If you are short on time you don’t have to sacrifice a good dinner! Check out these grilled lemon herb chicken skewers with homemade tzatziki sauce that are ready in no time and taste delicious!
Summertime is for grilling, Check out this Summertime Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers
Summer is for sitting around the pool soaking up the sun enjoying your friends and family, not for slaving away in the kitchen! That is why I am so in love with these Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers! Not only are they quick and easy, but they are so delicious!
There grilled lemon herb chicken skewers are ready in 42 minutes, but let’s be honest we are not working the whole time because it includes at least 30 minutes of marinating! So we are really only looking at less than 15 minutes of work! There grilled lemon herb chicken skewers are perfect when you don’t feel like cooking or you have a busy day running around!
Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers with Homemade Tzatziki Sauce
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Prep Time: 30 minutes (including marinating time)
Grill Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
The great thing about this recipe is that it is easily doubled and tripled for larger families! So if you need more than 4 servings just double all the ingredients!
Ingredients for Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers:
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 2-inch pieces
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
½ of a lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried parsley
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
Homemade Tzatziki Sauce for dipping (recipe below)
Directions for Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers:
In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, parsley, cayenne pepper, and salt. If you don’t love spicy things then add a little less cayenne pepper. On the other hand, if you like things a bit spicier then add more cayenne pepper! Adjust according to what you and your family enjoy!
Next add the chicken, making sure each piece is covered. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight. If you don’t have a bowl big enough or if you are feeling especially lazy (like I do most of the time) you can throw it in a Gallon Ziploc bag and dump the marinade on top! Viola! Simple, easy and it doesn’t take up a lot of fridge space!
When you are ready to cook the chicken head outside and set the grill for medium-direct heat. I have found for best flavor, use a charcoal or gas grill. When this isn’t an option, a grill pan will work just fine!
While the grill is heating thread chicken pieces onto skewers be sure to soak your wooden or bamboo skewers 20 minutes in water before threading the chicken on. This helps the sticks to not burn.
After the grilled lemon herb chicken is on the skewers place them on the grill for about 12 minutes total. Flip the chicken once halfway through cooking or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
Making Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers is really that easy!
Now, any good grilled lemon herb chicken needs a good sauce and we are going to tell you the secret to making a perfect homemade Tzatziki Sauce!
I used to think that making Tzatziki Sauce was hard and that I would never be able to do it! Then I decided one day to just give it a try! I came up with super simple homemade Tzatziki sauce that is to die for, especially with these grilled chicken skewers!
Homemade Tzatziki Sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients for Homemade Tzatziki Sauce:
2 5.3 ounce containers of plain Greek yogurt
½ cup of seeded, grated cucumber
2 Tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 fresh garlic cloves, finely minced
¼ tsp salt
⅛ tsp pepper
How to Make Homemade Tzatziki Sauce:
Keep in mind that this recipe for homemade Tzatziki sauce makes a ton! You will have way more than you need for these grilled lemon herb chicken Skewers! Its classic flavor is very versatile and goes great on practically any cut of meat. I’ve also found it to be great on fresh veggies right out of my garden or even with mixed greens.
Directions for Homemade Tzatziki Sauce:
To make Homemade Tzatziki Sauce it really is simple! Just mix all the ingredients in a bowl and serve with chicken or chopped fresh veggies. One thing that I have learned is to drain the excess liquid out of the bowl after grating your cucumbers.
This Homemade Tzatziki Sauce is perfect because it can be served immediately, but as you let it sit the flavor improves.
There you have it! The perfect meal for your summer nights! Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers with Homemade Tzatziki Sauce!
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Directions for Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers: Be sure to drain the excess liquid out of the bowl after grating your cucumbers.
Directions for Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers:
Be sure to drain the excess liquid out of the bowl after grating your cucumbers.
Michele is a Family Life Educator. She is a mom to 5 kids and loves helping others strengthen their families! When she is not blogging she is spending time with her family and running around drinking Diet Coke trying to get everything done!