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CHICKEN SOUVLAKI MEAL PREP | paleo, whole 30 option

chicken souvlaki skewers

Meal prep that is fast, easy and healthy!  Round out this dishe with sides of cauliflower rice (or basmati rice) and a simple salad (cucumbers, tomatoes and red onion tossed with a little lemon juice and olive oil).

For Whole 30, omit honey from souvlaki marinade; substitute tatziki with an additioanal serving of cucumber tomato salad (coconut yogurt is swypo).

Special tools needed: 6 inch wood skewers, meal prep containers

Ingredients

CHICKEN SOUVLAKI SKEWERS

8  six inch wood skewers, soaked in water for 2 hours minimum

1.5 lbs chicken breasts, cut in to one inch cubes (2 large breast, 3 smaller sized breasts)

1/4 cup olive oil

Juice (approx 1/4 cup) and zest of 1-2 lemons

1 tsp honey (omit for whole 30)

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp dried dill

1 tbsp chopped parsley

1/2 tsp sea salt

TATZIKI

1/2 c coconut yogurt, homemade or store bought

1 cucumber, grated

1 garlic clove, minced

2 tbsp chopped mint

2 tbsp  chopped dill (or 2 tsp dried dill)

1 tbsp lemon juice

zest of 1/2 lemon

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

TO MAKE CHICKEN SOUVLAKI SKEWERS

Place whisk together all chicken souvlaki ingredients, except chicken and skewers, in a small bowl.

Set aside half of the marinade (this will be used to baste skewers after cooking).  Place remaining half of the marinade in a medium sized bowl.

Add cubed chicken to marinade and toss to ensure that all pieces are coated.

Place chicken in the fridge and let marinade for 30-60 minutes.  While chicken is marinating, make the tatziki (see below)

After marinating, thread chicken pieces on the soaked skewers.

Grill skewers over high heat – 15 minutes

Remove from grill and immediately brush skewers with remaining marinade before serving.

For meal prep, take the chicken off the skewers before reheating.

TO MAKE TATZIKI

place cucumber in a colander.  Sprinkle salt and let sit for 15 minutes to release excess moisture.

Press out any remaining moisture from cucumber and place in a small bowl.

Add remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix until combined.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Refrigerate until it is time to serve.

Notes

prep time excludes the soak time necessary for the skewers.

Recipe inspired by America’s Test Kitchen

Keywords: chicken meal prep, chicken souvlaki, paleo recipe, whole 30 recipe