Greek Chicken Pitas

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by Heather Harris Brady

Back in the days when we were footloose and fancy-free urban dwellers, and by fancy-free I mean child-free, my husband and I used to hit up a coney island at least once a week. In the Detroit area coney islands are often Greek in nature, with amazing salads, spinach pie, and gyros. The grilled chicken gyros were my non-breakfast go-to, always arriving piping  hot, swaddled in aluminum foil and dripping tzatziki sauce.

My subconscious must have been thinking along those lines when I came up with this recipe. The topping is based on a lovely salad I had at a friend’s house. You could sub in chickpeas for the chicken, or put it all on a bed of lettuce instead of bread.

Greek Chicken Pitas, Makes about six large pitas

1 batch greek salad dressing

1 pound thin-sliced chicken breasts

1 cucumber

1/2 pint cherry tomatoes

4 oz. feta cheese

1/3 c. minced red onion

1 package of pita bread

Mix up the dressing. Put the chicken in a ziplock bag and pour half of the dressing over it. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.

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Assemble the topping ingredients.

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Combine them all in a bowl and fold in the rest of the greek dressing.

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Refrigerate the topping until you’re ready to grill the chicken.

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Warm the pita bread in the microwave or on the grill. To make each sandwich, slice a chicken breast onto the pita.

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Dress it with a generous spoonful of topping and serve immediately, preferably wrapped in aluminum foil.

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