Chicken Souvlaki Pitas

This is my very first time making a pita at home for dinner!  Can you believe it?  I blame the kids for only requesting tacos, burgers and spaghetti on repeat for dinner.  This year though, we've witnessed a big change in their eating habits.  Green things no longer get an automatic eww and both kids are more than willing to at least give new things a try.  So when I told them we would be having Chicken Souvlaki Pitas and they simply said "Ok" I did a little happy dance!  I remember being quite the picky eater when I was young but then tastes change and you just eat the black olives on the pizza rather than picking every last one of them off.  Or it could be I just got too lazy to bother.  

For the pitas, I gave the chicken a quick souvlaki inspired marinade in olive oil, lemon juice and oregano. Instantly Fresh Oregano, of course!  Then pan seared it while I got everything else lined up.  If you're looking to add more veggies and less meat at meal time, this is a great recipe to try.  I found one chicken breast was enough for 4 pitas.  Obviously we cannot have a Greek flavored pita without Tzatziki sauce drizzled - or poured over top.  Opa by Litehouse Tzatziki Ranch Greek Yogurt Dressing has a perfect amount of cucumber and dill plus it's gluten free so anyone sensitive to gluten won't be left out on this one!

Opa by Litehouse Tzatziki Ranch Greek Yogurt Dressing on pita

While I was at the store I discovered the deli had an undressed Greek salad with feta and thought, now this is convenience.  If you prefer, simply chop up your own vegetables and add some feta.  It's your dinner, you do what you want!  I will be filing this meal in my summer must-have for picnics and camping.

Chicken Souvlaki Pita

Serves 4 | Finish in 30 minutes
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A colorful combination of flavors in this classic Greek favorite.

Ingredients

2 tsp olive oil

Half lemon, juiced

Dried Oregano, Salt and Pepper

1 boneless, skinless chicken breast

4 pitas

8 Romaine lettuce leaves, trimmed

2 cups prepared Greek salad with feta cheese, undressed

Tzatziki Ranch Greek Yogurt Dressing

Directions

Marinate the chicken in the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper for 30 minutes.
In a small skillet, cook the chicken over medium heat until done, about 5 minutes per side.  Set aside to cool and then slice.

Lay the pitas out and add two romaine lettuce leaves over top.  Add the prepared greek salad with feta and sliced chicken. 

Top each pita with Tzatziki Ranch Greek Yogurt Dressing.

Fold and serve.


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