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I got this recipe idea from a Rachel Ray cookbook..AMAZING!!!! Only changed a few things, and this is definitely a family favorite!
Here Goes…don’t be scared by the long list of ingredients…basically you’re building a salad…that simple!
Greek Pitas with Grilled Chicken and Red Wine Vinaigrette
Zest and Juice of 2 lemons
4 cloves of garlic – minced
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
4 – 5 sprigs fresh oregano, minced
1 & 1/4 c. olive oil
1 package whole wheat pitas
2 lbs. chicken tenders
3 hearts romaine lettuce, washed
1 pt. cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 hot house cucumber (seedless) diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1/3 c. fresh italian flat leaf parsley, chopped
3 -4 oz. cans sliced black olives, drained
8 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
1. First things first: Wrap pitas in foil and set them in a 200° oven.
2. For marinade/vinaigrette:
Whisk lemon juice, zest, and vinegar in a bowl. Whisk in olive oil, then add garlic and oregano. Whisk together.
I use the bags of individually frozen chicken tenders. I open the bag, pour in 1/4 of the marinade you made above, squish it all around and let it hang out until you’re ready to grill it, turning the bag over a few times to make sure they’re marinated. That simple! (Tip: Using the bag the chicken comes in avoids extra dirty dishes, or the wasting of another ziploc! Love it!)
Tear or chop lettuce, add onion, tomato, cucumber, parsley, olives and feta cheese into a bowl. Cover, set in fridge.
5. Grill chicken until no longer pink. At this point, toss the salad (only what you’ll use now) with a small amount of the vinaigrette, and pile into the center of a platter. Arrange grilled tenders around the outside. Take pitas out of the oven, cut in half, and place in a basket covered by a bread towel.
6. Serve meal with extra vinaigrette and feta cheese.
Gorging instructions: Open pita halves, fill with chicken and greek salad, top with vinaigrette and feta…dig in! Yummy!
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