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Greek Chicken Skewers with Avocado Tzatziki

Grilled greek chicken skewers with a creamy Avocado tzatziki sauce!

Grilled Greek Chicken on skewers with an Avocado Tzatziki dipping sauce. This is a must try, easy dinner recipe!

Remember last month when I shared my Guacamole recipe with you? And I told you about my love for avocados?

I love Greek food. However, I should say in advance, this is NOT authentic. This is my all American version of Greek chicken with tzatziki sauce.

And obviously, it’s not traditional tzatziki because I replaced the cucumbers with avocado.

Wise decision, I must say! The sauce is so thick and creamy! I love using Greek yogurt in my baking, but I also love adding it to our dinner recipes! It’s so good for you!

I know. Me, Shugary Sweets, sharing a “good for you” recipe!

Grilled Greek Chicken on skewers with an Avocado Tzatziki dipping sauce. This is a must try, easy dinner recipe!

How to Make Greek Chicken Skewers

This dinner is also very easy to make. I added the avocado, greek yogurt and lemon juice in my blender (you can also use a food processor, or even a mixer).

Blend until creamy and no chunks remain. Add in your seasoning and pour the sauce into a bowl and let it set up in your refrigerator while you make the chicken.

This gives the flavors time to mingle. You can certainly make it in the morning too!

For the chicken, I used a pound of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. BIG FAT ONES. You can also use tenders if you prefer.

I sliced my chicken breasts lengthwise, in thin strips. I tossed them in a ziploc bag with the seasonings, shook it up real good until the coating was pretty evenly distributed.

Take each slice of chicken and place it on a skewer, by threading it every inch.

I then put all my skewers in a grill pan that was preheated with some olive oil and cooked them. Y

ou could also place them on your grill. Or leave the skewers behind and just cook up the sliced chicken.

Or keep your chicken breasts whole and grill them that way (although you get less seasoning per bite)! So many options!

Grilled Greek Chicken on skewers with an Avocado Tzatziki dipping sauce. This is a must try, easy dinner recipe!

No matter how you prepare the chicken, just make sure you include the dip! It’s the star of the show!

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Yield: serves 4-6

Greek Chicken Skewers with Avocado Tzatziki

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Grilled greek chicken skewers with a creamy Avocado tzatziki sauce!

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (or tenders) sliced thin, lengthwise
  • 1 Tbsp greek seasoning mix
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

For the Tzatziki:

  • 1 avocado, pitted
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 cranks fresh ground black pepper
  • 8 drops tabasco sauce
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp greek seasoning mix

Instructions

  1. In a blender (or food processor), add avocado, greek yogurt and lemon juice for tzatziki sauce. Process until smooth. Add remaining sauce ingredients and combine. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate (covered) until ready to eat.
  2. For the chicken, slice chicken breasts lengthwise into thin strips. Place in a large ziploc bag. Add seasonings and shake until evenly coated.
  3. Using a bamboo skewer, thread strips of chicken onto skewer. Cook on grill or use a grill pan on the stove top over medium high heat. Add olive oil and add chicken. Cook about 4 minutes per side, remove when completely cooked.
  4. Serve hot chicken skewers with avocado tzatziki sauce. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 1955mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 25g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Grilled Greek Chicken on skewers with an Avocado Tzatziki dipping sauce. This is a must try, easy dinner recipe!

**This is a sponsored post on behalf of the American Dairy Association, Mideast. I was compensated for my time, however all opinions expressed are 100% my own!

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on June 12, 2013

Comments & Reviews

  1. My kids thought having dinner on a stick was amazing! The chicken was so flavorful and who doesn’t love a dipping sauce?! YUM!

    1. I used it for leftovers on day 2 and it was still delicious! Keep it in a covered container in the refrigerator.

  2. HOLY MOLEY! The avocado sauce sounded delicious but I just tried it and GOOD GRIEF it was so salty I thought I was going to die! This just can’t be right! I’m wondering if maybe the greek seasoning I was using contains a lot of salt, or maybe I accidentally grabbed the garlic SALT instead of the garlic POWDER? Did anyone else find this deathly salty or did I make a mistake! haha!! Thanks for the recipe Aimee! I’m sure it was me. My motto is “try any recipe twice, you might have goofed it up the first time!” Haha!

    1. Hmm, definitely shouldn’t be salty. Did you use kosher salt (or table salt)? And yeah, garlic salt vs powder could make a difference. I’m so sorry (love your motto though)!!

      1. Ok I went and checked: I definitely used garlic POWDER (not garlic salt) so that wasn’t’ it. I did use regular salt rather than kosher, I didn’t realize that could make a difference! Is kosher salt less salty? Who knew! Buuuut, I found the culprit: It was the Greek seasoning I used! “Cavender’s All Purpose Greek Seasoning” (it’s what my Safeway had, which I went and bought JUST for trying this recipe!) I read the label, the first ingredient is salt. AND listen to this madness: 1/4 teaspoon (ONE QUARTER TEASPOON!!) contains 241 mg of salt, or 10% of your daily recommendation… I used TWO TABLEspoons in this recipe (recipe was doubled) so that, plus the one teaspoon of table salt is what really jammed the gears, I think. I used this sauce instead of traditional tzatziki for my first try making falafel last night. Now you can see why I thought I was to dry out after one bite! haha! I found a recipe for making one’s own greek seasoning mix and I think I’ll try that for next time. Thanks for responding, I love your website! So many fun things to try!

  3. Another awesome sounding recipe that I’ll definitely be making! I love tzatziki, and I love avocados, so this is win-win 😀

    And I’m now following your blog 🙂

  4. Are the measurements correct on this?? Made the sauce admit was so salty I couldn’t eat it! Great idea but maybe less salt??

    1. It shouldn’t be too salty! Did you use garlic powder or garlic salt? Also, I used Kosher salt, which is a little coarser than table salt.

  5. Hey I’ll take avocados over cucumbers in my tzatziki any day 😉 Aimee these look freaking delicious and I LOVE the use of greek yogurt. I think I need to pick up a giant container at the store now heehee.

  6. Mmm…I love tzatziki. I think its the perfect addition to summer BBQs. I absolutely have to try your avocado version this season

  7. Aimee, I’m actually using your Guacamole recipe for dinner tonight…with fajitas. But now I’m thinking I want to make the chicken to go with it instead of the beef (I’ve already got on the grill, darn it).
    Pinning this recipe for later though! (=

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