers. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. Serve immediately with a dollop of tzatziki sauce.

Safety Tips: If using wooden skewers be sure to soak the skewers in cold water for about 30 minutes prior to grilling to make sure they don’t burn.

Get the Kids Involved: Assembling skewers and making tzatziki sauce are safe and fun steps to involve kids in the cooking process. Cook Once, Eat Twice: Double the chicken and use the left-overs to make Zippy Southwest Chicken Fajita Salad.
Nutritional Information:

Per serving: Calories 222 Total Fat 7.5 g Saturated Fat 1.5 g Trans Fat 0.0 g Cholesterol 73 mg Sodium 156 mg Carbohydrates 7 g Dietary Fiber 1 g Total Sugars 5 g Protein 31g

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