I’m calling this “Greek-ish,” because it is one of my versions of Greek food – not 100% authentic, but the flavors and many of the ingredients are definitely Greek.
I made this meal at the beach for my whole family. My cousin asked me for the recipes, which of course I had not written. So, I was determined to recreate it and actually record the details – one of my new goals when I cook.
I’m posting this in 2 parts so that it isn’t too overwhelming.
Don’t be intimidated by these recipes. They are relatively easy to mix together, and each recipe shares similar ingredients.
Part 1 Recipes:
- Marinated & Grilled Greek Chicken
- Tzatziki Sauce
- Pita Assembly + Toppings
Part 2 Recipes:
- Roasted Mushrooms (Vegetables)
- Couscous Salad with Greek Dressing
Marinated & Grilled Greek Chicken
- 1/2 c plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 c red wine vinegar
- 1/8 c olive oil
- 1/2 Tbsp Greek seasoning
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/8 tsp dried or 1/4 tsp fresh dill
- 2 boneless chicken breasts (that is 2 chicken breasts in the picture above, just cut into smaller pieces)
Mix all of the above ingredients together. Marinate chicken breasts for at least 1 hour.
To cook, either grill or sauté the chicken in a hot nonstick pan.
Slice before serving.
(This was enough chicken for Todd and I to have for 2 dinners)
- 1 cucumber, most of the way peeled, chopped very small
- 1 c plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 tsp fresh dill, chopped; if using dry, use 1/4 tsp
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
Mix together all of the above ingredients. Refrigerate. This can be made ahead.
Assembly & Toppings
- lettuce, chopped (something crunchy, like iceberg or romaine, is best; I used spinach, because that is what I had on hand)
- tomatoes, diced
- cucumber, diced
- olives (Kalamata or black), halved
- banana peppers
- feta cheese
- pita bread or flatbread
- olive oil
Drizzle pita bread with olive oil. Bake or grill until warm, and cut into quarters.
We like to put the toppings, chicken, and tzatziki sauce on the pita bread, but this can be eaten however you like!