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Greek Marinated Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce

These Greek Marinated Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce uses a simple Mediterranean marinade that creates a flavorful chicken that is grilled and topped with a tangy Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce. You will love this healthy, protein packed summer meal. Pair this with a fresh summer salad for a complete meal! 

Greek Marinated Chicken with Tzatziki with yogurt on top

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GREEK MARINATED CHICKEN WITH TZATZIKI SAUCE 

When the summer gets warmer I am always grilling. 

Chicken is one of our favorite meals to make in the summer months on the grill. 

Today’s Greek Marinated Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce is one we make a lot and for good reason.

The marinade really infuses the chicken with delicious flavors and helps hold in the juices of the chicken. 

I love serving it with the refreshing, zesty Tzatziki sauce and a light summer salad. 

This marinade is also one you could use on other meats like seafood, steak or even vegetables. 

It mixes together extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, cumin, thyme and oregano.

I love the warm spices with the lemon juice. It makes such a nice pairing with the chicken.

If you like grilled chicken you also need to try this Chicken Souvlaki, Chicken Kofta, Greek Marinated Kabobs with Lemon, Lebanese Chicken Kabobs, Margarita Grilled Chicken,  Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Wings or this Lemon Marinaded Chicken.

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce on platter

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS GRILLED CHICKEN?

CHICKEN: I used chicken thighs because they are more tender and I really enjoy the darker meat. You can easily use chicken breasts, chicken tenders or whatever you like. 

MARINADE: The marinade for this Mediterranean chicken is flavorful and uses warm spices including paprika, cumin, thyme and oregano along with olive oil and lemon juice. I love this easy marinade!  

TZATZIKI: My favorite part about this recipe is the Tzatziki. It is such a great sauce to serve the chicken with. It mixes together cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, dill and fresh mint. 

If tzatziki isn’t your thing try my Creamy Dill Sauce or this Tahini Yogurt Dressing. 

Greek Marinated Chicken with Tzatziki with yogurt

HOW DO YOU MAKE GREEK MARINATED CHICKEN THIGHS?

Trim fat from the chicken as necessary. In a large ziplock bag or a large container add the chicken. 

CREATE THE MARINADE: In a small mixing bowl combine the olive oil, lemon, garlic cloves, oregano, thyme, paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and mix well. 

Pour the marinade over the chicken and massage the marinade into the meat until the meat is coated with the marinade. 

REFRIGERATE THE CHICKEN: Refrigerate for two hours in a sealed ziplock bag or a sealed container {optional- you could at least just marinate for 20 minutes}.

PREPARE TZATZIKI: Prepare the tzatziki by combining the cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, dill and mint. Stir well. Refrigerate. 

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Brush grill grates with oil.

Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade.

GRILL THE CHICKEN: Place the chicken on the grill and cook for 5 minutes per side or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 F. 

Serve with a dollop of the tzatziki and a summer salad.

WHAT SHOULD I PAIR WITH THESE MEDITERRANEAN GRILLED CHICKEN THIGHS?

There are also some great side dishes that pair well with this chicken. I often make these Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables, Ratatouille or this Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Salads pair really nicely with grilled chicken. I especially love this Summer Orzo Pasta Salad, Mediterranean Bean Salad, Lemon Arugula Salad or this Mediterranean Eggplant Salad

Potatoes are always a great match for chicken. I especially love these Spicy Lebanese Potatoes, Lemon Cilantro Potatoes or these Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes

Greek Marinated Chicken with Tzatziki with yogurt sauce

OTHER GRILLING RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

GRILLED FLANK STEAK WITH DRY RUB

GRILLED HAWAIIAN CHICKEN KABOBS

GRILLED HAWAIIAN PORK CHOPS

MEDITERRANEAN SHRIMP SKEWERS

HAWAIIAN GRILLED SALMON

GRILLED CARNE ASADA

Greek Marinated Chicken with Tzatziki with yogurt on top

Greek Marinated Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These Greek Marinated Chicken with Tzatziki Sauc uses a simple Mediterranean marinade that creates a flavorful chicken that is grilled and topped with a tangy Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce. You will love this healthy, protein packed summer meal. Pair this with a fresh summer salad for a complete meal!

Ingredients

  • 2 - 1 pound packages of Gerber Chicken 

For the Marinade

  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 lemon, juiced 
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1 teaspoon oregano 
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme 
  • 1 teaspoon paprika 
  • 1 teaspoon cumin 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper {optional}
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 

For the Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1/4 cup finely grated cucumber
  • 1/2 cup thick whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons chopped dill
  • 2 teaspoons chopped mint, optional

Instructions

    1. Trim fat from the chicken as necessary. In a large ziplock bag or a large container add the chicken.
    2. In a small mixing bowl combine the olive oil, lemon, garlic cloves, oregano, thyme, paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and mix well.
    3. Pour the marinade over the chicken and massage the marinade into the meat until the meat is coated with the marinade.
    4. Refrigerate for two hours in a sealed ziplock bag or a sealed container {optional- you could at least just marinate for 20 minutes}.
    5. Prepare the tzatziki by combining the cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, dill and mint. Stir well. Refrigerate.
    6. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Brush grill grates with oil.
    7. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade.
    8. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for 5 minutes per side or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 F.
    9. Serve with a dollop of the tzatziki and a summer salad.
Today’s post is sponsored by Heinen’s. As always, opinions are 100% my own. 

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