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

RosaLovesDC said...

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.

taylor said...

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!

Julie and Lauren said...

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

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

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

I love anything with tzatziki! Looks so good!

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Collections said...

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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Collette Osuna said...

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...

Taylor said...

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

Amber's Notebook said...

YUM! I like spicy like you do and I LOVE tzatziki and pitas!yum!
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Nicole Marie said...

i love simple mid week dinners like this

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

yummm looks ahhmazing!! xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

Valerie said...

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!

Alicia said...

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.

Laura J said...

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
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Kayla said...

Looks so good. The best part is that this recipe fits right in with my diet. No adjustments necessary!

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Marie a la Mode said...

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.

this free bird said...

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

Alex said...

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

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aaez said...

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!

Josie said...

This looks absolutely delicious! I love tzatziki. My go-to weeknight dinner is anything involving chicken and whole-wheat pasta. Mmmm.
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CarrieJo said...

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! :)

nikki said...

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

xx
Nikki

Taylor said...

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!

PursuitOfLLT said...

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

these look amazing!

melissa said...

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

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Jess said...

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


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Allie said...

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