Grilled Greek Chicken Sandwich
July 31, 2012
For a quick weeknight meal, chicken on the grill is hard to beat. Here NoExcusesBBQ.com dresses up plain ol’ chicken breasts with some Greek flavors.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Tonight we referred to it as “dinner.” One of our favorite local eateries features a Greek Chicken Sandwich, described as follows:
Tender grilled chicken breast, tzatziki sauce, fresh onion, pickles, tomato, crisp lettuce, juicy ring of pineapple, feta cheese on soft pita bread.
Of course, I found that description after I attempted to recreate it on my own. For the chicken, I sliced a couple of breasts, marinated them in a mixture of lemon juice, granulated garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper, then grilled them directly over the flame (something I rarely do) on the grill.
I made my own tzatziki sauce. You can too, if you follow this recipe:
Tzatziki (Greek Cucumber Salad)
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup cucumber (peeled, seeded, and shredded, squeezed and drained)
- 2 tbs. minced garlic
- 1 tbs. chopped fresh dill
- 1 tbs. chopped fresh mint (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
Mix everything and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour to let the flavors combine.
Of course, given I didn’t bother to look up the web site for the menu prior to making the meal, my version was a bit different.
I got most of it right, but used mushrooms instead of pickles and substituted goat cheese for the feta (only because we were out). And the store-bought pita bread wasn’t quite as good as theirs, which I suspect they make themselves. Having said that, this meal still rocked, and wasn’t all that different from what we get in town. And the best news? I made extra and will have more for lunch tomorrow…