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Chicken Tzatziki 

July 16, 2016

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Chill Time: 30 min to overnight
Cook Time: 20 min
Total Time: 1 hr 5 min
Yield: 4-6 pita sandwiches
Taste: Good


4-6 pocketless pita breads
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs
1/4 cup olive oil
3-4 garlic cloves, diced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt (divided)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons mayonnaise or sour cream (optional)
1 cucumber, peeled
1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped fine
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
1 large tomato, roughly chopped
1 large onion, sliced into thin long strips
Tabasco or other hot sauce on the side

1) Place chicken, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt in a large zip-closed bag. Shake contents of bag to thoroughly coat the chicken well. Allow chicken to marinate at least one-half hour or up to overnight in the refrigerator.

2) Place pita breads in stacks of 3 and then wrap them in aluminum foil.

3) Heat outdoor grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Spray grill grate or pan with cooking spray and cook the chicken on both sides until lightly charred and fragrant, about 5 minutes per side depending on the thickness of the thighs. Remove chicken from the grill and allow it to rest.

4) Place your wrapped pita breads on the grill and allow them to heat up about 3-5 minutes per side. If you are using an oven place your wrapped pitas in a preheated 375 degree F oven for about 10 minutes.

5) Place the remaining cup of yogurt, lemon juice, mayonnaise, cucumber and dill into a medium-sized bowl and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.

6) Slice the chicken against the grain and then give it a rough chop and place it on a serving plate.

7) Use pita bread and top with chicken, tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, and hot sauce if desired.  Unwrap warmed pita breads and also place them on a serving plate. Serve buffet style allowing people to place chicken in their own pita bread and then top with the tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion and hot sauce if desired.



From → Lunch, Main Dish, Sauces

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