Mediterranean Chicken Skewers with Lightened Up Tzatziki
Our homemade seasoning blend makes these delicious Mediterranean chicken skewers an easy, light treat from the grill. Add a dollop of healthy, low fat tzatziki to complement the skewers without spoiling your diet! A delicious, satisfying dish the entire family is sure to love.
It’s winter here in Johannesburg and the temperatures have been chilly. However, conversely, the colder it gets the more I crave meals from the grill. Somehow, the very act of stepping outside to cook food over the fire makes me feel like summer might not be so far off after all. Fortunately, there are lots of healthy, low fat options one can rustle up outdoors, including these delicious Mediterranean chicken skewers with tzatziki!
Despite the short ingredient list, these Mediterranean chicken skewers pack a big flavour punch! I like to toss them in the fridge the night before. Then, let them come to room temperature and prepare the sauce while the grill is heating. It’s a quick, tasty meal that’s on the table in under an hour.
Using boneless, skinless thighs keeps the skewers light without compromising on juiciness or flavour. Serving Mediterranean chicken skewers with low fat tzatziki gives the meal a rich, creamy finish and adds a dose of healthy probiotics to the plate.
About the Recipe
Personally, I like to cook these skewers on the grill, because it adds an additional layer of flavour. However, you could just as easily prepare them indoors on a grill pan.
For a vegan option, try using the exact same seasoning mix on skewers of your favourite veggies. Trust me, they’ll be absolutely delicious.
If you’re using bamboo skewers, as I do, remember to soak them in a dish of water for at least 30 minutes before threading the chicken onto them. Wooden skewers can easily burn on a hot grill and a bonfire won’t help you get dinner on the table!
Most of all, I hope your family enjoys these satisfying skewers every bit as much as mine does. Bon appétit!