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Greek Chicken Pitas with Olive and Cucumber Salsa

Marinated grilled chicken strips stuffed inside pitas with layers of fresh tzatziki, shredded lettuce and cucumber and Kalamata olive salsa.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Burgers & Sandwiches
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: chicken wings, dinner, easy, greek, ice cream sandwiches, lunch, pitas, quick, summer
Servings: 6 pitas

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 1/2 cup cucumber diced
  • 1/3 cup red onion finely diced
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill roughly chopped
  • 1/2 lemon juiced

toppings

  • 1 cup head of lettuce chopped
  • tzatziki

Instructions

  • prep the chicken: pound the chicken down to an even thickness using a mallet or rolling pin, cover the chicken with plastic wrap first.
  • to make the marinade combine balsamic, olive oil, oregano, garlic and onion powder and place into a plastic bag or dish large enough to cover the chicken. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Add more olive oil if needed to ensure the chicken is fully covered. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Preheat the grill to 350 degrees F.
  • To make the salsa topping: combine diced cucumber, olives, tomatoes, red onion and dill in a bowl. Season with a touch of salt and pepper and the lemon juice. Set aside until ready to assemble.
  • To cook the chicken, grease the grill with some cooking spray or brush with oil. Place chicken breast side down directly on the grill. Let side for 3-4 minutes and flip. Cook the other side for 3-4 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Remove from the grill and let rest for 10 minutes. Once rested slice the chicken into thin strips.
  • Leave the grill on and toss those pitas directly on the grill to warm right before assembling. Heat for 30 seconds to 1 minute until just warmed.
  • To serve: spread some tzatziki across the bottom of each pita, layer with shredded lettuce, top with chicken strips and finish with the salsa and extra tzatziki. Enjoy!