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Chicken Souvlaki Pita with Tzatziki

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Yummy, dinner size, pita sandwiches with a homemade thick tzatziki. Family favorite and a weekday go to meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 4 teaspoons Cavender's All Purpose Greek Seasoning
  • 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 12 ounces, weight Drained, Non-fat Plain Yogurt
  • 1 whole Cucumber, Chopped
  • ½ whole Yellow Onion, Chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Preparation

Most of this recipe is in the prep. You marinate the chicken for several hours before you grill. I do it before I leave the house in the morning.

Pound out the chicken breast until they are about 1/2 inch thick.

Rub down with olive oil then season both sides generously with the Cavender’s Greek Seasoning Salt. I live on the East Coast and have found it in most big grocery chains.

Wrap the chicken in cling wrap and refrigerate for several hours.

Grill on a counter top grill or outside grill for that matter about 3 minutes. Let sit for a minute or two then slice into strips.

The night before, place 12 oz of plain non-fat yogurt in a coffee filter then set in a mesh colander set over a bowl and drain it in the fridge overnight. I do this because I like the Tzatziki thicker so it stays on the sandwich. But if you forgot to drain the yogurt the night before you can use Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is just a tad more expensive than regular yogurt.

While chicken is grilling, chop up the cucumber and the onion. Mix the cucumber, onion with the drained yogurt, add the lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.

I also chop these up before I leave for work in the morning and stow them in the fridge. Just one less step in the evenings when my boys are melting from hunger and I need to feed them within the first 30 minutes of hitting the door.

Place grilled chicken strips and tzatziki into warmed pitas folded in half and enjoy.

I serve it with roasted potatoes. My kids dip the potatoes in the tzatziki.

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adders on 7.21.2011

For anyone that is having a hard time finding Cavender’s (it took me awhile to find it!), I finally found it at World Market.

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texaspq on 4.16.2011

I made this for dinner this week. Everyone loved it! I took a sample to work and all the ladies I lunch with insisted on the recipe. Thanks so much!

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cruznv on 4.12.2011

Can’t wait to make this recipe….the greek yogurt must be the trick to a delicios tzatziki sauce…..

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dianam on 4.8.2011

Made these yesterday and LOVED them! I will be making them again soon.

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margaretbart on 4.6.2011

I made these for dinner tonight and they were a huge hit!! I will be making these again.

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okterri on 8.8.2012

This was yummy. Believe Birdie when she says 3 minutes on the chicken. I let mine get a little too dry. Also, I used a combination of Cavender’s seasoning (mine had salt in it) and homemade salt-free Greek seasoning. I also added Greek seasoning to the Tsatziki.

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tifscatku on 3.31.2012

I wasn’t that happy with the turn out of this recipe. I followed everything and didn’t do any substitutes. I love chicken souvalki and this just didn’t hit the mark for me.

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Jess on 6.9.2011

Delicious! I added tomato slices and a little feta, and had it for dinner and lunch the next day. The reviews are right on- it’s a PERFECT weeknight dinner. Thanks for posting!

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dliff on 4.25.2011

YUM! I just made this – it was so easy!! Fantastic weeknight dinner! I’ll share and link back on my blog tomorrow!

Would love to try the Cavendar’s on fish this summer – thanks for turning me on to it!

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Ruth on 4.19.2011

I made this for dinner tonight, and it was very well-received. I used Italian Seasoning because I got a good deal on it. Costco has Tsatziki that you can buy at a reasonable price. I was going to use cucumber, but it went bad. But the pre-made stuff has garlic, onion and cucumber in it. I added sauteed onion and bell pepper. We had roasted potatoes and brussel sprouts.

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