Greek Chicken Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Chicken Pitas from Kaye's Cupboard 2

If you are looking for a delicious explosion of flavors, this pita is for you! I’ll be honest; I’ve never had Greek food, but if it’s anything like this beauty, I need to find a good Greek restaurant! Each separate ingredient plays off the rest perfectly, and I love that meals like this give the option for everyone to build it how they want.

Greek Chicken Pitas from Kaye's Cupboard

I love the Greek Pita Flatbread I found at Costco, because it is sturdy enough, but so soft! The chicken is marinated for a few hours, and the spices and onion make the marinade so pretty, I almost included a photo of it! Top the moist chicken off with fresh cucumbers, onions, feta, cilantro, and homemade creamy Tzatziki sauce, and this is a meal you will enjoy every bite of!

Greek Chicken Pitas from Kaye's Cupboard 1

Marinade

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1/3 cup red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1  1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • salt and pepper, to taste

1. Mix all ingredients. Place in gallon Ziploc bag and refrigerate 2-4 hours. Remove bag from refrigerator for the last 30 minutes to rest at room temperature. Remove chicken from marinade. Grill, then cut into strips.

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • pepper, to taste

1. Mix all ingredients. Done!

Other toppings

  • 6-8 Greek Pita Flatbread
  • Roma tomatoes, diced
  • cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Red onions, diced
  • feta cheese
  • cilantro
  • Kalamata olives

{Kudos to cookingclassy.com!}

Jam Bars

Jam Bars from Kaye's Cupboard crop

First off, I think I have made these close to ten times in the past few months, and have tried every flavor of Smucker’s Simply Fruit Jam. Every batch has turned out fantastic! These bars are simple and quick, and come from one of my favorite blogs, Our Best Bites! I do have to disagree with the author on one point- she says these are best when they are completely cooled, but I LOVE them warm, with a side of vanilla ice cream! Crumbly, slightly buttery, with a burst of your favorite fruit filling; they are the sure to become a family favorite!

Jam Bars from Kayescupboard.com 3

  • 2  1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten, or egg substitute
  • 1  1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 3/4 cup jam

1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease 8 x 8 pan.

2. Mix flour, sugars, oats, and salt. Add butter, egg, and extract, and mix well. (It will look like coarse crumbs.) Press about half of the dough into the bottom of the greased pan. Spread jam on top, leaving a small edge. Crumble remaining dough on top of jam, creating an even layer.

3. Bake 35-45 minutes, or until slightly golden.

Yield: About 16 bars

{Kudos to Our Best Bites- originally titled “Raspberry-Almond Cookie Bars”}