Monday, June 1, 2009
Day 126: Slow Cooker (crock pot) Greek Chicken Pita Folds
Makes 4 servings
Ideal slow cooker size: 3 quart
1 medium onion, sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
½ tsp dried oregano leaves
¼ tsp ground allspice
4 pita pockets breads
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 tomato, sliced
½ cup chopped cucumber
1 medium red pepper, sliced in thin strips
1. In slow cooker mix onion, garlic, chicken, lemon pepper, oregano and allspice; mix to coat chicken with seasoning.
2. Cover; cook on LOW for 4-6 hours.
3. Remove chicken from slow cooker; place on cutting board. Shred chicken with 2 forks. Salt and pepper to taste.
4. To serve, stir yogurt into onion mixture in slow cooker. Spoon chicken onto warm pita breads. With slotted spoon, transfer onion mixture onto chicken; top with tomato, cucumber and peppers.
I LOVED this recipe! It was delish. I loved the flavor of the yogurt sauce. It reminded me of gyros...except with chicken instead of lamb. This is a great summer recipe. I tried to make homemade pita pockets for the first time and I'm sorry to say they didn't turn out. They were too thick and the pocket didn't really form. So I won't be posting that recipe. Anyone have tips for making pitas? I give this 4 1/2 stars and will be definitely making it again.