Chicken skewers with tzatziki

Claire Williams

Deputy Editor, Wednesday, 4 January 2017

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This super-easy dish is great for your health!

Ingredients

  • Chicken skewers:
  • 4 skewers
  • 500g (17oz) of chicken breast, chopped into squares
  • 2 zucchini, cut into halves
  • 1 tsp of oregano
  • 1 tsp of thyme
  • 30ml (1oz) of extra virgin olive oil
  • Tzatziki:
  • 250ml (8oz) of Greek yoghurt
  • ½ a fresh cucumber
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp of paprika
  • 3 fresh mint leaves
  • Salt and pepper (optional)

PER SERVING: n/a

Method

  1. To make the tzatziki Grate the ½ cucumber. Dice a few mint leaves.
  2. Pour the Greek yoghurt into a serving bowl, adding the grated cucumber. Stir in the chopped garlic and the paprika. Pour in a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, and add the diced mint leaves.
  3. Add a little extra flavour with a small amount of salt and pepper if you feel it needs it.
  4. To make the chicken skewers coat the chicken with a thin layer of olive oil. Grill chicken pieces separately on low heat for 15 minutes (or until cooked through). Add some salt, oregano and thyme for flavour.
  5. While the chicken is cooking, cut the zucchini into thin strips.
  6. Once the chicken is ready, remove it from the heat. Do not turn grill off yet.
  7. Roll zucchini strips and place each slice on a skewer with a piece of chicken breast. Repeat until skewer is full.
  8. Place the skewer on the heat for two minutes for zucchini to brown slightly. Add any more oregano and thyme to flavour the zucchini.
  9. Remove from skewer and serve with tzatziki.
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