Lemon Chicken Skewers with Zucchini Tzatziki

Lemon Chicken Skewers with Zucchini Tzatziki

You will need to soak bamboo skewers or use metal skewers for this recipe

INGREDIENTS

3 garlic cloves, finely grated

2 tsp dried oregano, plus extra to serve

500g chicken breast, cut into 3cm pieces

¼ cup labneh or Greek style yoghurt

3 lemons, 2 thinly sliced, juice of 1

1/3 cup (80ml) extra virgin olive oil

250g cherry tomatoes, halved

4 small Lebanese cucumber, chopped

1/3 cup Kalamata olives, bruised, seeds removed

2 mini cos lettuce, quartered

 

1 zucchini, coarsely grated

1 garlic clove, finely grated

1tbs finely chopped mint, plus extra leaves to serve

1 tbs lemon juice

1/3 cup labneh or Greek style yoghurt

 

DIRECTIONS

Place garlic and oregano on your board and scatter iwth 1 teaspoon salt. Use the back of yourknoife to flatten and mince into a paste. Transfer to a bowl and combine with labneh, half the lemon juice and 1 teaspoon cracked pepper. Add chicken and toss to combine. Chill and marinate for at least 20 minutes or overnight. 

Meanwhile for the tzatziki toss zucchini in a bowl with 1 tsp salt. Transfer to a fine sieve and stand to drain for 20 minutes. Squeeze and discard juices then loosely combine with remaining ingredients. 

Preheat a barbeque or chargrill over medium high heat. Thread chicken onto skewers, folding a piece of lemon and skewering between each chicken piece. Carefully brush chargrill with oil and cook skewers, turning halfway, for 15 minutes or until cooked through.

To serve; toss tomatoes, cucumber, olives, mini cos lettuce and remaining lemon juice and oil in a bowl. Transfer to a serving platter and scatter with remaining oregano. Serve with skewers and tzatziki alongside.


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