Chicken Souvlaki Sticks with Yogurt Dipping Sauce

chicken soulvaki

Chicken Souvlaki Sticks with Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Makes 6 servings
Per serving: 1 leaner protein (this includes chicken with yogurt sauce)
3 condiments
1 fat
½ vegetable serving

*16 bamboo or metal skewers
*1/4 cup lemon juice
*3 tablespoons lemon zest
*2 tbsp. of finely chopped oregano leaves
*1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
*2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
*4 cloves of garlic minced
*2 ¾ pounds raw cubed chicken tenders
*2 cups of low fat plain Greek Style Yogurt
*1 ½ cups of seedless cucumber (You will grate this into the yogurt dip)
*1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Directions: Combine the zest and juice of lemons, oregano, red pepper flakes and olive oil in a dish. Paste the garlic by mashing it with coarse salt then add ¾ of it to the marinade reserving some for dipping sauce. Add chicken tenders to the marinade and season with salt and pepper, turn in marinade to coat, let stand for 10 minutes. Thread tenders on damp bamboo or metal skewers and cook 7 to 8 minutes turning once, until firm and juices run clear. While skewers cook, combine yogurt with juice of remaining clove of garlic, grated cucumber, cumin and salt to taste. Yogurt dip makes 6 serving.

** Remember to soak your skewers in water if you are using bamboo.

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