Lemon Pepper Chicken Pitas
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Author: Rachel Hanawalt
Prep time: 35 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Easy to make and family-approved, these delicious chicken pitas blend bright Middle Eastern flavors and spices with the satisfying crunch of fresh veggies.
Ingredients
Chicken
  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins
  • ⅛ C olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
Green Pepper and Cucumber Salad
  • 1 C green pepper cut into slivers
  • 1 C cucumber cut into slivers
  • ½ C carrots cut into thin coins
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 6 pitas
  • store bought or my fresh baba ganoush* (garlic hummus work with this recipe too)
Instructions
  1. To prep the chicken, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Allow the chicken to marinate for 30 minutes to an hour before cooking. Grill the chicken over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  2. Make the salad while the chicken is marinating and grilling. The salad tastes the best when the veggies are thinly sliced. This is most easily done with a mandolin slicer, but an extra sharp knife will work, too. Evenly coat the vegetables with the white wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper that have been whisked together.
  3. If you decide to make fresh baba ganoush be sure to check out my Baba Ganoush* recipe for detailed instructions. To save on time, you can purchase canned baba ganoush from many grocery stores, but it's not nearly as tasty. Garlic hummus is also a delicious alternative in this recipe.
  4. To assemble, cut the pitas in half, spread with a generous portion of baba ganoush, and stuff with the salad and grilled chicken. Serve immediately.
Notes
*Full Baba Ganoush Recipe: https://simpleseasonal.com/recipes/homemade-roasted-garlic-baba-ganoush
Recipe by Simple Seasonal at https://simpleseasonal.com/recipes/lemon-pepper-chicken-pitas