Greek Grilled Chicken Pitas

Easy Grilled Greek Chicken Pitas | lifemadesimplebakes.com

Raise your hand if you LOVE Greek food! I do! When we lived in Utah there were a few really good Greek places we frequented. I was always a fan of the chicken gyros and the giant salads. These pitas are a combo of the two. They’re stuffed with grilled chicken, romaine, tomato, cucumber, onion, tzatziki, crispy chickpeas, and of course, feta. If it were up to me, I’d make these for dinner every night of the week!!

Grilled Greek Chicken Pitas | lifemadesimplebakes.com

I know what you’re thinking. What’s so special about these? Everything… but more specifically, the chicken. It’s marinated in a blend of oil, yogurt, lemon, aromatics, and seasonings. Then it gets grilled just like it does at a restaurant. You can use an indoor grill like myself, or an outdoor grill if that’s something you have. Either works!

Grilled Greek Chicken Pitas are a easy and delicious weeknight meal | lifemadesimplebakes.com

While the chicken marinates/cooks, you’ll want to prep the toppings (or fillings). Like I mentioned above, these are stuffed with a variety of delicious things, pick and choose what suits your tastes. If you love hummus and pepperoncinis, feel free to add some of those ingredients too. When the chicken is done, add everything and wrap the up.

Flavorful Grilled Greek Chicken Pitas | lifemadesimplebakes.com

We served ours with hummus and pita chips, however, you could also serve them with yellow rice or french fries too. These are a fresh and flavorful dinner idea, and would be especially great during the summer months if you have an outdoor grill to cook the chicken on. They’re my latest obsession and I think they’ll become yours too!

Greek Grilled Chicken Pitas

These fresh and flavorful Greek grilled chicken pitas are stuffed to the max. This is a easy recipe perfect for weeknight dinners!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. diced red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. kosher sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 – 1 1/4 lb chicken breasts, cubed into 1/2″ pieces
  • Pitas

Optional Toppings:

  • Romaine
  • Diced tomato
  • Diced cucumber
  • Diced red onion
  • Sliced pepperoncinis
  • Feta cheese
  • Crispy chickpeas
  • Tzatziki
  • Hummus

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl or a ziploc bag, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, yogurt, vinegar, onion, garlic, thyme, oregano, paprika, coriander, and black pepper. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour OR place in the refrigerator to marinate for up to 24 hours.
  2. Heat an indoor or outdoor grill, lightly brush the grates with a high heat oil such as canola or grapeseed. When the grill is hot, add the chicken and grill until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Remove from grill transfer to dish. Cover with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes before using.
  3. To assemble: Add your favorite toppings to the pita, wrap and serve.
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