Tuesday, January 29, 2013

20 minute meal: Greek chicken pitas

There are nights when I come in from a workout class at our gym and it is almost 8 o'clock and I am just plain tired and want to get dinner on the table as quickly as possible. I always try to prepare for nights like this by making something in the crockpot or defrosting a meal from the freezer. But try is the key word there and sometimes try as I might, I walk in the door at 8 o'clock, starving after an intense cardio class with no game plan for dinner. 

Luckily, I almost always have the ingredients for this light and delicious meal on hand in my kitchen and I bet you do, too. 
Greek Chicken Pitas
  • 2 boneless, skinnless chicken breasts
  • Greek seasoning
  • Parsley
  • Pepper
  • Lemon Juice
  • EVOO
  • Hummus
  • Tzatziki spread 
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato, diced
  • Onion, diced
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Feta Cheese
  • Whole wheat sandwich thins or pita pockets (Kangaroo brand is my favorite)

1. Cut chicken into one inch cubes and season generously with greek seasoning, parsley, and pepper. 
2. Heat a little EVOO in a skillet over medium-high heat.
3. Add chicken and 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice. 
4. Sautee chicken until fully cooked. 
5. Set up an assembly line. I like to spread a little hummus on one side of the sandwich-thin and tzatziki spread on the other. You can use a little greek yogurt if you don't have tzatziki on hand. Fill the pita with a mixture of chicken, lettuce, tomato, onion, and cucumber. Top with a little feta cheese. This pita is light and refreshing and goes well with a little jasmine rice on the side. Enjoy! 


5 comments:

  1. I'm bookmarking this. I haven't had pitas in a long time so it will be a nice change. I always get back super late from teaching dance at 9:30 so I like to have quick, easy meals on those days.

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  2. Have been trying to figure out what to cook Thursday night (only night missing of my meal plan) and wanted to include chicken. I also just happen to have 2 pita pockets left so this is PERFECT!

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  3. Sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing. What Greek seasoning do you use?

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  4. I love anything Mediterranean flavored so this is right up my alley!

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