greek chicken pitas with tzatziki & feta

greek chicken pitas

I had a hard time deciding what to call these. They’re not quite a gyro, not quite a chicken sandwich. Cool tzatziki sauce against juicy marinated chicken hot off the grill with the crunch of cucumber and red onion. Sort of gyro-ish but not quite.

greek chicken

Having just returned from vacation where we didn’t eat much of anything that wasn’t fried in oil or dredged in butter, we were all craving something fresh tasting (well, I can’t speak for Kylie & Katie – they could probably live on chicken fingers & cheese burgers for at least another month). I picked up a big pack of boneless, skinless chicken breasts and decided we’d throw them on the grill. I marinated them in balsamic vinegar, oregano, olive oil & lemon juice and let them sit a few hours in the fridge. I had a bunch of crunchy, freshly picked cucumbers and some greek yogurt so I made a batch of tzatziki sauce, thinly sliced some red onion and crumbled some feta. A side of tabbouleh and dinner was served!

healthy greek chicken

Besides being healthy and great tasting, I love this meal because everything not only can be made ahead of time but should be. It’s one of those times where if you let the sauce & tabbouleh sit a couple of hours the flavors will really come together. And since your marinating the chicken anyway, might as well get everything else done at the same time. The recipe makes a lot so feel free to reduce by half if you prefer. I love the amount it makes because it gives us leftovers for a couple of days, plus the chicken is great cold if you feel like sneaking a slice!

healthy chicken pitas


Comments

  1. says

    Nice dish! I love grilling way too much food – but then I like leftovers (weird, I know). And something like this I’d portion and freeze. I’ve grown to really love Tzatziki sauce over the last year or two, so I’m automatically a fan of this dish. Really nice – thanks.

  2. says

    I could easily live, quite happily, on of these healthy, hearty pitas! (As well as chicken fingers & cheese burgers…and cookies). I worship at the shrine of feta cheese!

  3. Hanna says

    I really enjoyed this recipe. I cut everything in half and added an extra teaspoon of lemon juice to the sauce.

    Here are some of the things I would change:
    (1) I would add some salt to the marinade.
    (2) I would cut the mint in half and double the parsley.

    Also, I used FAGE Greek yogurt for the sauce and it was great! I also had roasted garlic hummus on the side that was really good.

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