Love = Tzatziki

There are some tastes that my mouth craves. Curry comes to mind, or a soy sauce-wasabi-ginger combo, Cheez Doodles, spicy mustard, green chile, pizza (NY style please) and tzatziki. I love tsatsiki  – it’s the best part of a gyro!

I tried a new recipe that was a thumbs up all around and it combines two of my favorite things – it is a sandwich and it has tzatziki. The recipe comes from the April 2011 issue of Real Simple and it is quick, and easy, and very yummy.

Chicken Pita with Tzatziki                                         Chicken Pita With Tzatziki

serves 4

2 TBS Olive Oil

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken thighs (I used breasts)

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

kosher salt and black pepper

1 cup low-fat Greek yogurt (I used no fat)

1 cucumber, seeded and grated (about 1 1/4 cups)

1/4 cup fresh mint

1/2 clove garlic, finely chopped

4 flat breads or pocketless pitas, warmed

1 small romaine heart, leaves torn if large

8 cherry tomatoes, quartered

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with the cayenne, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. black pepper. Cook until cooked through, 6-7 minutes per side. Cut into bite size pieces.
  • Meanwhile, mix together the yogurt, cucumber, mint, garlic, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • To the flat breads with the romaine, chicken, tomatoes, and tzatziki

This entire meal takes about 1/2 an hour to make. I served it with fresh fruit on the side.

Cook it up, serve your family, and enjoy the delishousness that is tzatziki!

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