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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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

460 calories; 30.3 g total fat; 40 mg cholesterol; 819 mg sodium. 28.1 g carbohydrates; 19.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (42)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2006
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/08/2007
I was very excited to try this recipe...it 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. Read More
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61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2006
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! Read More
(30)
Rating: 2 stars
08/08/2007
I was very excited to try this recipe...it 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. Read More
(42)
Rating: 3 stars
07/08/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2006
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! Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2009
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). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2010
Not a bad basic recipe! I added cucumbers sundried tomatoes spinach mushrooms and dill. Tasted pretty good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2010
So simple but so delicious! I usually marinate overnight. No changes needed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2006
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...! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2007
I marinated the chicken for almost 24 hours. I added some cayenne but followed the recipe exactly otherwise. I put it in a pita with lettuce mix tomatoes red onions & hummus. The flavor of the chicken was great and not too lemony. This one's a keeper. Read More
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