Main Dish | May 23, 2016

Greek Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce and Homemade Pita Bread

These pitas are a Greek medley of flavors party in your mouth.
 
Grilled Chicken and Tzatziki Pitas on platter with lemons, chips on plate to the side

They just feel healthy. Healthy enough to eat a handful of dark chocolate Cadbury eggs and another handful of thin mints for dessert. It’s March, so it’s not summer yet here, but this makes it feel like it. I can’t wait to bust out these babies in the heat!

close up shot of Grilled Chicken and Tzatziki Pitas

Tzatziki sauce is one of the best parts of Greek food. Fresh, cool cucumbers are used to create a beautiful, dill-infused dip. Grill some chicken, layer with lettuce, olives, tomatoes, feta…

Tzatziki sauce being mixed in bowl with wooden spoon

Layer the herb-cooked lemon chicken, green-leaf lettuce, olives, sliced red onion, tomatoes, feta, and plenty of tzatziki. In your soft, homemade pita bread. Be sure to have your smoky, delicious hummus on the side. You know, because you’ll want it…

Grilled Chicken and Tzatziki Pitas on blue platter on striped cloth

5 from 1 vote
Greek Pitas with Homemade Pita Bread
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins
 

These pitas are a Greek medley of flavors party in your mouth.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: homemade greek pita, Tzatziki Sauce pita
Servings: 6 adult servings
Calories: 163 kcal
Author: Stephanie
Ingredients
Chicken
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 t oregano
  • 1/4 t salt

Tzatziki
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 8 oz. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 lemon zest and juice
  • 2 t dill
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • salt and pepper

garnishes
  • 2 diced tomatoes
  • feta cheese
  • olives
  • green leaf lettuce
  • red onions sliced
Instructions
  1. Marinate chicken in juice from lemon, garlic, oregano, and salt several hours.
  2. Prepare tzatziki sauce. Peel cucumber and cut into four long quarters. Remove seeds (with one, long slice of your knife) from each quarter so that you are left with the rind of each quarter. Discard seeds (or eat!).
  3. Dice remaining cucumber, place in strainer. Sprinkle cucumber with salt, and let juices drain out of cucumber into bowl below. This is to dry the cucumber out. After 1 hour, squeeze cucumber dry with towel.
  4. Blend about a third of the cucumber, all of the garlic cloves, dill, and lemon juice in food processor. Stir into greek yogurt and remaining cucumber. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate.
  5. Prepare remaining garnishes.
  6. Bring chicken to room temperature, then grill. Let rest before slicing, then slice chicken against grain.
  7. After making whole wheat pita pockets, stuff pita pockets (or create wraps) with chicken, tzatziki sauce, and remaining garnishes. Enjoy warm or cold.

Recipe Notes

prep time does not include making pita bread or hummus, which is optional

Nutrition Facts
Greek Pitas with Homemade Pita Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 436mg19%
Potassium 530mg15%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 13.3mg16%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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