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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Greek Chicken Pitas

Greek Chicken Pitas
Chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 Cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
3 TBS lemon juice, divided
4 Cloves garlic, smashed
1/2 TSP dried oregano
1/2 TSP salt
1/4 TSP fresh ground pepper

Tzatziki Sauce
1/2 Cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
1 TBS lemon juice
1 Clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup cucumbers, seeded and diced
1/4 TSP salt

For Serving
Red onion
1/4 Cup chives

Here's an ode to one of my favorite diner dishes, chicken slouvaki. Make this light and refreshing dish on a particularly cold day, and you'll be instantly transported to the Mediterranean. Marinating the chicken in yogurt, not only makes the chicken tangy and juicy, but it also adds a nice crust when broiled. You can also add zucchini and red pepper to the skewers and serve over orzo for a heartier meal.

Cut chicken into chunks and toss in a bowl with yogurt, EVOO, lemon juice, oregano, garlic and season with salt and pepper. Let marinate for 30 minutes.

For the sauce mix the yogurt, garlic, cucumbers in a small bowl. Stir in lemon juice and season with salt. Set aside in the fridge while you prepare the chicken.

Thread chicken pieces on skewers (if using wood, make sure you have soaked them) and place on broiler pan. Broil on high heat for about 7 minutes, turning periodically.

Arrange sliced onions and tomato wedges on pitas. Top with chicken, tzatziki sauce, and chives.

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