Greek Grilled Chicken Pitas Recipe
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Greek Grilled Chicken Pitas Recipe

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“I switched up my mom’s recipe to create this tasty variation. It’s delicious and perfect for warm days. It takes advantage of fresh summer veggies and keeps my kitchen cool.” —Blair Lonergan, Rochelle, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • CUCUMBER SAUCE:
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • PITAS:
  • 8 pita pocket halves
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 filled pita halves equals 428 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 801 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Pour vinaigrette into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients; chill until serving.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. If grilling the chicken, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°.
  3. Cut chicken into strips. Fill each pita half with chicken, cucumber, tomatoes, onion and cheese; drizzle with sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Greek Grilled Chicken Pitas in Simple & Delicious June/July 2011, p35

Nutritional Facts

2 filled pita halves equals 428 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 801 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

Delicious!

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Reviewed May. 19, 2012

this was good but i added seasonings to the meat and vinegar dried onion- dried garlic - oregano - salt and pepper definitely will do this again - i also used flat pitas with no pockets they are just easier to manage those little half pitas make a mess

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Reviewed Aug. 19, 2011

These are great! The tangy chicken with the cool cucumber sauce and fresh veggies with feta cheese is a taste explosion in your mouth. We added chopped avacado to ours as well. Everyone liked them adults and children as well.

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