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This was very easy and so delicious! My family of 7 all loved it. They were eating the tzatziki sauce with a spoon! I made sure to have plenty so that I can pop the leftovers into some pita bread to take for lunches tomorrow.
This was a very easy and delicious dish! I made a Mediterranean pasta salad to go along with it and baked up some pita slices.
Can I do this under the broiler vs. on the grill?
Very good question! I haven’t tried cooking it under the broiler but I don’t see why that wouldn’t work. Please let us know how this approach works out for you if you try it!
We’ve made this many times. SO GOOD. EVERY TIME.
Another great recipe. We loved both the chicken and the sauce. The flavor was bright and the chicken was juicy. I couldn’t think of a good side dish, though! Any ideas?
Hi, Katie! So glad that you liked it! What about some sort of zucchini for a side dish, like this one or the salad part of this recipe? These skewers would also be great with some warm pita bread alongside. Enjoy!
This will be great for our barbecue party this weekend, Elise! The chicken breasts cut into chunks will definitely be tender and juicy and cooked just right to absorb the flavors from the tzatziki marinade/sauce. Since I am not at all familiar with tzatziki, is it really necessary to include cucumber in the recipe? Is there any alternative to it?
Hi Elizabeth, I’ve made tzatziki with swiss chard instead of cucumber, you can find the recipe here: https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/swiss_chard_tzatziki_yogurt_dip/. Traditionally it’s made with cucumber though, and it’s really good. I encourage you to try it!
I was a bit wary of the sauce but made it just as directed and loved it! I hadn’t ever had anything like it and will make it again!
The most delicious recipe ever! The chicken has an amazing amount of flavor and is so moist!
This recipe is perfect as written! I’ve made this twice now (once tonight for company) and everyone cleaned their plate!
Great recipe! We let the chicken marinade over night. We also cooked the kabobs with pineapple, onions, peppers, and zucchini – they turned out perfect. We served these at a bbq and several people asked for the recipe. Thank you!
Could you thread the skewers and then leave in the refrigerator overnight to grill the next day? We are going camping and I would like to prepare these to bring with us on the trip.
I used Greek yogurt and this was absolutely delicious! Chicken was moist and so flavorful. I also put a skewer of cherry tomatoes on the grill–yummy!
does your recipes have the nutrition facts available e.g., I am on a low/no sodium diet. Thank you.
Hello Marie, no they do not. You might be able to find an online nutritional analysis tool. Or, if you save the recipe to a free service like Yummly.com, they offer that analysis on many of the recipes.
I made this for my parents and boyfriend and it went over BEAUTIFULLY! The boyfriend isn’t a big fan of chicken breast because it dries out so easily, but the marinade plus the quick grilling took care of that problem. It was perfect. I rounded out the meal with gazpacho and toast grilled with olive oil and garlic. Simple and surprisingly quick to come together. Thank you, Elise!
For what it’s worth, I did not remove the seeds from the cucumbers, but I did grate them onto paper towels and wring the excess water out–worked great.
Made these last night – they were excellent! I used Greek yogurt, added dill to the sauce and accidentally left out the cucumber. It was all delicious. I served it with the Greek salad and quinoa pilaf from this site – great combination for a summer evening!
Hi Delphine, I’m so glad you liked them! Great idea to serve with Greek salad and quinoa pilaf.
Would plain greek yogurt work too? We don’t usually use any other type, but the consistency and taste is slightly different from normal plain yogurt.
I think it would be great. Greek yogurt is slightly thicker, but I don’t think that would be a problem at all. I am sure you will love the results – I will be making this over and over! :)
Sorry, what I didn’t say was that I often make Chicken Tikka Kebabs with spiced greek yogurt, and they work beautifully using the same grilling method that Elise describes.
I only make this recipe with plain greek yogurt. I prefer using whole fat or 2%, but you could go with 0% if that’s your thing. Greek does taste great in a tzatziki sauce though! I say use it! :]
Made these last night! Fabulous! Thank you! Our barbecue grill broke down so we made them on the stove-top with the grill pan and they still turned out delicious. Husband used the extra tzatziki on his salad. Thank you for another great recipe!
Thank you for this recipe. I made this tonight and served along with a side of Greek salad. It was awesome! Definitely a “make again.”
This chicken was amazing! Made it with some middle eastern cinnamon rice on the side.
Made the chicken skewers for company a few days ago and they were so tender and had an excellent taste. I used boneless chicken thighs and they were perfect. Only complaint was that there were no leftovers for my husband and I the next day.
I recommend adding dill in the tzatziki. Makes it so much more refreshing, and is the original Greek way :)