This easy greek grilled chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknights! Just a few simple ingredients and 30 minutes and you have a meal your family will love!
I often talk abut my love of food from around the world and how I strive to teach my children to enjoy flavors and ingredients from all different cultures.
I think its suuuuper important for my kids to be exposed to as many different things now as children. I want them to be comfortable and capable of eating dinner no matter who’s house or what restaurant we are at. I want them to be able to eat dinner without crying, gagging, whining, or throwing temper tantrums because “Why can’t they have chick-fil-a at every freaking meal”?
One of the things I have loved exploring have been the Try the World boxes. I got some for Christmas and quickly bought myself a lengthier subscription because we loved them so much! Each month we get a box devoted to a specific country. The box contains 7-8 gourmet delicacies that come from and represent that country, as well as recipes to use with them.
Its a great opportunity for us to discuss different parts of our world – where it is, what language they speak, etc. The point isn’t for them to fall instantly in love with every new thing we try, but to instead expose and open the door to trying new things.
This easy greek grilled chicken recipe is a perfect example – its an easy meal, made with real ingredients, ready in about 30 minutes, and totally family friendly! (It would also be amazing with zucchini, red onion and red bell pepper threaded onto the skewers!)
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- 2 tsp red wine vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp dried basil
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp dried coriander
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cucumber, diced into small pieces
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 TBSP lemon juice
- 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
- 1 TBSP chopped fresh parsley
- 1 TBSP fresh chopped dill
In a large ziplock bag, combine the ingredients for the chicken marinade.
Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and place in the marinade. Allow to sit while you make the tzatziki sauce.
In a medium bowl, mix together the cucumber, salt and pepper, yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley and dill. Cover and place in the fridge while you grill the chicken.
Turn on the grill and preheat.
Using skewers, thread the chicken onto the skewers.
Grill over medium to medium-high heat about 3-4 minutes per side.
Enjoy with the tzatziki sauce.
- If you are using wooden skewers, remember to soak them in water for 20-30 minutes before you grill!