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Greek Chicken Pitas

greek chicken pitas
  • (1/4 cup) lemon juice
  • (2 Tbsp.) Crisco┬« Olive Oil
  • (3/4 tsp.) minced garlic, divided
  • (1/2 tsp.) ground mustard
  • (1/2 tsp.) dried oregano
  • (1/2 lb.) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 in. strips
  • (1/2 cup) cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • (1/3 cup) plain yogurt
  • (1/4 tsp.) dill weed
  • (2) whole pita breads
  • (1/2 small) red onion, thinly sliced

Greek Chicken Pitas

Citrus marinated chicken served on whole pitas with a cool, cucumber yogurt sauce and tangy red onion.

Preparation Time
About 20 minutes (plus 1 hour chilling)
Cook Time
About 10 minutes


  1. 1Combine lemon juice, oil, 1/2 tsp. garlic, mustard and oregano in a large ziplock bag. Coat chicken in marinade, seal bag and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

  2. 2Mix together cucumber, yogurt, dill and remaining garlic in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. 3Place a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Drain chicken, add to skillet. Saute 7-8 minutes, or until cooked through.
  4. 4Top each pita with chicken, yogurt and onion. Fold in half and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 pita

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 367
  • Total Fat 9 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 39 g
  • Protein 30 g
  • Cholesterol 68 mg
  • Sodium 397 mg
  • Fiber 2 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Lunch

Recipe Subcategory: Wraps and Pitas

Recipe Ethnicity: Greek/Mediterranean

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Poultry, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.