Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki

  • 20MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 343KCAL

This Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki is the perfect slimming friendly fakeaway for anyone counting calories or following diet plans like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories343
  • Carbs12g
  • Protein29g
  • Fat3g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars2g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Sometimes on the weekend, we’d occasionally have a chicken kebab, but not anymore. This Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki is a million times nicer!

We don’t tend to have a “treat night” anymore, and instead, cook something interesting that feels like a “treat”. Hence our obsession with recreating take away recipes and turning them into slimming “fakeaways”.

This Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki is super low on calories and Points and we think it tastes even better than something you’d pick up from the takeaway – it’s really worth that extra little bit of effort!

What diets is this Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki suitable for?

The Chicken Souvlaki in this recipe is suitable for gluten free and dairy free diets.

The Tzatziki is also suitable for gluten free diets and can be made suitable for dairy free diets by swapping the following ingredients for dairy free versions;

  • Fat free natural yoghurt

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki?

  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

What do I need to cook this Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki?

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There are a few things you need to make this Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki. Some are necessary and some are ideal – they’ll make your life easier for sure!

You’ll need;

  • Good quality chicken breasts
  • A jar with a tight lid
  • Bamboo skewers
  • A cast iron griddle pan

The jar with the tight lid is needed to store the rest of the Souvlaki seasoning mix in.

The bamboo skewers you can probably pick up from any supermarket, they’ll be on offer soon as BBQ season starts!

Lastly the cast iron griddle pan, this has to be the most used pan in our kitchen. It’s the best pan to cook meat in, and it holds the heat SO well. You also get those fantastic griddle marks which make your food taste amazing.

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I use these Kilner herb jars from Amazon, they’re the best you can get!

You can get this Kitchen Craft 24 cm Cast Iron Round Ribbed Grill Pan super cheap over on Amazon. It’s the one we have, and does the job very well!

How many calories are in this Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki?

There are only 343 calories in each portion of this Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki, far less than the takeaway equivalent!  This means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Souvlaki seasoning mix

Step 1

Mix all of the ingredients together and place in a glass jar. Preferably one with a tight lid.

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Souvlaki chicken

Step 1

Cut the chicken breasts into chunks about the size and thickness of a chicken nugget. Place into a non-reactive bowl.

Step 2

Add the lemon juice and mix well so all of the pieces are coated.

Step 3

Add 2 tbsp of the Souvlaki Seasoning Mix and mix well. Cover with clingfilm and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

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Step 4

Preheat an oven to 200°C.

Step 5

Spray the chicken skewers with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 6

Heat a cast iron griddle pan (or mist a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and heat, if you don’t have one). When the pan is very hot, add the chicken, and cook on each side until the chicken colours.

Step 7

Once coloured on all sides, place the chicken in the oven for 5-10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

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What could I serve with this Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki?

This Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki works really well when served alongside any of the following dishes:

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How do you know when this Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki is cooked?

You’ll need to cook the chicken for around 20 minutes or until it’s cooked through.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes.  This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can you freeze this Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki?

Yes you can!  You can freeze the chicken in this recipe, but not the tzatziki.  Please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do you reheat this Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki recipe?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes or until piping hot.

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Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki

This Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki is the perfect slimming friendly fakeaway for anyone counting calories or following diet plans like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 343
  • Carbs 12G
WW Points
  • 3 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

Souvlaki seasoning mix

  • 2 tbsp dried pregano
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper

Souvlaki chicken

  • 2 tbsp Souvlaki seasoning mix
  • 4 large chicken breasts cut into chunks
  • 1 lemon juice of
  • skewers
  • low calorie cooking spray

Tzatziki

  • 160 g fat free natural yoghurt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp mint sauce
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

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Instructions

Souvlaki seasoning mix
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together and place in a glass jar. Preferably one with a tight lid.
Souvlaki chicken
  1. Cut the chicken breasts into chunks about the size and thickness of a chicken nugget. Place into a non-reactive bowl.
  2. Add the lemon juice and mix well so all of the pieces are coated.
  3. Add 2 tbsp of the Souvlaki Seasoning Mix and mix well. Cover with clingfilm and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat an oven to 200°C.
  5. Spray the chicken skewers with low calorie cooking spray.
  6. Heat a cast iron griddle pan (or mist a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and heat, if you don't have one). When the pan is very hot, add the chicken and cook on each side until the chicken colours.
  7. Once coloured on all sides, place the chicken in the oven for 5-10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
Tzatziki dressing
  1. Place all of the Tzatziki ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Season to taste.

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Sophia MMonday 13th May 2019

Made this tonight. Prepared last night so sat in the fridge marinading for about 10 hours.
Was late home so just dry fried in a pan. Turned out great. Big hit.
Served with a ww wrap and salad.

Will be making again for sure!

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Steph BeasleyTuesday 22nd January 2019

Could you use this with lamb??

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