Chicken Souvlaki With Tzaziki

An Greek preparation served with tzaziki dip. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Main Ingredients Boneless chicken, Dry red wine
Cuisine Greek
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Chicken Souvlaki With Tzaziki

  • 800 grams Boneless chicken cut into thick strips
  • 1 cup Dry red wine
  • 6 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dry oregano
  • 3 teaspoons Lemon rind grated
  • for sealing and brushing Olive oil
  • 2 large Yellow capsicum 1 1/2 inch cubes
  • 10-12 Cherry tomatoes wash and wiped
  • 2 cups Yogurt
  • 1/2 medium Cucumber grated
  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil
  • Salt


  1. Prepare the tzaziki a few hours before serving because the flavours need time to blend. Place the chicken in a large bowl.
  2. Pour in the wine and sprinkle minced garlic of 4 cloves and oregano. Mix in the lemon rind and drizzle with olive oil. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for half an hour.
  3. Remove about thirty minutes before serving. Thread the chicken strips along with yellow capsicum cubes and cherry tomatoes onto satay sticks in this order: cherry tomato, chicken strip, yellow capsicum. Repeat with other satays. Brush with a little olive oil.
  4. Grill on medium heat till chicken is done. Serve on a bed of steamed rice topped with lots of tzaziki. To make tzaziki: Line a colander or sieve with cheesecloth (or gauze) and set it over a bowl.
  5. Pour in the yogurt and allow it to drip for an hour or so. After the yogurt has drained combine it, in a small bowl, with the cucumber and remaining garlic. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until just before serving.
  6. While the chicken is cooking, drizzle the olive oil over the surface of the prepared tzaziki and without stirring, sprinkle on the salt. It needs no mixing, as it will be done anyway when you dollop it onto your souvlaki.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1765
Carbohydrates 47.9
Protein 224.1
Fat 75.2
Other Fiber Calcium- 1015.3mg