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Greek Style Chicken and Tzatziki on pita

Homemade tzatziki and classic lemon, garlic and olive oil marinade transforms chicken into an easy, versatile dish for any occasion.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinading2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: Chicken
Servings: 4 people
Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 Chicken Breasts about 1 lb total
  • 1 Lemon zested and juiced
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp dried oregano

Tzatziki

  • 2 6 oz containers Plain low -fat (or fat free) greek yogurt
  • 1 English cucumber peeled & seeded
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 Tbs mint leaves chopped
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • 2 - 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Topping

  • 1 small tomato roughly topped
  • 1 -2 leafs green leaf lettuce roughly chopped
  • ½ cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste

Pitas

  • 8 6” pitas

Instructions

Marinade the chicken

  • Place the chicken breasts in a large zip bag
  • Add lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, oregano and garlic to the chicken
  • Seal the zip bag and knead the chicken to fully coat with the marinade ingredients
  • Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours and up to 8.

Prepare the tzatziki

  • Peel the cucumber and cut in half the long way
  • Using a small measuring spoon, scrape the seeds out of the cucumber
  • With a box grater, grate the cucumber
  • Using a couple of paper towels, squeeze the shredded cucumber to remove most of the liquid
  • Place greek style yogurt in a small bowl and add the cucumber.
  • Add the garlic, mint and kosher salt and stir to combine
  • Add the lemon juice a teaspoon at a time, and stir together to combine. Add until you get a flavor you are happy with.
  • Add the olive oil and stir together to combine.
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator

Make the topping

  • Just before cooking the chicken, prepare the chopped vegetable topping
  • Add chopped tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce to a bowl
  • Season with the salt, pepper garlic and oregano
  • Add a lemon juice and olive oil and toss to thoroughly combine

Cook the chicken

  • If using a grill, heat the grill to a medium high heat
  • Add the chicken and let it cook for about 4 minutes before turning
  • Turn the chicken, and allow to cook for 4 - 6 more minutes, until it reaches 165F/74C
  • Remove from heat, place on a plate, and cover with foil. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before cutting
  • Cut the chicken into slices, approximately ¼ inch/¾ cms

Assemble pitas

  • Lay two pitas on plate
  • Add 6 - 8 slices of chicken to each pita
  • Add chopped vegetable topping
  • Add about 2 teaspoons of tzatziki and garnish with a mint leaf on each pita

Serve and enjoy!