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Greek Chicken Pitas

25m prep
6m servings
Greek Chicken Pitas weight loss recipe
Contents

    Savor the flavors of Greece with these Greek Chicken Pitas. Filled with juicy marinated chicken, crisp vegetables, and a creamy tzatziki sauce, these pitas are a delicious and convenient meal that brings a taste of the Mediterranean to your table.

    Servings & Nutrition

    4 servings (1 pita per serving)

    Estimated nutritional breakdown:
    • Calories: 450
    • Total Fat: 15g
    • Cholesterol: 80mg
    • Sodium: 600mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 40g
    • Dietary Fiber: 3g
    • Sugars: 5g
    • Protein: 35g

    Ingredients

    • 1 lb chicken breast, thinly sliced
    • 4 pita breads
    • 1 cucumber, sliced
    • 1 tomato, sliced
    • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
    • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, sliced
    • Feta cheese, crumbled
    • Fresh lettuce or spinach leaves
    • For the Marinade:
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • For the Tzatziki Sauce:
    • 1 cup Greek yogurt
    • 1/2 cucumber, grated and drained
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • Salt and pepper, to taste

    Directions

    • Combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
    • Add chicken slices and coat well with the marinade.
    • Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, preferably a few hours.
    • Mix Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice in a bowl.
    • Season with salt and pepper.
    • Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
    • Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
    • Cook the marinated chicken until golden and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
    • Warm pita breads in the oven or on a skillet.
    • Spread tzatziki sauce on each pita.
    • Add cooked chicken, cucumber, tomato, red onion, olives, feta cheese, and lettuce/spinach.
    • Fold the pitas over the fillings and serve immediately.

    Ready to get cooking?

    These Greek Chicken Pitas are a wholesome, flavorful meal that is perfect for lunch, dinner, or as a quick snack. Enjoy the delightful combination of fresh ingredients and vibrant Mediterranean flavors!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I use a different protein?

    Yes, lamb or beef can also be used in place of chicken.

    How can I make this recipe vegetarian?

    Substitute chicken with grilled vegetables or chickpeas for a vegetarian version.

    Can I prepare this in advance?

    Marinate the chicken and prepare the tzatziki sauce ahead of time. Assemble the pitas just before serving.

    Is there a dairy-free alternative for tzatziki?

    Yes, you can use dairy-free yogurt to make a vegan tzatziki sauce.

    How can I store leftovers?

    Store the components separately in the refrigerator. Assemble the pitas when ready to eat.