My lovely friend invited my husband and I to an event at her church a few weeks ago. The event was centered around some of Paul’s journey from the Bible. Keeping with the Mediterranean theme, the dinner served afterwards was nothing short of amazing. Homemade Gyros, Greek salads and of course, homemade Tzatziki sauce!
I consider myself a connoisseur of certain foods like ranch dressing, potato salad, green bean casserole and Tzatziki sauce. Therefore, when I stumble upon a glorious rendition, I MUST have it! This situation was just that. I immediately fell in love with the sauce and needed the recipe as a treasured possession of my own. My friend politely asked for the recipe used and viola!!! I was in business!!!
Having this recipe in my arsenal now, meant that I needed to whip this up pronto. So, the following week I did.
Here are the handwritten recipes…so endearing.
For the sauce…
I will say that you should make sure to scoop out all the seeds from the cucumber well and try to drain as must liquid out before adding to the sauce mixture. You do not want the sauce to be watery.
For the chicken marinade.. (Btw, EVOO stands for Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
I grilled the chicken on our panini grill and used our food processor for the tzatziki sauce. Here are some links to the products we use.
Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler
Cuisinart FP-8SV Elemental 8-Cup Food Processor, Silver
Here is how I plated the chicken breast and the Tzatziki sauce.
I added cherry tomatoes, fresh pita bread from Sprouts and red onion. We could make mini gyros or simply dip the components in the sauce. This was a beyond flavorful dish that was also light and not greasy. Sunny dishes like this one are most definitely my favorite. I actually feel good about eating them. Enjoy!