Grilled Greek Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce

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Grilled Greek Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce
Grilled Greek Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce
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Grilled Greek Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce

This easy chicken main is like a Greek gyro minus the pita. Serve with an easy Greek salad of chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, and Kalamata olives dressed with lemon juice and olive oil for a complete meal.

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4
Servings
529
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the tzatziki sauce

  • 16 Ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/4 Cup dill, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt, to taste

For the chicken

  • 4 small to medium-sized boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Olive oil, for coating the chicken
  • 2 Tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons dried basil
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

For the tzatziki sauce

In a bowl, mix together the yogurt, cucumber, red onion, dill, and lemon juice. Season with salt, to taste.

For the chicken

Preheat a gas grill or cast-iron grill pan on medium-high heat.

Coat the chicken with olive oil, oregano, basil, and lemon zest. Season with salt, to taste. Grill until grill marks appear and the internal temperature is 165 degrees, about 6-8 minutes per side. Serve with the tzatziki sauce on the side.

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
32%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Cholesterol
214mg
71%
Protein
71g
100%
Carbs
15g
5%
Vitamin A
28µg
3%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
9.5%
Vitamin B6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C
27mg
45%
Vitamin D
3IU
1%
Vitamin E
3mg
16%
Vitamin K
54µg
67%
Calcium
189mg
19%
Fiber
4g
14%
Folate (food)
49µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
49µg
12%
Iron
4mg
20%
Magnesium
107mg
27%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
26mg
100%
Phosphorus
617mg
88%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
1172mg
33%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
32.3%
Sodium
1236mg
52%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
20.5%
Zinc
2mg
15%

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