I absolutely love making sauces with yogurt instead of mayonnaise or sour cream. It makes a dish so much lighter and it actually adds more protein to the recipe as well! Along with using yogurt in this recipe, I also used one of my favorite herbs – dill! Dill has a tangy, refreshing taste that gives any dish a pop of flavor!
The chicken is marinated in lime juice and hot sauce, and cucumber is added to the pita to give it a nice crunch. All of these flavors and textures together make this dish super tasty and satisfying!
Chicken Pita with Dill Mustard Tzatziki Sauce
Yield: 6 pita pocket halves
- 6 chicken thighs, boneless & skinless
- Juice from 2 limes
- 2 Tablespoons hot sauce
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon garlic & herb all purpose seasoning
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 3 pita pockets (Arnold pita thins)
- 2 small seedless cucumbers, sliced thin
- 1 cup spring mix
- Add the chicken to a large freezer bag.
- In a small bowl, mix together lime juice, hot sauce, olive oil, and seasoning.
- Add tge marinade to the chicken and shake the bag until all chicken is coated.
- Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours and up to overnight.
- Heat the grill on high.
- While the grill is heating, remove the chicken from the bag and sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
- Place each chicken thigh on the grill, and close the lid for about 7 minutes.
- Flip the chicken and cook on the other side for 7 more minutes or until cooked through.
- Remove chicken from the grill and let rest for about 10 minutes
- Use two forks and pull the chicken apart carefully – it should come apart relatively easy because it’s dark meat!
- Slice each pita pocket in half
- Fill the inside with about 1 Tablespoon of dill mustard tzatziki sauce (recipe below)
- Layer cucumber slices on top of the tzatzikisauce
- Fill the pita pocked half with 1/6 of the chicken
- Place a handful of spring mix on top of chicken until pita is full
For the Dill Mustard Tzatziki Sauce:
- ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
- Juice from 1 lime
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix well with a fork or whisk.
Nutrition: (1/2 pita pocket): 377 calories, 24g fat, 5g saturated fat, 14g monounsaturated fat, 4g polyunsaturated fat, 333mg sodium, 30g carbohydrates, 7g fiber, 17g protein
– From Pure Barre enthusiast, Gabrielle Terzano, client at Pure Barre South Jersey, NJ – Haddonfield.
About Gabrielle: My passion is living well, eating healthy and being physically fit. I want to motivate others and be a mentor for people to lose weight or change their lifestyle for the better. I take classes at Northeastern University for my Master of Science in Nutrition with a concentration in Obesity and Nutritional Health.