Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Greek Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce

This is hands-down one of my favorite weeknight meals.
It's super quick and easy to put together,
filled with flavor,
and a hit with the husband.

I first found this recipe on Food Loves Writing
and adapted the Tzatziki sauce from several on Allrecipes.com.

Basically, you chop up a chicken breast,
toss it with some marinade,
and let sit for a few minutes or several hours.
Then you chop up a cucumber,
mix it with some yogurt,
squeeze some lemon juice,
and wah-lah....homemade Tzatziki sauce!
Cook the chicken in a pan for a few minutes,
stuff it in a pita,
top with sauce,
and you have dinner.

Tzatziki Sauce
1 8oz container Greek Yogurt
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
salt and pepper

Most recipes call for regular yogurt to be strained. 
But I've found that Greek yogurt is thick enough and works really well.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Season with salt and pepper.
For the best flavor, let the sauce sit in the fridge for an hour or so.

Greek Chicken
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 chicken breast, chopped into bite size pieces

Mix the first 6 ingredients.  Pour into a large ziploc or baking dish.
Add chicken pieces and let marinate for 3 hours or overnight.
Or, I've marinated for as little as 30 minutes and it still came out flavorful.

When ready, pour everything into a pan on medium heat.
Cook until chicken is no longer pink.
Stuff into pitas and serve with Tzatziki Sauce.


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