Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
4 servings (serving size: 2 stuffed pita halves)

In Greece, souvlaki typically refers to skewers of grilled lamb. In America, chicken is more common, and it's often served in pita bread. Precooked chicken makes these sandwiches a snap to prepare. Serve with tabbouleh.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine feta cheese, yogurt, dill, 1 teaspoon oil, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic in a small bowl, stirring well.

Step 2

Heat remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 teaspoon garlic and oregano to pan, and sauté for 20 seconds. Add chicken, and cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Place 1/4 cup chicken mixture in each pita half, and top with 2 tablespoons yogurt mixture, 2 tablespoons shredded lettuce, 1 tablespoon cucumber, and 1 tablespoon tomato. Divide onion evenly among pitas.

Ratings & Reviews

newbie1986's Review

October 12, 2013

SOSEI72's Review

February 26, 2013
I followed the recipe, except I used rotisserie chicken and sprinkled some cayenne pepper before I rolled the ingredients up in flax seed flat bread, it was super delicious. My kids said it was a do-over!

Booie13's Review

October 17, 2012

mrscrazyed's Review

September 21, 2011
Sorry, I was very disappointed in this recipe. It was relatively bland and the amount of vegetables in the dish overpowered the chicken.

JaniceVM's Review

March 04, 2011
Very tasty. Sauce was the bomb. I didn't bother threading chicken. Pitas didn't open - so we kind of rolled the sandwich in the bread. Served with baked sweet potato fries and family was happy.

incremona's Review

August 05, 2010
This is the second time I have made this dish. The recipe is quick enough for everyday but tasty enough for a casual get together. I made the Tzatziki sauce from another Cooking Light recipe entitled Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce. I did not use the lettuce or onion. I served this with fresh melon. Delicious!

carolfitz's Review

July 17, 2010
(this was a December-issue superfast recipe but in July I was able to make some substitutions) Prepped yogurt & veggies to recipe, using fresh garlic. Started with raw cubed chicken, marinated with the garlic, fresh oregano & a little lemon juice. Then skewered & grilled chicken and warmed pitas on the bbq. Fresh, light, flavorful. Good summer meal, fast & easy.

JIMMIC's Review

April 07, 2010
I'm giving this recipe four stars, however it's not a special occasion dish. I used a brined sear-roasted boneless chicken breast that I adopted from another CL recipe found here. http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1891913 The pita's I bought would not split easily so I served it open face on top of the pita. This dish would be just as tasty served cold. We used all the chicken for 2 servings and that was our total meal other than fruit for dessert.

JulieDouglas's Review

March 30, 2010

acastellani's Review

September 01, 2009
I added about a tablespoon or so of lemon juice to the sauce - I think it made it much better. Otherwise, delicious recipe. Would definitely make it again.