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Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken With Creamy Tzaziki Sauce Recipe

This Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken With Creamy Tzaziki recipe will quickly become your new favorite meal created on your grill.

Since grilling season is still going on, I wanted to feature a unique recipe that features the tasty creamy tzatziki sauce with the popular grilled Greek lemon chicken.

Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken With Creamy Tzaziki Sauce on a bed of rice

What is good with tzatziki sauce?

Most people use tzatziki sauce to marinate their favorite meats.

You’ll find that this creamy tzatziki sauce goes well with fish, topped on burgers, and put in pita wraps.

I know that you’ll find other options to use this creamy tzatziki sauce recipe with many of your summer dishes this year.

Does marinating chicken in lemon juice make it tough?

For this grilled Greek chicken recipe, you’ll marinate the chicken in a Ziploc bag that has lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Letting your chicken marinate for two hours in this baggie will not make the chicken tough.

You’ll find the lemon juice seeps into the raw chicken meat to create a juicier and tender grilled chicken creation.

Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken With Creamy Tzaziki

Is it OK to marinate chicken in lemon overnight?

It’s not good to marinate chicken in lemon overnight.

My best tip is to plan so that you can marinate the Greek lemon chicken for two hours before grilling.

If you allow the chicken to stay in lemon juice for too long, it will ruin your meat.

This means your grilled chicken will be tough to chew and not as tender as anticipated when you opted to whip up this grilled Greek lemon chicken with creamy tzatziki sauce.

The best way to serve this new favorite grilled chicken recipe is with a side of cucumber slices, placed over rice or inside a pita wrap.

The lovely thing about this grilled Greek chicken recipe is that you can serve it for lunch or dinner, depending on how you plan to present the plate.

If you plan to serve this grilled chicken for dinner, then I suggest you place the chicken over a plate of rice and drizzle the creamy tzatziki sauce over the top.

Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken With Creamy Tzaziki

If you plan to serve this grilled chicken during lunchtime, consider using it in a pita wrap with the creamy tzatziki sauce included as a condiment inside the wrap.

This moist and flavorful grilled chicken recipe is sure to please the whole family.

Below you’ll find the list of ingredients and instructions to make this grilled chicken recipe.

Enjoy watching your family’s face light up when they bite into this delicious grilled Greek chicken. 

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The Full ingredient list and directions are found below in the printable recipe card

Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken With Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

For the grilled chicken breasts:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Juice of one medium lemon
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

For the tzatziki sauce:

  • ½ cup finely grated cucumber 
  • 1 cup of greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of one medium lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder (or 1-2 minced garlic cloves)
Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken With Creamy Tzaziki

For the chicken marinade, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a medium bowl.

Pour into a Ziploc bag or container with the chicken to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. 

Grated cucumber

Meanwhile, make the tzatziki sauce by first grating the cucumbers.

Note: A tip for a thick sauce is to squeeze all of the excess cucumber juice out of the shreds before mixing with the remaining ingredients. 

Cucumbers and yogurt in a bowl

 Add in the Greek yogurt, vinegar, garlic, lemon juice, and sea salt to taste in a bowl.

Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken With Creamy Tzaziki

Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Chicken on the grill

Heat up your grill and add the marinated chicken.

Cook the chicken breasts for about 5-7 minutes per side, depending on thickness.

Remove from heat and allow the cooked chicken to rest.

Chicken on a plate with rice near by

To serve, plate sliced chicken over a bed of rice or stuffed into a pita and top with the creamy tzatziki sauce and a lemon wedge.

Enjoy!

Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken With Creamy Tzaziki Sauce

Kelly
This Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken With Creamy Tzaziki recipe will quickly become your new favorite meal created on your grill. Since grilling season is just around the corner, I wanted to feature a unique recipe that features the tasty creamy tzatziki sauce with the popular grilled Greek lemon chicken.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

For the grilled chicken breasts:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Juice of one medium lemon
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

For the tzatziki sauce:

  • ½ cup finely grated cucumber
  • 1 cup of greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of one medium lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder or 1-2 minced garlic cloves

Instructions
 

  • For the chicken marinade, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a medium bowl.
  • Pour into a ziploc bag or container with the chicken to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, make the tzatziki sauce by first grating the cucumbers.
  • Add in the Greek yogurt, vinegar, garlic, lemon juice and sea salt to taste in a bowl.
  • Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Heat up your grill and add the marinated chicken.
  • Cook the chicken breasts for about 5-7 minutes per side, depending on thickness.
  • Remove from heat and allow the cooked chicken to rest.
  • To serve, plate sliced chicken over a bed of rice or stuffed into a pita and top with the creamy tzatziki sauce and a lemon wedge.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

A tip for a thick sauce is to squeeze all of the excess cucumber juice out of the shreds before mixing with the remaining ingredients.
Keyword Chicken, Low Carb

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