Photo: Levi Brown; Styling: Thom Driver
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 2 stuffed pita halves)

If you can't find tahini, substitute an equal amount of peanut butter to make the sauce for these Middle East–inspired sandwiches. You can prepare the sauce and chicken ahead of time and stuff the pitas when you're ready to eat.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine yogurt, shredded cucumber, tahini, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and garlic in a small bowl; set aside.

Step 2

Combine remaining 2 teaspoons lemon juice, olive oil, and next 4 ingredients (through chicken) in a small bowl. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Thread chicken pieces evenly onto 4 (8-inch) skewers. Coat grill pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 10 minutes or until done, turning every 2 minutes. Remove chicken from skewers.

Step 3

Divide chicken evenly among pita halves. Fill each pita half with 2 tablespoons lettuce, 1 tablespoon onion, 2 cucumber slices, 2 tomato slices, and 1 tablespoon sauce.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Too much garlic in the recipe but still a good recipe. Just don't add as much.

March 14, 2015
This is actually a fantastic recipe! Yes, too much garlic in the recipe but I only put half or one whole clove and that's it. This is super filling, delicious and satisfying. People need to learn to adjust recipes to their own taste. It's all about throwing in your own touch, add other herbs, fresh ones are great! Season things however you like. I basically approach recipes as a starting point and make them my own. P.S. I always put my shredded cucumber in a paper towel and squeeze out all the water. I can't stand watery dips/spreads. Happy cooking everyone!

starshine93078's Review

June 28, 2013
This review is actually for everything but the tahini sauce, because I could not justify buying a whole jar of tahini when I only needed a little bit...and all the reviews about it being too garlicky did kind of scare me. That being said, however, this is a mighty tasty sandwich. As opposed to the tahini-yogurt sauce, I did make it with a homemade tzatziki with a little chopped fresh mint, which was the perfect compliment to the lemony chicken and delicious veggies. DH & I loved it, and ate leftovers for lunch for the next couple of days.

Maratha's Review

March 15, 2012
Never, never, never to much garlic.....

JKL033's Review

February 05, 2012
I'm glad I made these as they are a little different than our usual fare, although they were a bit bland for my taste. I made my own tahini for this recipe and used the extra to make hummus that we enjoyed along with this. I served with spicy roasted potatoes and together that was a pretty good combo. I will make these again but might experiment with the sauce.

MPowell75's Review

September 23, 2011
WAY too much garlic. I think that has to be a typo in the recipe - it was very overpowering, and I only used 3 cloves (and I typically love garlic). Overall, it was ok but not amazing. Agree with other reviews that the chicken was kind of bland. I put some extra salt on it and that helped. Not sure that I'll ever use this recipe again, but I make tweak the sauce recipe a bit and use that in the future.

ajmonmurphy's Review

September 07, 2011
Love these. We use spinach instead of lettuce though. Easy and delicious.

AnneMarieFoley's Review

August 04, 2011
Fairly easy to make, and it's light.

pajamas7's Review

May 27, 2011
way too much garlic.

nicolecorsi's Review

May 26, 2011
These were easy to make but a little on the bland side. I think they would be great for an outdoor lunch with some snazzy appetizers, but alone they were just a bit boring.

CupcakeLiz's Review

May 22, 2011
Simple and tasty - great easy recipe for grilling out on a summer day. We used jarred minced garlic instead of fresh, and I think it helped cut some of what could have been overpowering garlic flavor. Also added extra shredded cucumber and salt/pepper to the tahini sauce mixture which brought out more of the flavor. This would also be great as a salad if you don't have pitas on hand. Will definitely make again!