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Low Carb Keto Friendly Chicken Souvlaki with Cucumber Salad and Tzatziki Sauce

All your Grecian food dreams come true: juicy garlicky lemon chicken souvlaki with tzatziki and a crisp and crunchy cucumber salad.
Posted August 21, 2019 by Stephanie

Have you guys been to Greece? I’ve never been but I’ve always been interested in the azure blue seas, the white washed buildings, and the food. Oh, and the partying. I always think of partying when I think of Greece because when I was in high school I had a pen pal (do they still do that in high school? Pen pal cultural exchange things?) who told me that she would go out with her friends and party until four in the morning and then go out for chicken souvlaki. It sounded so grown up and mysterious to me. At 13 I definitely wasn’t a stay out all night kind of person. And, who am I really kidding, I’m not one now either.

The chicken souvlaki at four in the morning I could go for though. I’m all about crazy late night eats. It’s one of the only things that can entice me out of a cozy bed: snacks. Snacks or full on meals, I’m not picky. It would be so amazing to just roll out of bed to head out for a plate of chicken souvlaki, wouldn’t it?

If you love chicken and are looking for a tasty recipe that’s easy to cook in the oven or on the grill, this low carb keto friendly chicken souvlaki is for you! #lowcarb #keto #ketofriendly #ketorecipe #chicken #chickenrecipe #recipes #dinner

Since my 4 am street side Greece chicken souvlaki dreams aren’t likely to come true, the next best thing is making souvlaki at home. And the best thing is, chicken souvlaki is dead easy to make. All you do is marinate some cut up chicken in oil, lemon, garlic, oregano, and salt and pepper. Everything gets all tasty and juicy then you thread it all on a skewer and grill it. Or if you don’t have a grill, broil it in the oven.

Serve everything up with a fresh and creamy tzatziki yogurt sauce and some slightly pickled cucumbers and you’ve got yourself a vacation on a plate. This chicken was seriously SO GOOD. And, it fit perfectly into my keto-friendly, low carb diet!

PS – Mike and I really need to make it to Greece. Just last week my mom posted an Instagram of her in Santorini. Talk about #goals right? Santorini is definitely on my must visit list LOL.

If you love chicken and are looking for a tasty recipe that’s easy to cook in the oven or on the grill, this low carb keto friendly chicken souvlaki is for you! #lowcarb #keto #ketofriendly #ketorecipe #chicken #chickenrecipe #recipes #dinner

Low Carb Keto Friendly Chicken Souvlaki with Cucumber Salad and Tzatziki Sauce

Super easy low carb keto friendly chicken souvlaki made on the grill or in the oven.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

Chicken Souvlaki

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 tbsp avocado or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1.5 tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Tzatziki

  • 1 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cucumber grated, juices squeezed out
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice or to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • salt to taste

Cucumber Salad

  • 1/2 cucumber sliced
  • 1 tbsp vinegar of choice I used rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • sliced red onions to garnish if desired

Instructions

  • Marinate the chicken pieces in the oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
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  • Meanwhile, make the tzatziki sauce: mix together the yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, lemon juice, herbs, and garlic. Taste and season with salt.
  • Make the cucumber salad: toss together the cucumber with vinegar and oil. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with red onions.
  • Skewer the chicken onto skewers and grill over medium high heat until cooked through, flipping as needed, 8-10 minutes.
    If you love chicken and are looking for a tasty recipe that’s easy to cook in the oven or on the grill, this low carb keto friendly chicken souvlaki is for you! #lowcarb #keto #ketofriendly #ketorecipe #chicken #chickenrecipe #recipes #dinner
  • Serve everything on a plate together: chicken souvlaki skewers, cucumber salad, and tzatziki.
    If you love chicken and are looking for a tasty recipe that’s easy to cook in the oven or on the grill, this low carb keto friendly chicken souvlaki is for you! #lowcarb #keto #ketofriendly #ketorecipe #chicken #chickenrecipe #recipes #dinner

Notes

Note: To cook the chicken in the oven, place a rack near the top of the oven and heat the broiler. Place the skewers on a baking sheet and broil for 8-10 minutes, turning once, until cooked through.

3 Comments

  1. Dawna Fennewald says:

    My dream is to go to Greece. My Papou ( Grandfather) was Greek. I still miss him. I was very close to him. We had gallon jugs of feta in our fridge at all times. This was the 7ps in the midwest. Baklava in the freezer. Mom made eggplant dishes. My best friend still talks about it.

  2. Dorothy says:

    Where did you purchase the grill you used for this recipe?

    1. Stephanie says:

      we got it in japan, this one is similar!

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