Opa!

Published March 9, 2012 by jenmatteson

I love me some Greek food, especially tzatziki, so I decided to make some of my own.  I knew the basics (greek yogurt, dill, cucumbers), but I poked around online to see if I could find something more concrete. Unfortunately, I was only more dumbfounded when I saw some recipes included mayo, sour cream, and even mint.  So I kind of just made up what I thought sounded good, and it was!  I used plain non-fat Greek yogurt (Chobani), but you could use full fat if you like.

For the chicken, I used a Greek seasoning mix called Yaya-B.  I know, a bit of a chef sin, but it was given to me as a gift, so I thought this would be a great chance to use it; the salt content is very high, so I normally wouldn’t have purchased it.  The mix could be made on your own with garlic powder, pepper, oregano, onion powder, marjoram, basil, sage, thyme, tumeric, rosemary, and however much salt you prefer.  Really, it sounds like the kitchen sink of seasoning, but what isn’t?  I’m sure I’ll try it out once this jar is gone.

We grilled the chicken, but of course you could bake it on 375 for about 25 minutes instead.  It really couldn’t have been a simpler recipe, and I loved the tzatziki.  We still have some leftover, so I’m sure that’ll get eaten with some veggies or pita chips.  The picture really doesn’t do it justice; there really is chicken in there!

Greek Chicken Pita with Tzatziki

Ingredients:
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp Greek seasoning (homemade or store-bought)
pepper
2 whole wheat pitas

For Tzatziki:
1/2 cucumber, seeded and diced
1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt

For garnish:
lettuce
tomato
red onion

Directions:
1. Drizzle chicken breasts with olive oil and season with Greek seasoning and pepper.  Grill over medium head until cooked through, about 10 minutes on each side. Set aside to rest.
2. Meanwhile, combine cucumber, dill, lemon juice, garlic, and yogurt in a small bowl.
3. Slice chicken and assemble each pita with chicken, lettuce, red onion, tomato, and top with tzatziki.

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