This traditional Greek dish is even easy to make in a small galley-style kitchen. Grill marinated chicken and pile it into warm pita bread with yogurt sauce, vegetables, and feta cheese.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
15 mins
1 hr 5 mins
1 hr 40 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Soak the bamboo skewers in water for 30 to 40 minutes.

  • Place shredded cucumber in a fine mesh sieve and press out excess liquid; allow to drain for 15 minutes.

  • Combine yogurt, 2 cloves minced garlic, shredded cucumber, dill, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside in the refrigerator to chill.

  • Place chicken in a bowl and add the oregano, 2 cloves minced garlic, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; stir thoroughly and set aside in the refrigerator to chill for 20 minutes.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Combine tomatoes, diced cucumber, onion, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Toss to combine.

  • Skewer the marinated chicken.

  • Grill the chicken skewers, squeezing with juice from 1/2 a lemon while cooking, until browned and no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes on each side.

  • Heat the pita bread on the grill until warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Top each heated pita bread round with chicken from 1 skewer, 1 to 2 spoonfuls of yogurt sauce, and tomato salad. Top with feta cheese slices.

Nutrition Facts

689 calories; protein 31.9g 64% DV; carbohydrates 70.1g 23% DV; fat 31g 48% DV; cholesterol 76.7mg 26% DV; sodium 944mg 38% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
This is so delicious!! I wouldn't change a thing. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
Very good! Thanks for sharing! Reviewed First Faceless frenzy Western Division 2012 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is so delicious!! I wouldn't change a thing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this last night with the highly rated Naan recipe on this site and threw everything on the grill. It took a while to make but was phenomenal! My husband thought it was better than our favorite Lebanese restaurant. Garlicky and so good. Will for sure make again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My husband wouldn't stop talking about how much he liked this recipe. It is very good! a lot of steps and a tad time consuming to make but the components can be made in advance to make dinner time prep faster. will for sure be making again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
very good lemony with out being overpowering Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Honest easy authentic and popular with me shipmates. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great way to use up chicken and peppers (after I've loaded up at Costco). Healthy fresh easy. The leftovers make a great filling for a pita bread sandwich. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We love this recipe!! Even the pickiest eaters love it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was excellent, We couldn’t find pita, so we used multigrain sandwich rounds. Added tomato and cucumber as garnish. Read More