Greek Chicken Pitas

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This is one of those dinners that isn’t really a recipe. It came about sometime last summer. I don’t remember exactly when, but I can tell you it definitely came out of a desire to have good food quick after long days at work and then training.

These pitas can be as “store-bought” or as homemade as you want – although I’m guessing most of us would buy the feta šŸ™‚ The pitas, hummus, and tzatziki could all be homemade if you’re feeling adventurous (in fact I might suggest you look here and here to start). More often than not we’ve been looking for quick and started with pre-made. The tzatziki we’ve been using lately isn’t a true tzatziki, but man, the cucumber-dill yogurt sauce from Opadippity (by Litehouse) hits the spot! NonethelessĀ I think these would be outta this world with some freshly made pitas, and I need to give it a try some night when I have a bit more time.

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If I’ve planned ahead enough, I do like to marinade the chicken for several hours while we’re at work. It just gives the meal a little extra flavor. Outside of the marinade time, it’s just chopping, grilling, and eating!

(Printable Recipe)

Greek Chicken Pitas
The Cookin’ Chemist Original, marinade from The Black Peppercorn

Ingredients:
For the Chicken Marinade:
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 lemon, juiced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp. oregano
2 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper

For the Pitas:
4-6 whole wheat pitas
1/2 to 1 cup of hummus
1 colored bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped
1/2 to 1 cup of tzatziki sauce
1 pkg. feta cheese

Mix all the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Pour into a plastic bag and add the chicken. Refrigerate and marinade the chicken for at least 1 hour, up to overnight. When ready to grill, discard the marinade and grill chicken as desired. Let rest for several minutes after grilling then chop into bite-sized pieces.

Top pitas with hummus (amount as desired). Layer with chopped vegetables and chicken. Top with tzatziki sauce and feta (also amounts as desired). Enjoy!

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