Greek Salad Pitas with Grilled Chicken

Here’s the essence of a greek salad in a pita bread. The light lemon-garlic mayonnaise goes well with the vegetables and chicken.

1. Dust the chicken with the flour. Lightly coat a nonstick pan with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat. Sauté the chicken thighs for about 7 minutes on each side or just until cooked through. Cool and slice thinly.

2. Combine the tomatoes, cucumber, green onion, black olives and chicken in a large bowl. Add the mayonnaise, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper, feta and oregano. Toss to combine. Add the fresh mint.

3. Cut the pitas in half and line each half with baby spinach. Divide the chicken mixture evenly among the 6 pita halves and serve.

12 oz skinless boneless chicken thighs (or breasts) (about 4 thighs)
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
3/4 cup chopped cucumber
1/3 cup chopped green onion
3/4 cup chopped black olives
2 Tbsp light mayonnaise
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
pinch of salt and pepper
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 1 1/2 oz)
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
3 whole wheat pitas 1 cup baby spinach

Nutritional Analysis per Serving (1/2 pita)

Calories 189
Protein 10 g
Fat 8.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.7 g
Carbohydrates 20 g
Cholesterol 23 mg
Sodium 381 mg
Fiber 3.1 g

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes

Make Ahead: Prepare early in the day, but stuff just before serving.

Serves 6

Nutrition Watch: Olives are packed with monounsaturated fats and are a good source of vitamin E. These nutrients are thought to prevent cell damage and inflammation. Eat in moderation since they do contain excess calories.