Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce

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Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce

These lemon pepper chicken skewers with tzatziki sauce was inspired by my recent trip at the annual Greek Festival. Which is full of Greek food, music, heritage and cultural celebration. It’s just another reason to eat and drink in New Orleans. I ate a lot and still have some Greek pastries in my freezer for a rainy day. One of the first things I had was a goat burger and chicken skewer.

Both were good but I figure my audience isn’t quite ready for goat burgers, so here’s my version of the classic souvlaki.

Lemon pepper chicken skewers with Tzatziki Sauce

Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce Cooking Tips:

Soak skewers for minimal 30 minutes before grilling. You can use any leftover marinade from the chicken to baste chicken while cooking.

Can you make ahead?

Fridge Tzatziki: Place in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days max.

Lemon pepper chicken skewers: You can marinate the chicken overnight for maximum flavor. If you cook a day in advance, after chicken cools off, place in an airtight container in the fridge for 7 days max.

Reheating: Lemon pepper chicken skewers: Pop in a 350-degree oven for 10-15 minutes.

 

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Substitution Options:

You can use metal skewers if you have them.

You can omit the cucumbers if you’re in a rush or if you want the tzatziki sauce to have a longer shelf life.

If you cannot find any dill or mint. The tzatziki sauce is still delicious without them.

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Lemon pepper chicken skewers with Tzatziki Sauce
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Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce

This past weekend was the annual Greek Festival which is full of Greek food, music, heritage and cultural celebration. It’s just another reason to eat and drink in New Orleans. I ate a lot and still have some Greek pastries in my freezer for a rainy day. One of the first things I had was a goat burger and chicken skewer. Both were good but I figure my audience isn’t quite ready for goat burgers, so here’s my version of the classic souvlaki.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

Lemon Pepper Chicken

  • 8 wooden skewers soaked
  • 6 chicken thighs boneless, skinless, chopped in 2 inch pieces
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dill chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • cooking spray
  • 4 pita toasted

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cucumber peeled, grated
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt 2%
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • ½ tablespoon dill chopped
  • ½ tablespoon mint chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  • To make lemon pepper chicken skewers:
  • In a bowl mix chicken, lemon juice, lemon pepper, oregano, dill and cayenne together. Preheat a grill or grill pan on high spray with cooking spray. Skewer chicken and grill for 4 minutes each side. Place finished skewers on baking sheet in preheated oven.
  • Toast pita for 1-2 minutes each side. Serve with tzatziki sauce.
  • To make tzatziki sauce:
  • Mix cucumber and salt and let drain in a colander for 30 minutes, rinse under cold water, drain and pat dry. In a bowl mix yogurt, garlic, dill, mint, cayenne, vinegar, olive oil and cucumber together.

Notes

Preheat oven to 200 F

If you make this recipe, make sure to take a picture and share it on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @kennethtemple so we all can see that deliciousness!

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