This Chicken Souvlaki with Greek Quinoa Salad, Caramelized Lemons and Tzatziki is a healthy, fresh-tasting and mouthwatering gluten-free meal. It’s ready super fast but tastes like you’ve been cooking all day!
Greek food is one of my favorite cuisines. I regularly crave the saltiness of the feta and olives, the tart fresh taste of the lemon juice and the fantastic herbs that make every bite absolutely delicious.
Order Greek food or go pick it up at a restaurant and you can usually get healthy options like chicken skewers and Greek salad. The main issue is the fast carbs it comes with: too much white rice or potatoes and white pita bread. These items can take what was a healthy meal and make the calories (and your blood sugar) go up fast!
That’s why I love to pair my chicken souvlaki with a slow carb on the side: quinoa! It’s perfect with all the ingredients of a Greek salad mixed right in. It’s high in fiber so it gives you staying power and can help you manage your weight.
If it’s too cold to barbecue your chicken, not to worry. This recipe is perfect on the stovetop so you’re not shivering outside or splitting your time between the backyard BBQ and your kitchen stove to grab the quinoa.
Another bonus (and it’s a big one), this meal is good to go in 20 minutes! That’s faster than you can order and get delivery or pick up. Swoon!
Also, can we talk about how yogurt makes everything better?
Growing up in Canada yogurt was always more of a breakfast food and something you’d sweeten up with fruit or even honey. When I first tried Middle Eastern, Greek, South Asian/Indian and other cuisines where yogurt is savory and served as a sauce or condiment at dinner, I was floored. How had I been denied so much deliciousness all these years?
The great news is yogurt really does add cool, calm and collectedness to any warm, savory and especially, spicy food. And don’t bother picking up store bought tzatziki, okay? You can make it yourself in 30 seconds and the freshness and yum factor will blow you away!
Chicken Souvlaki with Greek Quinoa Salad, Caramelized Lemons and Tzatziki
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