Tonight: Dine In

You’ve read the benefits of the heart healthy Mediterranean diet, now try it at home.  Gather your family around the table and try this quick, easy, and tasty recipe tonight!

chicken-souvlakiChicken Souvlaki

In Greece, souvlaki typically refers to skewers of grilled lamb. In America, chicken is more common, and it’s often served in pita bread. Precooked chicken makes these sandwiches a snap to prepare. Serve with tabbouleh.

Recipe after the jump.
Source: CookingLight.com
Yield
4 servings (serving size: 2 stuffed pita halves)

Ingredients
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup plain Greek-style yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 1/4 teaspoons bottled minced garlic, divided
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 cups sliced roasted skinless, boneless chicken breast
4 (6-inch) pitas, cut in half
1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
1/2 cup chopped peeled cucumber
1/2 cup chopped plum tomato
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

Preparation
Combine feta cheese, yogurt, dill, 1 teaspoon oil, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic in a small bowl, stirring well.
Heat remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 teaspoon garlic and oregano to pan, and sauté for 20 seconds. Add chicken, and cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Place 1/4 cup chicken mixture in each pita half, and top with 2 tablespoons yogurt mixture, 2 tablespoons shredded lettuce, 1 tablespoon cucumber, and 1 tablespoon tomato. Divide onion evenly among pitas.

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