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Greek Grilled Chicken Pitas

I switched up my mom’s recipe to create this tasty pita pocket variation. It’s delicious and perfect for warm days, with a creamy cucumber sauce that goes great with fresh, crunchy veggies. —Blair Lonergan, Rochelle, Virginia
  • 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

Directions

  • Marinate chicken in vinaigrette, covered, in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients; chill until serving.
  • Drain and discard marinade. If grilling the chicken, lightly oil the grill rack. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat until a thermometer reads 170°, 4-7 minutes on each side.
  • Cut chicken into strips. Fill each pita half with chicken, cucumber, tomatoes, onion and cheese; drizzle with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
2 filled pita halves: 428 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 801mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 33g protein.

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  • Hank62
    Nov 2, 2015

    What I did different: I made my own vinaigrette with balsamic, garlic, olive oil, brown sugar, salt, pepper, cut the chicken into strips before marinading, this way you can marinade for only ~ 2 hours. I added dried oregano, dried rosemary, dried thyme to marinade, added more salt and pepper (~ 2X), used arugula in the pita (yum), was really good, but still too bland, will definitely do this again, but next time more spice...especially salt!

  • sls777
    Sep 21, 2014

    These are so delicious !!! It's a bit of prep work, but well worth it

  • tangomango
    Mar 9, 2014

    Delicious!

  • WintryKiss
    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

  • dianaolivera
    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.