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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Greek Chicken Pitas

 First off I would like to say this is not an AUTHENTIC Greek is Greek inspired.
Greek Chicken Pitas
serves 4-6

1 lb ground chicken breast or ground turkey
1/4 cup grated zucchini
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp dried Oregano
4-5 fresh Basil leaves, torn into small pieces (or 1 tsp dried)
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 lemon- half for cooking, half for dressing greens
1-2 tbsp Olive Oil + enough to coat saute pan
s & p to taste

6-12 cherry tomatoes, halfed- figure 2 per pita
4 oz Feta
1 bag of Spring greens
4-6 Pitas

Pour enough olive oil in your saute pan to coat it well, or any other oil you prefer.  Turn heat to medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, add in the grated zucchini. The zucchini will help to add some moisture to your ground chicken. Once that has just softened, you may add the ground chicken. Immediately season with a little salt, pepper, dried oregano, and minced garlic. If you are using dried basil and parsley, now would be the time to add it in.

Brown your chicken until it is thoroughly cooked. In the last few minutes of cooking you will add in your fresh herbs, basil and parsley, and squeeze the juice of half a lemon over it. 

Once the chicken is cooked through, dress your greens with the juice of the other half of the lemon and 1-2 tbsp of olive oil. You may season with salt and pepper if you like.

Top your pitas with ground chicken, feta, tomatoes and greens. Fold and devour!

***If your the type of person who really likes to have some sauce on your sandwiches and wraps, I would follow this suggestion. Instead of putting feta on on its own you can make a little sauce/dressing like so:

Mix 4 oz of feta with 1/4 cup mayo, 2 tbsp lemon juice, a pinch of Dill and a pinch of Oregano. Spread this onto your pita first, then top with ground chicken, tomatoes and greens.

Like I always say, if you try this recipe of mine, please leave a comment below and tell me what you think! Especially with this recipe, let me know what version you decided to try.

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