Grilled Greek Chicken Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce


These grilled Greek chicken pitas with a simple Tzatziki sauce are fun to make, easy and totally delicious!  Great weeknight dinner recipe idea for the summer.

Grilled Greek Chicken Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce.  Easy recipe for summer grilling.

To start off the “official start of summer” the right way, Mr. Wishes and I have been grilling out all week long.  Everything tastes better on the grill, am I right?

I don’t know about you, but when the sun is out and it gets warmer outside I start craving lighter, more refreshing food alternatives to my usual piping hot and sometimes heavy dinner time classics (pasta, pasta and more pasta).  But I loathe heating up my house with the oven and then sitting down to eat a hot meal when all I really want to do is jump in a pool!  That’s where grilling recipes come in to play…and I have lots to share with you in the upcoming weeks.

These chicken pitas will make for a fun, light family dinner because everyone can build their own pita and top it with whatever they like.  Quick, easy and stress-free!  Make sure you grab a good quality pocketless pita bread to use for these – it will make all the difference.

What are your favorite healthy summer dishes?

Grilled Greek Chicken Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce
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Serves: 4-6
These grilled Greek chicken pitas with a simple Tzatziki sauce are fun to make, easy and totally delicious! Great weeknight dinner recipe idea for the summer.
  • 4-6 pocketless pita breads
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise or sour cream (optional)
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • ½ cup fresh dill, chopped fine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 1 large tomato, seeds and pulp removed and roughly chopped
  • 1 large onion, sliced into thin long strips
  • Jar of Tabasco or other hot sauce on the side
  1. Place chicken, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt in a large zip-closed bag. Move bag all around to coat the chicken well. Allow chicken to marinate at least one-half hour or up to overnight in the refrigerator. Place pita breads in stacks of 3 and then wrap them in aluminum foil.
  2. Heat outdoor grill or grill pan (can use a skillet) over medium-high heat. Spray grill grate or pan with cooking spray and cook the chicken on both sides until lightly charred and fragrant, about 5 minutes per side depending on the thickness of the chicken. Remove chicken from the grill and allow it to rest.
  3. At this point, if you're cooking on an outdoor grill, place your wrapped pita breads on the grill and allow them to heat up about 3-5 minutes per side. If you're cooking indoors, place your wrapped pitas in a preheated 375 degree F oven for about 10 minutes.
  4. Place the remaining cup of yogurt, lemon juice, mayonnaise, cucumber and dill into a medium-sized bowl and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Slice the chicken against the grain and then give it a rough chop and place it on a serving plate. Unwrap warmed pita breads and also place them on a serving plate.
  6. Serve buffet style allowing people to place chicken in their own pita bread and then top with the tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomato, cucumber slices (I had extra cucumber, this is optional), extra dill, onion and hot sauce if desired.


Recipe source:  adapted from

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24 Responses to “Grilled Greek Chicken Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce”

  1. May 29, 2014 at 7:59 AM #

    I love easy and light dinners for the family and love Tzatziki sauce!

  2. May 29, 2014 at 8:28 AM #

    oh you are doing great by grilling food out….that is what summer holds…the joy of grilling,cooking out and enjoying those delicacies which didn’t make it to the table during winter….these pitas with filling and tzatziki look gorgeous,thanks 🙂

  3. May 29, 2014 at 9:25 AM #

    Sounds like the perfect lunch! Yum!

  4. May 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM #

    Same! As soon as the sun comes out and the warmer temp peaks, I definitely need to grill. I’ll certainly be adding this to our normal rotation, they look so delicious.

  5. May 29, 2014 at 9:58 AM #

    Within the last week we really started using our grill again – I’m so excited! Adding this to the list of many things I want to try this summer! haha

  6. May 29, 2014 at 10:10 AM #

    I love tzatziki sauce! I swear I could slather it on everything!

  7. May 29, 2014 at 10:38 AM #

    Wow these look so fresh for a summertime dinner. Great job!

  8. May 29, 2014 at 11:43 AM #

    This is a great, idea, and the perfect kind of quick dinner I love, and it also gives me another idea for tacos, a greek taco! I’m obsessed with tacos.

  9. May 29, 2014 at 11:46 AM #

    This is perfect timing, Ashley. Our city’s annual Greek Festival starts tonight! This sounds like a wonderful meal that I can make during the rest of the year when I can’t get my Greek Festival fix!

  10. May 29, 2014 at 12:43 PM #

    A perfect lunch by the pool!

  11. May 29, 2014 at 2:08 PM #

    Oh, how I love Greek food and a good Tzatziki sauce. Yum!

  12. Ginny McMeans
    May 29, 2014 at 4:10 PM #

    Love pita sandwiches. These will b e so good!

  13. May 29, 2014 at 5:09 PM #

    What is it about summer that brings out all the greek flavored food? I’m not complaining at all, it’s probably because half of it is covered with lettuce. 🙂

  14. May 29, 2014 at 6:30 PM #

    I love anything smothered in tzatziki sauce!

  15. May 29, 2014 at 7:12 PM #

    Sounds like the perfect summer kick-off recipe. And…customizing for each person is just what we need at our house!

  16. May 30, 2014 at 9:35 AM #

    This would be such a fun recipe to veganize. Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. May 30, 2014 at 10:23 AM #

    I have never made homemade tzatziki and you have inspired me. Thanks!

  18. May 30, 2014 at 11:29 AM #

    YUM, perfect for summer! 🙂

  19. May 30, 2014 at 1:19 PM #

    I love tzatziki! This looks so yummy!

  20. May 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM #

    Perfect for a summer week night meal!

  21. May 31, 2014 at 8:21 AM #

    These remind me of something I used to order at my favorite greek restaurant. They closed abruptly which made me sad….this sandwich makes me happy since I can make it at home! Thanks!

  22. June 1, 2014 at 12:10 AM #

    I love grilled chicken pitas. We grill a lot in the summer. I think kabobs are one of our favorites.

  23. June 2, 2014 at 7:12 AM #

    Drooling! Looks so good!


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