Marinated Chicken Pita Sandwich Recipe -
Marinated Chicken Pita Sandwich Recipe
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Marinated Chicken Pita Sandwich

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"This is a very tasty and extremely simple sandwich. You do need to marinate the chicken at least 3 hours. I usually do it overnight."

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Original recipe makes 2 sandwiches Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    3 hrs 20 mins


  1. Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, oregano, garlic powder, and pepper in a large resealable bag. Add chicken cubes, mix well, and allow to marinate in the refrigerator 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Pour the chicken and marinade into a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink. Stuff each half of the pocket bread with chicken, onion, tomato, and yogurt; serve while still hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 25, 2006

This was absolutely delicious as well as authentic & I'm honored to be the first to rate it. It's got the perfect mix of citrus/spice flavor (make sure to use fresh lemon juice---big difference in flavor). We added sliced cucumber in the pita & my husband had some deli purchased dill dip on the side, but I wouldn't change anything on recipe itself. This was so good in fact that I'm going to use the marinade to make Greek Potatoes, since the one offered on Allrecipes lacks any authenticity. Thanks Dave, obviously we loved it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 07, 2007

I was very excited to try this sounded delicious, and all the ingredients were exciting! When I made it however, I was very disappointed that the chicken tasted just like olive oil, and nothing else! I marinated overnight, and was really looking forward to a tasty dish, and it was all delicious, except for the main part, the chicken marinade. If I make it again, I may not use any oil at all, just the lemon juice, and I'll add more fresh herbs to the marinade.


58 Ratings

Jul 08, 2007

This was just ok to me. The chicken didn't have quite enough flavor. I would recommend dumping out the marinade before cooking if you like your chicken browned. Otherwise it sort of poaches in the extra marinade. I would also recommend making tzatziki (sp?) instead of just using plain yogurt.

Jun 30, 2009

This was very, very good! I marinated my cubed chicken overnight and cooked outside on the grill. For the yogurt, I used 2/3 cup plain yogurt + 1/3 cup chopped cucumber + 3 Tablespoons finely minced onion + 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley (dried parsley can be substituted).

May 10, 2010

Not a bad basic recipe! I added cucumbers sundried tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms and dill. Tasted pretty good!

May 05, 2010

So simple, but so delicious! I usually marinate overnight. No changes needed.

Jun 06, 2007

I also didn't marinate for 3 hours-closer to 1 1/2, but it didn't matter, the chicken was incredibly flavorful and tender. We ate these with "Peppy's Pita Bread" from this site, and it was great. My husband and 5yo son went nuts for these.

Dec 16, 2006

This was a very tasty recipe. Make sure to use exactly the suggested amount of lemon juice, or even less - it was a touch strong, almost sour, but I wasn't measuring exactly so it may be my fault - in short, if you have very sensitive tastebuds, go easy on the lemon juice. Other than that, delicious, and I agree with the other reviewer this would make an absolutely wonderful chicken marinade, especially for BBQ. I didn't have any yogurt on hand so I substituted with sour cream - delicious, and we also stuffed some lettuce in our pitas. Our pitas were falling apart so I can see why using tortillas instead would make sense. On the whole - flavourful and delicious - tastes Greek.. mmm...!


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  • Calories
  • 460 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 30.3 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 19.9 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 819 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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