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    Greek Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki

    Celebrate National BBQ Week with these delicious Greek inspired chicken skewers!

    Difficulty

    Easy

    Serves

    8 people

    Prep Time

    1 hour 10 minutes

    Cooking Time

    4-5 minutes

    Is it BBQ season yet? These chicken skewers require few ingredients and very little prep but they taste absolutely delicious! Serve them Greek-style in warm flatbread (pittas) with garlicky tzatziki sauce, sliced tomatoes and onion and some crumbled feta cheese and don’t forget to put some beers in the freezer to wash them down with!

    Chicken gets a bad rep when it comes to BBQs – stick with thigh meat which will be juicy and tender but make sure you cook it thoroughly.

    Here´s what you´ll need...

    For the tzatziki:

    • 300g full fat Greek Yoghurt
    • 150g cucumber (about half large cucumber)
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 large garlic clove, minced
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
    • 1 tbsp olive oil to drizzle (optional)

    For the chicken skewers:

    • 800g skinless chicken thighs
    • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
    • Juice of half a lemon
    • 1 tbsp dried oregano
    • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
    • salt and freshly ground pepper
    • add 2 minced garlic cloves if you are skipping the tzatziki

    To serve:

    • 8 flatbreads
    • 2 large vine tomatoes, sliced thinly
    • 1 large red onion, sliced very thinly and mixed with 2 tbsp of finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
    • crumbled feta cheese

    Here´s how it´s done... Step 1

    To make the tzatziki, coarsely grate the cucumber in a bowl and sprinkle with the salt. Let it stand for 5 minutes and then use your hands to squeeze most of the moisture out. Mix well with the yoghurt, garlic and oregano. Add a drizzle with olive oil over the top. Chill until needed.

     

    Step 2

    Soak your skewers in cold water for 30 minutes so that they don’t burn. Dice the chicken into bite-sized pieces, removing any fatty bits. Put in a bowl with the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano and red wine vinegar. Mix everything together and season liberally with salt and pepper. Leave to marinate for an hour (or overnight).

     

    Step 3

    Thread the meat onto the skewers. Cook over a medium-hot BBQ, turning frequently, until the chicken is completely cooked through. Alternatively, heat a large frying or griddle pan and wipe with olive oil. Cook the skewers over high heat, turning frequently so that they cook evenly. Check the chicken is fully cooked before serving.

     

    Step 4

    Serve with warmed flatbreads, the tzatziki, a little sliced onion, tomato and some crumbled feta  cheese – delicious!

     

     

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