Greek Chicken with tzatziki sauce

Greek chicken with tzatziki sauce

Last Updated on January 1, 2023 by Jacqueline Rafidi

Greek food hits the spot every time for me, and this Greek chicken with tzatziki sauce is ALWAYS a winner with whoever makes it! There’s nothing like the zesty, herby chicken mixed with the cooling, flavorful tzatziki sauce. I love slicing this chicken and laying it over a fresh Greek salad, I also love taking chunks out of the chicken (even while I’m still in the kitchen finishing preparing the meal), wrapping it in some soft pita bread and dunking it into the tzatziki. This combination is such a hit and sure to be family favorite especially when prepared with the serving suggestions below!

Greek chicken with tzatziki sauce

What to serve with this Greek chicken with tzatziki sauce

Greek rice pilaf
Horiatiki salad
Lemon ricotta and herb stuffed mushrooms
Loubia bil zeit
Middle Eastern potato salad

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Greek chicken with tzatziki sauce

Greek Chicken with tzatziki sauce

There’s nothing like the zesty, herby chicken mixed with the cooling, flavorful tzatziki sauce.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4


For the chicken:

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts fileted or thighs, fat trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1-2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp onion powder or 1 inch piece of yellow onion, grated
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking

For the tzatziki:

  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 Persian cucumber grated
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice or to taste
  • salt to taste

Serving Suggestions:

  • With pita bread tomatoes, red onions
  • Over a Greek salad with some good quality feta cheese
  • With rice and a simple salad


  • Combine all the ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl – the red wine vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, grated garlic, oregano, Italian seasoning, dried parsley, onion/onion powder, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Mix them all until well combined. Taste to make sure its to your liking before adding the chicken to the bowl. Make sure each piece of chicken is coated well in the marinate. Cover and let sit in the fridge 3 hours or overnight.
  • Add the chicken to a skillet with olive oil over medium high heat. Let the chicken cook on each side until a crust develops about 4-5 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked through. Remove and set aside on a plate.
  • As the chicken cooks, prepare the tzatziki by mixing all the ingredients together. This can also be done in advance; the flavors develop more as it sits in the fridge.
  • Choose one of the serving suggestions listed above and enjoy!
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  1. The Greek chicken marinade was so quick and easy and turned out so good. I am by no means a “chef” and this was minimal work for such a great outcome. The chicken was juicy and tender and very flavorful. I also love tzatziki sauce but had yet to find a good recipe to recreate it as good as you get in a restaurant. This combo was easy and delicious. Perfect for my abilities.

  2. This recipe was super easy to follow and the end product was amazing! The chicken was juicy and the marinade was very flavorful. I love tzatziki sauce and I’m so excited I now have my go to recipe to make this over & over again. This dish will definitely be a weekly thing in my house especially since I can pair the chicken with salads, rice or really anything. Family favorite for sure!

  3. 5 stars
    I made this tonight for my family and we all loved it- including a picky 6 & 11 year old. I put the chicken into pitas along with the tzatziki and some veggies, and it was so good. It was definitely the best tzatziki sauce I’ve ever made. Thank you so much!

  4. 5 stars
    Made for a family gathering and was a hit. The chicken was tender and flavorful, with the tzatziki the icing on the cake. Will be making this again!

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