I am a huge fan of Greek food.
I get on Greek food kicks where I eat it so much that my eyebrows get bushy. Then I tweeze, and all is right with the world.
Grilled chicken souvlaki has been one of my favorite Greek dishes for a few years now. It became on of my favorites because I found out that it was one of the healthiest Greek foods you could eat, and it still tastes incredible.
I love to have my Chicken Souvlaki in a pita, topped with fresh spinach, tzatziki sauce, feta cheese, and fresh sliced tomatoes.
But I have recently found from Bella Sun Luci, these tasty little Sun Dried Tomatoes with Greek Oregano.
They bring a whole new flavor to my pita.
And I am loving it.
Sometimes when I don’t feel like firing up the grill outside I just fire up my good ol’ George Foreman to grill my chicken.
Is that cheating?
In order to get the perfect tender and juicy chicken, make sure to pound the boneless skinless chicken breast into an even thickness (usually about 1/2 inch will do).
Then marinate them in some Bella Sun Luci olive oil and Cavender’s Greek Seasoning for only 10 minutes. Sometimes you can throw onion slices in the bag (and grill them with the chicken) if you’re feeling in the mood.
After it’s grilled, cover it loosely with tin foil and let it rest for 5 minutes.
Works like a charm every time!
Then it’s just a few quick steps to throw it all together.
Fresh spinach leaves, grilled chicken, tzaziki sauce…
You can find my recipe for Tzaziki sauce here.
Toss on few of those tasty Sun Dried Tomatoes with Greek Oregano, and some crumbled Feta Cheese.
It’s a quick and easy meal.
I actually make this for lunch quite a bit… tweezers in hand.
Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Pita
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp Cavender's Greek Seasoning
For The Pitas
- 3 medium Pita Bread
- 1 recipe Tzaziki Sauce,
- 2 cups fresh baby spinach
- ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 cup tomatoes, sliced
- ¼ cup purple onion, thinly sliced
- ½ cup English cucumber, thinly sliced
- Pound chicken breasts to an even thickness of about 1/2 inch. Place chicken in a zip close bag with olive oil and greek seasoning. Smoosh around to evenly coat with seasoning and olive oil and let marinate for about 10-15 minutes.
- Heat grill or George Foreman grill, and grill chicken until internal temp reaches 165 degrees, approximately 5 to 6 minutes per side.
- Remove from grill, place on plate then loosely cover with foil and let rest for 5 minutes before cutting. Slice chicken into strips.
- Construct pita sandwich as you desire, with spinach leaves, tzatziki sauce, feta cheese, tomato slices, cucumbers and purple onion. Enjoy!
Villy @ For the love of Feeding
It looks delicious, and I am Greek! 🙂
You should try once making the tzatziki with vinegar instead of lemon. This is how we make it. Also try grating the cucumber and strain it (unless you really prefer the cube sized of course). And plenty of olive oil!
Ok, now I am hungry..
Wow! This looks so good! I love LOVE Greek food!
Im Greek food obsessed too. I go on kicks where I crave it every day. This looks like such an awesome dinner!
i like pita and kebab stuff normally.. it’s so healthy!
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CJ at Food Stories
Love it with the grilled zucchini 🙂
Thanks CJ! Yes, I love grilled zucchini, it’s the best way to cook it!
I love it when healthy and delicious meet and marry. This sounds wonderful. Have a great weekend. Blessings…Mary
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.
I adore Greek food as well and this looks fantastic!
Healthy Living Val
The perfect summer lunch — or dinner! I used to love my old George Foreman and made the quickest turkey burgers and even grilled shrimp on it. Wow, now I’m really missing it! What’s in the Greek seasoning? I’ve never seen this brand before.
Ok, I just pulled it out of the pantry…looks like it has salt, pepper, garlic, oregano, sugar, onion powder, parsley and five other spices. It’s really tasty, it’s in a yellow shaker bottle, and in the spice section of the grocery store.
Healthy Living Val
Oh, awesome — I think I can probably make a home blend. Thanks!
Oh my goodness, that looks DELIGHTFUL!!
I am also a huge fan of Greek food. This is my kind of pita!
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
This sounds perfect for summer, sadly we tossed our indoor grill. I really want to get a grill pan though!
I love my grill pan too! That is actually what I used to grill those zucchini!
Good Food Good Friends
I now know what I’m making for dinner. This looks so good, I can’t wait to try it!
Delish! And no, grill pans or George Formans are not cheating! I love this dish Shawn and I just so happen to have quite a stash of those rich sun dried tomatoes from Mooney Farms, ha! BTW, Katerina of CulinaryFlavors.Gr lives in Athens and she and I are putting a Foodie’s trip to Greece this fall! We will be taking Greek cooking classes with a local renowned Chef Who has a cooking show on Greek television, touring wine and olive oil vineyards and producers and dining at fabulous local restaurants….perhaps you and your tweezers can join us?
Oh my, that sounds like a ton of fun! I’ll pack tweezers for everyone! 🙂
YUM! Quick and easy, that is the way I like it for sure!