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Lemon Herb Greek Chicken Skewers

Lemon Herb Greek Chicken Skewers
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These easy skewers feature the wonderful flavor combination of lemon, oregano and garlic. They’re perfect for a weeknight dinner as you can marinate the chicken the night before, and then simply cook them the next day.

Tzatziki sauce made with Greek-style yogurt and the cool flavors of mint and cucumber compliments the lemony oregano flavor of the chicken perfectly.

For entertaining, turn this into an appetizer by skewering fewer pieces of chicken on smaller skewers.

Lemon Herb Greek Chicken Skewers

Makes 4 servings (2 skewers per serving)

1/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh chopped oregano or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast or thigh
Kosher salt

Tzatziki Sauce:
2 cups plain Greek-style yogurt
1 cup peeled, seeded and chopped cucumber
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, mint or cilantro or a combination of all three
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Kosher salt
Cayenne pepper

For the chicken skewers, cut chicken into approximately 1-inch chunks. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, lemon zest, oregano and pepper; pour over chicken, cover and marinate in the refrigerator at least one hour and up to overnight, turning once during marinating.

For the Tzatziki sauce, stir together yogurt, cucumber, parsley, honey and lemon zest; season with salt and cayenne pepper; refrigerate until using.

Soak 8 wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes.

Preheat the grill to medium heat.

Remove chicken from the marinade and discard marinade; skewer 3 to 4 chicken chunks on each skewer. Grill until chicken is cooked through, turning a few times, about 10 minutes.

Serve with Tzatziki Sauce.

Note:
Alternatively to grilling, chicken skewers can be baked. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Arrange skewers on a baking sheet and bake until chicken is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.

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Linda Augustine Linda Burner Augustine is a freelance recipe developer, food writer and cooking teacher who lives in Seattle with her husband and two children. She is passionate about inspiring people to cook dinner and eat together and her blog AYearAtTheTable.com features main dish dinner recipes.