Chicken Pitas and Tzatziki

Once again, I have another recipe for you from Real Simple. I am pretty much obsessed with their recipes. I like the magazine but I love their recipes. We make something “Real Simple” at least once a week. And this is definitely simple. Here is the link to the recipe online:

Chicken Pitas with Tzatziki

 I usually amend to our liking but I pretty much follow this one exactly. I do add lemon juice to the Tzatziki Sauce. And my pitas have pockets but that is about it. You will love these! 

Chicken Pitas with Tzatziki:
2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 8)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • cucumber, seeded and grated (about 1 1⁄4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 small clove garlic, finely chopped
  • flat breads or pocket-less pitas, warmed
  • small romaine heart, leaves torn if large
  • cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • (I add lemon juice)

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with the cayenne, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Cook until cooked through, 6 to 7 minutes per side. Cut into bite-size pieces.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together the yogurt, cucumber, mint, garlic, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper (and lemon).
  3. Top the flat breads with the romaine, chicken, tomatoes, and tzatziki.

It makes a ton of Tzatziki and I always have leftover sauce so we use it as veggie dip for the next few days. So good! Last night I served our pitas with Couscous and Sauteed Garlic Zucchini. Lovely summer meal :)  

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  1. says

    adam and i are so doing this meal soon, wow, it looks delicious! thank you for sharing the recipe. i really want to subscribe to real simple. the family i nanny for gets it and i always pick it up to read while im over, its fantastic! :) have a great weekend taylor!

  2. Anonymous says

    It was so delish and I was also eating the tzaziki with a spoon. I am going to use the left over sauce over some turkey patties….

  3. says

    This sounds so good!! Definitely going to have to try it this week! Thanks for sharing – I’m always looking for new recipes!! :)

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