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Greek Chicken Pitas

25m total
6 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.