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Lemon & Herb Tzatziki with Stovetop Pitas and Chicken Skewers

This is a simple recipe to whip up on a warm summer night! Accompanied by grilled chicken skewers, stovetop flatbread, and extra cut up summer vegetables, this is sure to be a new hit for an easy 15 minute weeknight meal. Enjoy this summer's bounty with the most delicious tzatziki you have ever tasted.

By Monika Hibbs, Canadian Influencer, @monikahibbs Monika Hibbs
  • Prep: 3-4 minutes (tzatziki) | 5 minutes (pitas) | 5 minutes (skewers)
  • Resting: 15 - 20 minutes (pitas)
  • Cooking: 3 - 4 minutes per pita | 8 - 12 minutes (skewers)
Yields 4 - 6 people | 8 -10 small pitas
Lemon & Herb Tzatziki with Stovetop Pitas and Chicken Skewers


  • Tzatziki Sauce
  • 250 ml (1 cup) of full fat Greek yogurt made from 100% Canadian milk
  • 30-45 ml (2-3 tbsps) good quality olive oil
  • 1 English or garden cucumber
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Handful of fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • Handful of fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) of dill
  • Salt + pepper to taste
  • Stovetop Pitas
  • 325 ml (1 1/4 cups) warm water
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 45 ml (3 Tbsp) full fat Greek yogurt made from 100% Canadian milk
  • 15 ml (1 Tbsp) olive oil
  • 750 ml (3 cups) all purpose flour
  • 7.5 ml (1 1/2 tsp) sea salt
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • Chicken Skewers
  • 454 g (1 lb) chicken breast cut into 3 cm (1 inch) cubes
  • 45 - 60 ml (3-4 tablespoons) of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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Tzatziki sauce

In a medium sized bowl measure in the Greek yogurt.

Using a garlic press, add in 1-2 cloves of garlic (however much you prefer).

Whisk in the olive oil and lemon juice. Feel free to add a bit of lemon zest too!

Using a cheese grater (the largest holes) grate the whole cucumber. If your cucumber is really watery you can express some of the water by placing it in a strainer and gently pressing down on the shredded cucumber.

Gently fold in the grated cucumber and fresh herbs. Season well with salt and pepper to taste.

Place in a serving bowl.

Stovetop Pitas

In the bowl of your mixer add the water and whisk in the yeast, let sit for 5 minutes. 2. Add in the greek yogurt, olive oil, flour and salt. Need on medium speed for 3 minutes, cover and let stand for 20 minutes.

Preheat your cooking surface to medium high.

Portion off small pieces and stretch out into a thin pita.

Oil your desired cooking surface and place the stretched pita on it.

Cook each side for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.

Place on a plate or bowl and cover with a tea towel to keep soft and warm.

Chicken Skewers

Place the olive oil and salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Whisk to combine.

Add the chicken and toss to coat.

Preheat the grill.

Thread the chicken onto metal skewers or pre soaked wooden skewers.

Cook for 5-7 minutes on each side or until chicken is cooked through.


For more inspiration by Monika Hibbs, visit her Instgram profile @monikahibbs

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