Easy Paleo Tzatziki Sauce with Sheet Pan Chicken & Veggies
This post is sponsored by Hellmann’s ® and Sir Kensington’s. The opinions and text are all mine.
With four kids underfoot, I’m constantly looking for ways to make dinner faster and easier while still keeping it healthy. When I’m not throwing food in my slow cooker or pressure cooker, I’m opting for easy one-pan dinner recipes (less dishes please!). This super easy Paleo Tzatziki Sauce is the perfect topping for my Greek sheet pan chicken and veggies. Bonus – it’s a dairy free/Whole30 option my whole family will eat!
What is Tzatziki Sauce?
Tzatziki is a dip or sauce that’s typically considered to be Greek cuisine. Traditional tzatziki sauce recipes contain yogurt, cucumber, seasonings (such as dill and garlic), and often lemon juice.
My husband would like for me to add that he makes a mouthwatering tzatziki sauce that you will literally want to eat with ev-er-y-thing. Everything.
Tzatziki sauce is often used as a dipping sauce for meats, such as chicken or meatballs. It can be added to gyros or sandwiches. You can also use it to dip raw or roasted vegetables.
I’ve been known to even put it on my salads. See? Tzatziki goes with everything!
Paleo Tzatziki Sauce (and Whole30 too!)
Although traditional tzatziki sauce is delicious, I really needed to find a dairy free tzatziki recipe for our family. Most of the recipes I found online included coconut milk in the ingredients.
While I’m fine with including coconut milk in my tzatziki sauce, I have a few super picky family members who aren’t fans of coconut. Like they KNOW when I try to sneak it in somewhere. So I needed a non-coconut AND non-dairy tzatziki sauce option.
Moms love a good challenge, right? Of course we do.
Luckily I had a great idea – I would use Sir Kensington’s Avocado Oil Mayonnaise instead of coconut milk! It was the perfect solution to my recipe conundrum.
Sir Kensington’s Avocado Oil Mayo
I already knew my family loved Sir Kensington’s salad dressings; I can barely keep our fridge stocked with them! So I had a feeling Sir Kensington’s Avocado Oil Mayo would be a hit in my Paleo Tzatziki Sauce – and I was right.
After heading to Publix to pick up some veggies and chicken for our sheet pan dinner, I stopped in the condiment aisle for the mayo. Aside from the countless puns I found on the label (seriously y’all, I love a good pun), I read a few more things that made my mama heart happy:
- Paleo/Keto Certified
- High / Excellent Source in Omega 3-ALA (320mg) and Vitamin E
- Made with certified humane free range eggs and 100% avocado oil
- No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
- They are a Certified B-Corporation too!
There are only 10 ingredients in Sir Kensington’s Avocado Oil Mayo, and I can pronounce and identify every single one of them. I can feel comfortable feeding this to my family, and I know it aligns with our healthy lifestyle without compromising taste!
Those are two very, very important things for us. Food that helps us stay healthy and tastes yummy at the same time is a WIN.
Publix is also having a Best You savings promotion from 1/25/20 – 2/22/20 where you can save on Hellmann’s® and Sir Kensington’s products. Check out the Best You promotion page here to get your savings!
Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggies
Y’all know I’m all about keeping it easy, and one pan meals are where it’s at. As soon as sheet pan dinners became popular, I was all over it. When I can put everything together on just one dish in the oven, I’m going to be a much less stressed mama.
And a less stressed mama is a better mama – at least in our house.
At Publix, I grabbed an assortment of veggies to go with our chicken. You can really swap out any of these for veggies your family will eat. Diced sweet potatoes or white potatoes are a good option. Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and basically any root veggie tastes amazing when roasted.
I try to pick a variety of veggies so that I include at least one option that each of my kids will eat. My oldest informed me that nobody was going to eat the red onion that I had bought, so in the end I decided to leave it out.
Oh well. Next time.
This is also a great meal to double up and use for meal prep! Just fill two pans with your ingredients – then use one for dinner and portion the rest for lunches later in the week.
The sheet pan chicken and veggies only takes about 5 minutes of prep (10 if your kids interrupt you with 27 questions) and then 25 minutes of cooking time. I just wash, chop, coat with oil and seasonings, and walk away while it cooks!
Easy Greek Seasoning Recipe
This Greek seasoning tastes amazing on my sheet pan chicken and veggies, and would be delicious with so many other recipes too. It’s super simple:
- 1 Tbsp dried oregano
- 1 Tbsp dried basil
- 1 Tbsp dried dill
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
That’s it. You can make as much as you want and store it in an airtight container to save time later on!
Easy Paleo Tzatziki Sauce with Sheet Pan Chicken & Veggies Recipe
If you’ve never made tzatziki sauce before, you should know it tastes better when you make it a few hours in advance and let the flavors develop in the fridge.
But who are we kidding? I’m a busy mom and I didn’t make this Paleo Tzatziki Sauce in advance. I whipped it up as soon as I got home from Publix and put my sheet pan dinner in the oven.
Either way, it’s a tasty and delicious recipe – and I can’t wait to hear how you like it!
Easy Paleo Tzatziki Sauce with Sheet Pan Chicken & Veggies
This quick & easy one pan dinner combines Paleo Tzatziki Sauce with Greek sheet pan chicken and veggies - a healthy option for a busy weeknight family meal!
Paleo Tzatziki Sauce
- 1 c Sir Kensington's Avocado Oil Mayo
- 1/2 cucumber - peeled, seeded, and diced
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 tsp dill
- Sprinkle of salt
Sheet Pan Chicken & Veggies
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into tenders
- 1/4 c oil (avocado or olive)
- Greek seasoning blend (see post above)
- 1 small head broccoli, chopped (about 1 c)
- 1 c baby carrots
- 1/2 zucchini, cut into chunks
- 1/2 yellow squash, cut into chunks
- 1/2 orange bell pepper, seeded and cut into chunks
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into chunks
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place all tzatziki sauce ingredients into blender and process until well combined. Pour into serving bowl, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Coat sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Mix oil and Greek seasoning blend in small bowl until well combined.
- Place chicken strips and chopped veggies in large mixing bowl. Pour oil/seasoning mixture over chicken and veggies. Stir until well coated.
- Arrange chicken and veggies on pan in single layer.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until chicken is done.
- Remove from oven. Serve with tzatziki sauce drizzled on top, or on the side as a dipping sauce. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 781Total Fat: 64gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 53gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 459mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 39g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate.
Other Recipe Options
I’ve found lots of other yummy paleo swaps using Sir Kensington’s Avocado Oil Mayo. It’s delicious in tuna salad on lettuce boats, in buffalo chicken salad, and in paleo deviled eggs (my toddler’s favorite!).
If you aren’t following a strict paleo/keto/Whole30 lifestyle, you can also add some other yummy ingredients to this meal. The sheet pan chicken and veggies are delicious served over a bed of quinoa or rice. I also love a generous sprinkle of feta cheese on top for some extra creaminess!
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