Chicken Pitas with Tzatziki

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Tasty sandwiches with Greek/Middle Eastern/Indian flavors.
Ingredients
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 whole wheat pitas, warmed
1 cup romaine lettuce, shredded
2 tomatoes, sliced
red onion, thinly sliced
Seasoning
2 t garam masala
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3/4 t cumin seeds
1/4 t cinnamon
1/8 t cloves
1/8 t nutmeg
1/16 t ginger
3/8 t black pepper
salt
Tzatziki Sauce
3/4 cup yogurt
2 T olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 cloves garlic, minced
dried dill
black pepper
1 cup cucumber, thinly sliced
1/4 t salt
Equipment
small bowl
broiler pan
 
Directions
1. Combine yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, dill, and pepper in a bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
2. Preheat grill to medium high or position rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler.
3. Sprinkle chicken with seasoning.  Place the chicken on the grill rack or broiler pan and cook until no longer pink in the middle and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part reads 165°F, 4 to 8 minutes per side, depending on the size of the breast.  Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and let cool.
4. Add cucumber to yogurt mixture.  Salt to taste.
5. Thinly slice the chicken.  Split open the warm pitas and fill with chicken, tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomato, and onion.
 
Categories:
Cuisine   GreekDish   Main Dish
Cooking Method   BroiledMain Ingredient   Chicken
Style   One Dish MealsPrep Time   15 to 30 minutes
Cooking Time   less than 15 minutes




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