In the Kitchen Series: Grilled Tzatziki Chicken, Tzatziki Cucumber Relish and Homemade Hummus and Chips

tzatziki platter recipes

Combining all three recipes created the perfect Tzatiki Platter.

 

 

Grilled Chicken Tzatziki

This is an excellent summer dish I recently spotted on Pinterest (I think I may need to get some therapy since I am fully addicted to that site).  The ingredients are fresh and flavorful and I would definitely serve this at small gathering of friends.  This recipe calls for pita bread but you can skip that ingredient if you are trying to avoid carbohydrates.

For more info about this recipe please  visit Style at Home.

For chicken marinade:

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice + 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • Pinch salt
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

 Directions

  1. To prepare chicken marinade, whisk all ingredients except chicken breasts together in a bowl. Combine marinade with chicken breasts in a large zip-lock bag, seal and gently shake to evenly distribute marinade over chicken. Place in refrigerator and chill for 2 to 4 hours.
  2. Grease grill and preheat to medium-high. Remove chicken from zip-lock bag and discard marinade. Grill chicken breasts until cooked through, about 10-15 minutes (each grill is different). Remove chicken from grill, let rest for a few minutes and slice thinly on the diagonal. Lay chicken slices on top of each pita (or no pita for those who are following a low carb diet).  Serve with cucumber salad and garnish with a little extra yogurt and serve.

For cucumber relish:

This salad works with any meal- it is just fresh, simple and tasty.

  • 1 English cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup seeded, finely diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
  • 6 tbsp coarsely chopped and pitted black olives
  • 4 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp coarsely chopped dill
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tsp fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. Lay cucumber slices in a sieve placed over a bowl and sprinkle with pinch of salt. Leave for about 30 to 40 minutes, or until cucumbers soften and their liquid begins to drain into the bowl. Stir occasionally.
  2. Mix all ingredients together and chill in refrigerator for a couple hours.
  3. Serve with Tzatziki Chicken

Why buy store bought hummus, it is SIMPLE to make and so very tasty.

Ingredients:

  • 1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
  • 3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

  1. Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.
  2. Place in serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus.
  3. Add a small amount (1-2 tablespoons) of olive oil in the well. Garnish with parsley (optional).
  4. Serve immediately with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread, or cover and refrigerate.

I made my own pita chips by baking left over pita in the oven with olive oil. They were just as good as any bag of chips I have ever purchased and my kids loved them.

tzatziki platter recipes

Combining all three recipes created the perfect Tzatiki Platter.

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