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:
- 16 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)
- Chopped onion
- 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.
2) Stir in the spices and another dash of olive oil and cook until meat is browned.
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!
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!