Healthy Greek Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce
Make this flavorful Greek chicken with tzatziki sauce tonight! Tender Greek seasoned chicken breasts with cool, creamy Tzatziki sauce is a delicious, easy and healthy dinner with Mediterranean inspiration. (gluten-free, nut-free)
- Author: Kaleigh
- Prep Time: 40 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: main dish
- Method: grilled
- Cuisine: Greek
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp dried basil
- 2 tsp dried Greek oregano
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp dried rosemary, minced
- 1 tsp dried dill
- 1 tsp dried marjoram
- 1/2 tsp ground thyme
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- Juice of 2 large lemons
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 tbsp Greek seasoning
- 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1/4 medium cucumber
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Pinch black pepper
- To make Greek seasoning, mix all spices together. It will make about 1/2 cup. Set aside for later.
- For the chicken, butterfly boneless, skinless chicken breasts into 2 pieces of even thickness each. Rub Greek seasoning evenly over chicken. Place in a shallow dish or large plastic bag with lemon juice, red wine vinegar and olive oil. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- While chicken is marinating, prepare the Tzatziki sauce. Grate the cucumber (you can peel it but I don't) onto a mesh strainer or paper towel and squeeze out as much liquid as you can, discarding the liquid. Add cucumber to a bowl with yogurt, garlic, dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Grill the chicken. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
- Remove chicken from the marinade and grill for 8-10 minutes per side, or until a thermometer inserted in the center reads 165°F.
- Remove chicken from the grill and serve with Tzatziki sauce.
- You can also bake chicken in a baking dish at 375°F for 15-20 minutes, or until the juices run clear.
- Time is not the best indicator for determining chicken doneness, especially when thickness can vary. I always recommend a meat thermometer to determine when chicken is done to avoid drying it out - or food poisoning. Chicken is done when the thickest part reaches 165°F.
- The seasoning makes plenty to use for later! Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
- Tzatziki can be made up to a day in advance. For a more detailed guide, see my full recipe post for tzatziki sauce.
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