Greek Chicken Pitas with Olive and Cucumber Salsa make for a fantastic light summer meal that pairs wonderfully with some crispy fries or a side salad. Balsamic marinated chicken grilled chicken strips layered in a toasted pita with fresh tzatziki that’s finished with a light lemony and herbaceous olive and cucumber salsa with fresh tomatoes and red onion. This dish is bright, colorful and super fresh tasting which is great for warmer weather when you crave something light but filling and full of flavor.
I love this recipe so much! I constantly crave it and make it on repeat. I cannot describe how good and perfect tasting this is. Everything comes together nicely and all the flavors work beautifully together. This is a summer hit!
A part from prepping the chicken, letting it marinade and cook this is such an easy to assemble meal. I love to pound down the chicken a little bit so that it tenderizes and has a consistent thickness throughout for an even cook. The marinade is simple, some balsamic vinegar, olive oil and a few spices do the trick. The balsamic gives the chicken a really nice char and crispiness on the outside from the sugars. You can’t skip prepping the chicken otherwise it will turn out dry and tough.
Inspired by fresh Greek produce and playing of tzatziki and a Greek salad I decided to combine olives, cucumber, tomato, dill, and red onion into a garnish by tossing it all together as a chunky salsa that’s seasoned with a touch of lemon juice and some salt and pepper and I just spooned it overtop the chicken strips into the pitas. It’s super simple just a little bit of chopping and tossing together in a bowl. It pulls everything together with the chicken, the lettuce and the tzatziki. Of course you could add some crumbled feta cheese for an extra finishing touch.
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