This recipe for Greek Chicken Pitas has only 5 ingredients- perfect for quick weeknight dinners and simple to make!
Want to try something a little different for dinner this week?
Now, I don’t claim to be an expert in authentic recipes from other cultures. But sometimes I like changing up our routine, and we don’t make Greek food very often. I have to change up our healthy eating routine and keep trying new things!
This Greek chicken pita recipe is super simple. It only has 5 ingredients, and is different enough that I won’t get bored with it.
This is a healthy meal, high in protein and can be filled with vegetables! Keep reading to get to the full recipe card and to get extra tips and tricks.
Why does this have only 5 ingredients?
Honestly, there’s a lot you can do with this recipe. So many amazing vegetables to add, cheeses, all sorts of things.
I feel like 5 ingredients is a good starting point if you want a basic recipe. Obviously you can use more and add different flavors. But if you get overwhelmed by large ingredient lists, or are on a budget, you can make a simple pita pocket like this and still feel like you get a good meal!
A good meal prep recipe
This is an easy recipe to meal prep for the week! You can eat it cold, so just make it up ahead of time and have it for a quick lunch for a few days. One of my favorite things about meal prep is how it makes my week go MUCH more smoothly.
Cooked and shredded chicken breasts– Mine was leftover chicken that was pre-shredded and frozen. An easy way to cook chicken is in the slow cooker, on LOW for 6-7 hours!
Tzatziki sauce– I used store-bought tzatziki sauce because it was easier. But feel free to make your own tzatziki sauce. It’s typically made with nonfat plain Greek yogurt, dill, cucumber, and other spices. Any leftover sauce is a great dip for veggie straws!
Cucumber– I used a regular cucumber, but an English cucumber would work as well.
Pita pockets– I like the store-bought pita bread, but you can certainly make your own homemade pitas. The whole wheat kind has more fiber, which can keep you full longer!
Fresh vegetables: Red onion, tomatoes, Romaine lettuce
Cheese: Feta cheese would be the perfect addition!
Seasonings/herbs: Fresh dill
Can you use a rotisserie chicken?
Using an already-cooked rotisserie chicken is a great way to save time. You get nice tender chicken with different cuts, so a mixture of white and dark meat.
And if you don’t use all the meat, you can find another chicken recipe to use it in. And use the bones to make chicken broth!
How to make Greek Chicken Pita Pockets
Dice the cucumber into small pieces and place them in a large bowl.
Add the tzatziki, chicken, and Greek seasoning, and stir until combined.
It looks a lot like chicken salad, and can probably be used that way, too!
Divide the mixture into 4 servings (About 3/4 cup per serving). Fill the pita pocket halves and serve with your favorite side items.
How to store
If you’re not eating all of it for dinner, put the rest into an airtight container and keep in the fridge, about 3-5 days.
Keep the pitas separate until you’re ready to eat, because otherwise they’ll become soggy.
What to serve
You could easily eat this delicious recipe by itself and get a complete meal. But other great side items include:
- Fresh fruit
- Fresh veggies, either in the pita or as a side salad
Other 5-ingredient recipes
Looking for more easy meals? I’ve found these 5-ingredient meals make for great weeknight dinners! Here are more of my favorites:
- 3 cups cooked and shredded chicken
- 1 medium cucumber
- 1/2 cup prepared tzatziki sauce
- 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning
- 4 pita pockets
- Dice the cucumber into small pieces and place them in a large bowl.
- Add the tzatziki, chicken, and Greek seasoning, and stir until combined.
- Divide the mixture into 4 servings (About 3/4 cup per serving). Fill the pita pocket halves and serve with your favorite side items.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 369Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 834mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 32g
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.