Greek Turkey/Chicken Kabob with Cucumber and Yoghurt Sauce (Tzatziki)

Lately, we have been trying to eat healthy.  We plan to have BBQ ribs for Labor Day but I realized that I am getting old and it’s time to eat healthy.  Besides, we just had BBQ a couple of days ago.

This recipe is full of flavor yet so quick to fix.


2 lbs turkey or chicken (breast or thigh), sliced thinly into medallion sizes
1/2 cup olive oil
2 freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 large garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsps Dijon mustard
2 tbsps dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme
2 tbsps chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp dried rosemary


In a large bowl put all ingredients (except the turkey/chicken). Mix until well incorporated.

Add turkey/chicken slices and mix until slices are well coated.

Cover bowl with plastic wrap or transfer to a resealable bag.

Marinate for 4 hours to overnight.

When ready to cook, leave the marinated turkey on your counter until it reaches room temperature.

Meanwhile, soak skewers in water to avoid burning.

Preheat grill medium-high heat

Thread the meat in skewers.

Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill skewers for 10 minutes, turning as needed, and baste with leftover marinade.

Cook until meat is cooked through.

Cucumber & Yoghurt sauce (Tzatziki)

1/2 cup sour cream
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1/2 tsp minced garlic or garlic powder
juice of half a lemon
1 medium cucumber peeled, seeded, peeled and finely chopped, or grated
1/2 tbsp salt (for cucumber)
salt and pepper to taste


Put the cucumber in a bowl and sprinkle with a little salt.

Let rest for 10-15 minutes to allow extra juices to escape the cucumber.

With a paper towel, gently squeeze juices from the cucumber.

Put the rest of the ingredients in the bowl and mix well (I don’t rinse the cucumber).

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Refrigerate for a couple of hours prior to using (if you can).

For a smoother sauce, put in blender and pulse for a few seconds.


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