These are goooood!  After reading rave reviews on this recipe, I knew I had to try it.  We were not disappointed!  I’ve made it several times and the first time I decided to go all out and make my own pitas that went along with this recipe… let me give you some advice:  Buy your pitas! haha!  It was more work than I had anticipated and those soft, store-bought greek pitas are perfect with this! (If you want to save yourself some time you could make your sauce and marinade ahead of time, too.)  The sauce is awesome, the chicken is awesome, it’s just awesome.  I make this often for our dinners and always look forward to it, even for leftovers the next day.. and then I still wish there were more! You just have to see for yourself!  Try it, you’ll like it!

 

Ingredients:

Tzatziki Sauce:

16 oz plain greek yogurt

1/2 hothouse cucumber or 1 regular cucumber, peeled and seeded

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp white wine vinegar

salt and pepper

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

 

Chicken

4 cloves garlic, minced or smashed

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tsp red wine vinegar

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 heaping Tbsp plain greek yogurt

1 Tbsp dried oregano

salt and pepper

1 and 1/4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts

 

– To assemble

Pita bread (the soft, greek kind)

Tomatoes, seeded and diced

Red onion, sliced thin

Crumbled Feta Cheese

Iceberg or Romaine Lettuce, chopped

 

To make Tzatziki Sauce: Shred the cucumber (can use shredder on food processor or a  fine cheese grater), wrap in a towel and squeeze as much water out as possible.  Mix together the greek yogurt, shredded cucumber, garlic, white wine vinegar, salt and pepper to taste, lemon juice, and EVOO.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to combine.

 

To prepare chicken: In a medium bowl combine garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, yogurt, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste.  Whisk together to mix well.  Add chicken the the bowl and mix to coat them well.  Cover and refrigerate for about an hour.

 

Cook the chicken as desired.  You could broil it in the oven, but it seems to taste best when grilled.  Once the chicken is cooked completely through, transfer to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes.  Cut into strips.

 

Heat pitas. (I put them in the microwave under a lightly dampened cloth for a minute and they were perfect)  Top with chicken, tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, onion, lettuce, and feta cheese.  Enjoy!

 

*The cucumbers were just something I put together.  I sliced a hothouse cucumber, put some hummus in a ziploc, cut off a small corner of the bag, piped it onto the cucumber slices, and sprinkled with crumbled feta.

 

Adapted from:  Annie’s Eats