Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Greek Pita With Tzatziki (See Jane Cook)


I love to cook--that should come to no surprise.  However, sometimes (particularly on weeknights) I need a simple and quick meal that takes little effort.  Once a pita is in the equation, the possibilities are endless; you stuff just about anything in them (take that as you will).

The chicken pita part is easy enough--no recipe needed.  I simply seasoned a chicken breast with salt, pepper, and cayenne (I love spicy), cooked it, chopped it, and stuffed it into a whole-wheat pita with arugula, tomatoes, feta cheese, and this tzatziki sauce.  Honestly, don't even make this if you aren't going to make the tzatziki--it's too good to pass up.  Tip:  if you can handle it, add some sriracha sauce to the tazatziki to continue on the spicy path! 

greek yogurt + olive oil = the beginning of tzatziki
one half down, one half to go

What's your go-to weeknight meal?

27 comments

  1. Oh this looks delicious. I don't cook much, but one of the weeknight meals I love it's called Migas. It's more of a Mexican breakfast food, but I love it. Just a few tortillas cut in small pieces, one egg and some spicy salsa and I am a happy girl.

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  2. yum! i looove tzatziki sauce. it's so good. my favorite go-to weeknight meals are roasted veggies served with some type of lean chili (turkey or chicken) or grilled protein. easy and quick!

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  3. Delicious, Anna! I'm a sucker for anything in a wrap or a pita! Your fiancee must love all treats you make for him : )

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  4. You made me so hungry... I actually have everything I need in the kitcehn... I'm going to make this right now! :D
    xxx

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  5. I love anything with tzatziki! Looks so good!

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  6. That looks so delicious. I love to cook as well but sometimes it can be hard on the weeknights! simple cooked meals after work are definitely the way to go.

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  7. Looks super yummy......I love pitas and tortillas. If I need a quick snack I put a tortilla right over the gas flame on the stove to brown it up...spray butter, a little cinnamon and sugar and I have a quick, healthy snack...

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  8. I make these all the time! I esp love tuna and romaine in pita!

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  9. YUM! I like spicy like you do and I LOVE tzatziki and pitas!yum!
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  10. i love simple mid week dinners like this

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  11. I've never made my own tzatziki, but that sounds fabulous! I love anything stuffed in a pita too and I'm always looking for quick, easy weeknight meals. I'm going to have to try this!

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  12. YUM, my mom used to make pita sandwiches for me when I was in highschool... I need to start buying the ingredients and making them myself! I could eat Greek food everyday.

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  13. Delish! This looks like the perfect weeknight meal- and I am HGE fan of tzatziki sauce I feel like you can put it on just about anything!
    xo
    lj
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  14. Looks so good. The best part is that this recipe fits right in with my diet. No adjustments necessary!

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  15. This looks so good! (Minus the chicken for this Vegetarian.) My go-to weeknight meal would probably be Mac & Cheese. Isn't that horrible? I hate to cook! But I only have Mac & Cheese when I'm busy and/or if we're running out of food and need to go grocery shopping.

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  16. it's 10:30 and i just feel like i need some of this immediately...now if i could just wade through the boxes to get to the kitchen.

    xo,
    c

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  17. That looks amazing - I think I"ll have to give it a try.

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  18. oo i love tzatziki! my go to meal especially in the spring and summer is cayenne rubbed chicken with an avacado, red onion, lime salsa/relish...so easy and yummy!

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  19. This looks absolutely delicious! I love tzatziki. My go-to weeknight dinner is anything involving chicken and whole-wheat pasta. Mmmm.
    xo Josie
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  20. why do i always seem to look at your blog right before i should be working out...not when i should be dreaming of yummy food! :)

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  21. This is one of my favorite meals and yours looks absolutely amazing!

    xx
    Nikki

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  22. My dad loooooves tzatziki sauce! He puts it on gyros. I think my favorite fast meal goes a little like this: I grill a chicken breast, and put all the vegetables I can in the pan, sort of like a stir fry. I just mix it all up and eat it! when I'm extra hungry, sometimes I just make spaghetti in addition!

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  23. i could eat tzatziki sauce on more than a gyro. so delicious. never made my own before but should try it....

    these look amazing!

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  24. These photos look delicious! So glad I found your blog and I'm excited to continue to follow you! xoxo

    melissa
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  25. Pitas are one of those things I love but never eat.... need to make one soon! Looks delish.


    xo
    jess
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  26. Looks yummy! My go to weekend food is usually stir-fry.
    xx Allie

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