Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce
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Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce

Submitted by: Christine Haigler

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Servings: 4

A Greek style chicken with a cucumber yogurt sauce.

Ingredients

    1 lbs. chicken breast

    2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

    2 tsp. lemon juice

    1 tsp. dried oregano

    1 tsp. ground cumin

    1/2 tsp. sea salt

    1 tsp. black pepper

    1 c. Greek yogurt

    2/3 c. cucumber

    3/4 tsp. garlic

    1 1/2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

    1 tbsp. white wine vinegar

    1 1/2 tbsp. fresh dill weed

    1 1/2 tbsp. fresh mint

    1/4 tsp. sea salt

    4 c. lettuce

    1 med. tomato

Directions

To make the chicken: Combine 2 tablespoons of olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt, and pepper in a shallow dish or gallon Ziploc bag. Add the chicken and coat with the marinade. Refrigerate 2-3 hours. Drain and discard the marinade. Grill or pan cook the chicken until it registers 160ºF and juices run clear.

To make the sauce: Combine the Greek yogurt, cucumber (peeled, seeded, and diced), minced garlic, 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil, vinegar, chopped fresh dill, chopped fresh mint, and 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt. Mix together and let sit about 15-20 minutes for the flavor to blend. (Sauce can also be puréed in a blender for a smooth texture.)

To serve: Julienne the chicken, arrange on top of the lettuce, and spoon the sauce over the chicken. Top with diced tomato if desired.