Mouthwatering Monday: Greek Chicken Pitas with Tzatziki

It’s been awhile since I posted one of these, but this recipe is too good not to share!

I found it at Cooking with Sugar. It takes a bit of time, but it’s totally worth it!

Greek Chicken Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients

3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons butter
2 pounds chicken breast sliced into 1-inch pieces
Tzatziki Sauce (recipe below)
6 Pita breads

Tzatziki Sauce Ingredients
1 small cucumber, diced (remove seeds or use seedless)
5 cloves of fresh garlic chopped
1 tablespoon fresh mint (optional)
2 tablespoons freshly chopped dill leaves (if you don’t have fresh, used dried)
1 container (8-ounce) sour cream or plain greek yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Toppings:
Chopped romaine lettuce (about 3 cups)
1 tomato, chopped
1 medium onion, thinly sliced

Tzatziki Sauce:
If you have a food processor, put garlic, cucumber, dill and mint in the processor. Pulse to chop fine and then put in medium size bowl. Add sour cream, lemon, salt and pepper. Be sure to taste to see if it needs more salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use. This can be made hours or even the day before.

Chicken:

In a large bowl, whisk together the first 10 ingredients for the marinade, Add the chicken and toss to coat. Cover and let marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight in the refrigerator. If you let it marinade over night leave out the lemon. You can add it right before you cook it the next day.Heat a large skillet over high heat, add butter. Remove the chicken from the marinade and add to the hot pan. Stir fry the chicken until it is browned and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes. (Note: I doubled the marinade to accommodate some monster chicken breasts!)

Grilled Pita Bread:

Spray frying pan with Pam over medium heat and add pita breads, one at a time and brown each side.

To Assemble:

Put a grilled pita onto a plate, top with some cooked chicken, lettuce, tomato, onion and some tzatziki sauce. Or just put out the ingredients and let everyone make their own.

Did they eat it?

Oh my, yes! I could eat the tzatziki all by itself and be perfectly happy. Yum. Definitely include the mint! I’m also adding Cooking with Sugar to my blog reader!

Photo by Cooking with Sugar

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