Taziki’S Grilled Chicken Recipe

Serve this straightforward Greek grilled chicken with tzatziki sauce for the perfect pairing. Chicken breasts are marinated in a flavorful mixture of lemon, olive oil, and spices before going on the grill.

We have had a few sporadic days of spring-like temperatures, and now there is a nor’easter on the way, so spring fever has set in.

The tulips are peeking through, my chives are looking lovely, and I wake up to birds chirping again. Thankfully, there are many indications that spring is not too far away.

Nothing says spring like grilled food, am I right? I deal with spring fever by preparing dishes that make me long for warmer weather, such as Greek quinoa salad, Greek grilled chicken with tzatziki, and coconut shrimp with mango salsa.

Greek grilled chicken, which we marinate in lemon juice, olive oil, and a few spices, is a straightforward but flavorful way to enjoy a taste of spring. You should let the chicken marinate for at least an hour, but you can let it go for up to 12 hours.

I used my grill pan to give me that grilled flavor while still staying warm inside, but you can use a grill pan or cast iron skillet if you don’t want to fire up your grill and stand outside in the cold.

The perfect topping for this grilled chicken is tangy tzatziki sauce, which is made by combining tangy Greek yogurt with grated cucumber, vinegar, garlic, lemon zest, olive oil, and fresh dill.

This grilled chicken with tzatziki is the ideal way to beat the winter blues if you’re experiencing spring fever. It’s easy to prepare ahead of time and will quickly become a staple on your menu. I know it has for me!

Taziki’s grilled chicken

Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce πŸ”—

Lemon, garlic, oregano, and parsley add amazing flavor to these chicken skewers! Serve them with healthy homemade tzatziki sauce for a delicious and easy to make meal!

Prep: 15min

Total: 1h23min

Nutrition Facts: calories 268 calories, Carbohydrate 11 grams carbohydrates, Cholesterol 98 milligrams cholesterol, Fat 7 grams fat, Fiber 1 grams fiber, Protein 40 grams protein, Saturated Fat 2 grams saturated fat, Sodium 566 milligrams sodium, Sugar 7 grams sugar, Trans Fat 0 grams trans fat, unSaturated Fat 4 grams unsaturated fat


  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, grated or minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into approximately 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup shredded English cucumber, you can also dice the cucumber
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt, non-fat, 2%, or whole
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated garlic, 1 teaspoon if you like it extra garlicy
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste


  1. Whisk together all of the ingredients except the chicken in a bowl. Add the chicken and the marinade to a freezer bag. Press out the air and seal the bag. Massage the marinade into the chicken and let it marinate for at least an hour.
  2. Heat the grill to medium-high heat. While the grill is heating, thread the chicken onto metal or wooden skewers. If using wooden skewers be sure to soak them in water for 30 minutes.
  3. Oil grill grates or grill pan and place the chicken skewers on them. Grill the chicken for 3-4 minutes then flip it over and grill for another 3-4 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Take the shredded cucumber and use your hands to squeeze out the excess liquid. You can also place it in a clean dish towel or paper towels and squeeze out the liquid.
  5. Place the cucumber into a bowl along with the remaining tzatziki ingredients. Stir together until combined. Taste for seasoning and add any additional lemon juice, salt and pepper as needed. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


What is souvlaki marinade made of?

The liquid in this Greek souvlaki marinade is a combination of excellent extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and dry white wine. It is a simple marinade with the ideal balance of flavorsβ€”lots of raw garlic along with spices like oregano, rosemary, and sweet paprika.

How do you marinate chicken in Indian style yogurt?

In a large bowl, combine yogurt, onion, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper; stir in the chicken; cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to overnight.

What do you eat with souvlaki?

Yogurt-marinated chicken skewers, Greek loaded oven fries, chicken tawook quinoa bowls, meze appetizer platter, homemade naan, chicken shawarma bowls, chicken shawarma stuffed pita, and cucumber, herb, and pita salad are just a few of the mouthwatering dishes that pair perfectly with tzatziki.

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