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Chicken souvlaki pitas

This quick and easy recipe provides all the enjoyment of souvlaki without all the work of assembling skewers. Serve with a crisp dark-green leafy salad on the side.
Recipe provided by Dairy Farmers of Canada ©
chicken souvlaki on a small round pita
8 servings / 20-25 min

Prep 10 min / Cook 10-15 min

Ingredients
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) dried oregano
  • Pepper
  • 500 g (1 lb) boneless skinless chicken, cut into 2.5 cm (1 inch) pieces
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) all-purpose flour
  • 375 mL (1 1/2 cup) 1% milk
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Eight 9 cm (3 1/2 inch) or four 15 cm (6 inch) whole-wheat pitas
  • 250 mL (1 cup) diced English cucumber (about 1/4)
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) plain 1% yogurt
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
Directions
  1. In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic, onion, oregano and 1 mL (1/4 tsp) pepper and sauté for about 3 minutes or until softened and starting to brown. Add chicken and sauté for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Whisk flour into milk and whisk into skillet; stir in lemon zest. Cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until sauce is thickened and chicken is no longer pink inside. Season to taste with pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, toast or heat pitas. In a bowl, combine cucumber and yogurt. Spoon chicken and sauce on top of pitas in open-face style, dollop with cucumber yogurt and sprinkle with tomatoes.
Nutritional info per serving (1 of 8)
  • Calories: 211
  • Protein: 19 g
  • Total fat: 5 g
    Saturated fat: 1 g
    Cholesterol: 43 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 24 g
    Fibre: 3 g
    Sugars: 5 g
    Added Sugars: 0 g
  • Sodium: 255 mg
  • Potassium: 503 mg