Tzatziki marinated chicken with Greek pilaf

Tzatziki marinated chicken with Greek pilaf

20 mins Prep · 30 mins Cook

The chicken is at its most tender when marinated in the tzatziki overnight

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 20 minutes
Marination time 2 hours or overnight
Cook time 30 minutes
Serves 4
Cuisine Greek
Diet Family Friendly
Preparation Moderate

Cooking Instructions

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Peel and crush the garlic. Chop the dill. Juice the lemon.


In a bowl, combine the Greek yoghurt, tzatziki, garlic, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper. Mix well.


Place the chicken breasts in a zip-top bag or shallow dish. Pour the tzatziki marinade over the chicken, ensuring it is evenly coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.


Preheat the grill or a grill pan over a medium-high heat.


Remove any excess marinade from the chicken.


Drizzle the olive oil on the grill and cook the chicken breasts for 6-8 minutes per side or until fully cooked. Allow them to rest for a few minutes before slicing.


Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Zest and juice the lemon. Chop the parsley.


In a pot, combine the rice, vegetable stock, lemon zest and juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 15-18 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed. Using a fork, fluff the rice. Stir in the olives and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.


Serve the pilaf topped with the sliced chicken breasts and a sprinkling of extra parsley.