Greek Chicken Pitas

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When my husband and I were dating in college, he had an annoying health and fitness obsession (he still likes to live a healthy lifestyle, but at least it doesn’t consume his life anymore!). He collected every recipe from his Men’s Health magazines in a giant red binder. I used to think he was crazy, but I’ve actually found some awesome recipes in his stash! This is an adaptation of one of those recipes and by far our favorite! We get tons of compliments when we make it for people!

*This is a recipe I have adapted from the Men’s Health Grilled Chicken Shwarma Recipe

Cut the chicken breasts into strips. I mix the marinade ingredients and marinate the chicken overnight for better taste, but you can do it the day of just do at least 30 minutes.

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Grill the chicken on medium heat for about 7 minutes a side. We put foil on our grill because the yogurt makes a mess, but it does taste really good when you cook it strait on the grill too! I like to chop the chicken in to bite-sized pieces after it’s grilled to fit in the pitas.

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Mix the veggies in a large bowl. Squeeze the lemons for their juice and add olive oil. If you try to substitute bottled lemon juice it will not taste as great. Sometimes I use more or less lemon juice and olive oil depending on how many veggies I cut up. Then I mix in the chopped parsley and sprinkle with garlic salt to taste.

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Spread tzatziki sauce or hummus (or both!) in your pitas. Add the chicken, veggies, chopped romaine, and feta and ENJOY!

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Greek Chicken Pitas
Serves 4
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. Meat
  2. ▪ 3-4 chicken breasts
  3. Marinade
  4. ▪ 1.5 cups greek yogurt (enough to cover the chicken)
  5. ▪ 2 tablespoons miniced garlic
  6. ▪ 1 tablespoon cumin
  7. Veggie Mix
  8. ▪ 1 onion (diced)
  9. ▪ 4-5 tomatos (diced)
  10. ▪ 1 cucumber (diced)
  11. ▪ 1 green or red pepper (diced)
  12. ▪ 2-3 lemons (for fresh lemon juice)
  13. ▪ 2 tablespoons olive oil
  14. ▪ 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped; I've used dried parsley too)
  15. ▪ 1 teaspoon garlic salt (more or less for taste)
  16. ▪ 1 teaspoon ground Sumac (optional specialty seasoning)
  17. Other
  18. ▪ Chopped Romaine
  19. ▪ Crumbled Feta
  20. ▪ Tzatziki Sauce or Cucumber Greek Yogurt Dip
  21. ▪ Hummus
  22. ▪ Pitas
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken breasts into strips. Mix the marinade ingredients and marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Grill the chicken on medium heat for about 7 minutes a side. Cut the chicken in to bite-sized pieces after it’s grilled to fit in the pitas.
  3. Mix the veggies in a large bowl. Squeeze the lemons for their juice and add olive oil.
  4. Mix in the chopped parsley and sprinkle with garlic salt to taste.
  5. Spread tzatziki sauce or hummus (or both!) in your pitas. Add the chicken, veggies, chopped romaine, and feta and ENJOY!
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Angie


One Response to Greek Chicken Pitas

  1. Gloria Jean says:

    I so enjoy your site and your recipes. Would you please consider adding a print option so we can enjoy your recipes a little more easily. Thank you.

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