Salmon or Chicken Kabobs with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

Updated:Apr 16,2014

SCwH-Salmon Kabobs with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

Salmon Kabobs with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce



4 servings

About $4.04 per serving

Salmon or Chicken Kabobs
1 lb. salmon, skin removed, cut into 1”x1” inch pieces or 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, visible fat removed, cut into 1”x1” inch pieces
4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon fresh oregano or ¼ teaspoon dried
1 garlic clove or ½ teaspoon from a jar, minced
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice (half of a lemon), or from a jar
¼ teaspoon lemon zest
1 small bell pepper (any color), cut into 1”x1” pieces
1 small red onion cut into 1”x1” pieces
2 cups mushrooms, cut into halves
8 wooden skewers
Aluminum foil
1 cup non-fat, plain Greek yogurt
¾ teaspoon fresh lemon juice or from jar
¼ teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon fresh dill, roughly chopped or ¼ teaspoon dried
1 teaspoon fresh oregano, finely chopped  or ½ teaspoon dried
? cup cucumber (½ a cucumber), diced small
¼ teaspoon honey
¼ teaspoon black pepper
  1. Whisk together 2 teaspoons olive oil, oregano, garlic, lemon juice and zest. Add salmon or chicken and let marinate for about 10 minutes.
  2. To make tzatziki sauce, stir together yogurt, lemon juice and zest, dill, oregano, cucumber, honey and pepper.
  3. Toss vegetables in remaining olive oil and assemble each skewer with 3 pieces of salmon, alternating between vegetables.
  4. Heat grill-pan or sauté pan. Over medium heat, add skewers to pan, cover loosely with foil. You may have to cook in two batches of 4 skewers. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. Serve immediately with a dollop of tzatziki sauce.

Safety Tips: If using wooden skewers be sure to soak the skewers in cold water for about 30 minutes prior to grilling to make sure they don’t burn.

Get the Kids Involved: Assembling skewers and making tzatziki sauce are safe and fun steps to involve kids in the cooking process.

Cook Once, Eat Twice: Double the chicken and use the left-overs to make Zippy Southwest Chicken Fajita Salad

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Per serving:  
Total Fat10.0 g7.5 g
Saturated Fat1.5 g1.5 g
Trans Fat0.0 g0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat5.0 g4.0 g
Cholesterol 53 mg73 mg
Sodium112 mg156 mg
Carbohydrates7 g7 g
Dietary Fiber1 g1 g
Total Sugars5 g5 g
Protein 30 g31 g

Recipe copyright © 2014 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit

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