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In my continued quest to make healthy food that tastes delicious and satisfies my cravings for not-so-healthy food, I discovered that making greek chicken pitas at home always hits the spot! It’s not entirely clean; however, it is a lighter version of a gyro. I also like to take a couple of short cuts to make this a really easy work night meal…pre-chopped onions and store-bought cucumber sauce!

What you’ll need:

  • IMG_002116 oz. ground chicken or turkey (I used chicken this time, but have used turkey, too!)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pitas (I choose Sahara because the calories are far less than other versions at the store, but you could also use FlatOut Wraps or any other bread of choice)
  • Lettuce
  • Chopped onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Feta cheese
  • Tzatziki sauce (I cheated this time and used the Wegmans version instead of making my own…easier and faster for work nights!)

1) Start by heating the olive oil in a skillet. Add your ground chicken or turkey and cook until no longer pink. Drain any excess fat.

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2) Stir in the spices and another dash of olive oil and cook until meat is browned.

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2) Slice your pita bread into two pockets and add as much cooked meat as you like. I like to top mine with lettuce, onion, tomatoes, feta cheese and Tzatziki sauce!

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If you have leftovers…you can easily combine all of the ingredients minus the pita for a healthy chicken gyro salad for tomorrow’s lunch. Hope you enjoy this easy meal!

♥-A.

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