I’m constantly printing out recipes or ripping them out of magazines. Sometimes I take a second (or third) look at them and decide that I just don’t want to make it for various reasons. Usually it’s because it requires too many ingredients or more than I feel like buying. And while the ingredient list for this Sheet Pan Greek Pita is a bit long, it was thankfully ingredients that I normally have on hand or are part of a typical trip to the supermarket.
Another plus to this recipe… It came together in less than 45 minutes. Since the salad requires a little time to sit and marinate I decided to make it earlier in the day so it would be ready by the time my chicken was done.
And when it was time to eat, it was super easy to put together. I cut a pita in half, added in some of the salad, some of the chicken and topped it off with more of the salad. This is one recipe that I won’t be tossing. This pita was delicious and I may have discovered a new way to make my chicken for salads!
Sheet Pan Greek Pita
For the Chicken:
4 boneless & skinless chicken thighs cut into 1-inch pieces
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon salt
For the Cucumber Tomato Salad:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 cucumber, diced
1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
2 tablespoons chopped mint
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup black olives chopped (or Kalamata olives)
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
Juice of half a lemon
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 Pitas for serving
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients for the salad and mix well. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
Combine all the ingredients for the chicken in a medium bowl. Mix well and then spread on a large baking pan. Make sure to leave ample space between the chicken so it roasts as opposed to steam. Cook in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
To serve, slice a pita in half, spoon some of the cucumber tomato salad into the pita, followed by the chicken and top it off with more of the salad.
Recipe from Chef Jason Goldstein