Eating healthy can seem like a chore. While it is easy to just get some fast food delivered or grab a burger on the way home, there are many easy ways to eat healthy too. One of the dishes that I love to prepare when I am in a rush is chicken skewers. Chicken is such a versatile meat, there are numerous fantastic things to pair it with meaning you can eat it a number of times a week and feel like you are having a totally different meal every time. Let me share one of my favorites with you today, chicken skewers with tzatziki.
There are really two options for this amazing dish. One, you are just making a nice yet fun meal at home and are likely using the grill in your kitchen. Two, you are having a BBQ or are at a campsite and want some easy food to make on the grill. Whatever the reason, start by heating up your grill first. If you are in the wilderness do this nice and early so that you are not cooking on open flame. You should always only cook over hot embers.
Now I need to prepare my mix for the chicken. I throw some olive oil (2 tablespoons), lemon juice (1 full lemon), oregano (1 tablespoon) and garlic (½ teaspoon) and a pinch of salt and pepper into a bowl. Cover your chicken in this mix and set aside for 30 minutes to marinate.
While the chicken is marinating I start to make my tzatziki sauce. For the sauce you simply take some Greek yogurt (½ cup) and add some cucumber (depending on your preference, I usually put in ¼), a tablespoon of chopped mint, 2 cloves of garlic, and a small pinch of salt. To make the sauce simply mix these ingredients, however my top tip here is to ensure you blot the cucumber with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
Once this is done, the hard work is over (did it even start). Simply take some skewers and alternate cuts of chicken with your favorite vegetables. I think red onion, cherry tomatoes, capsicum and mushrooms work best, but it really comes down to your favorite flavors. While this looks great, many foods have different cooking times. So it may be wiser to put all your ingredients on the same skewer to allow you to cook for the appropriate amount of time. Before grilling your veg give it a light brushing of oil and a dash of pepper. That really is it. A fantastic meal that is good for one or for feeding large groups!