Greek Chicken Lettuce Cups with Avocado Tzatziki



Two delicious and healthy recipes in one: chicken pitas x greek salad!


Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes


Great source of…

✓ Protein

Healthy fats

✓ Iodine

✓ Calcium

✓ Phosphorous

✓ Vitamins C, K, B-12


Ingredients:

Chicken

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp pepper

  • 1/2 tsp fresh dill weed

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 lemon (freshly grated zest and juiced)

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • 8-10 fresh butter lettuce leaves

Salad

  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced

  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved or quartered

  • 1/3 cup roasted red peppers, chopped

  • 1 seedless cucumber, peeled and chopped

  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives (sliced if desired)

  • 6 oz feta cheese

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced

  • 1/2 tsp fresh dill weed

  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Avocado Tzatziki

  • 1 ripe avocado

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt or nut-based yogurt

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp fresh dill

  • 1/2 tsp honey

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


Steps:

  1. Heat broiler in oven to highest setting with oven rack about 6in below. Spray baking sheet with nonstick pray & add chicken.

  2. Stir together salt, pepper, dill, and garlic. Cover chicken evenly on both sides.

  3. Place directly under broiler and broil for 6 minutes. Flip chicken and broil for an additional 6 minutes.

  4. While chicken cooks, whisk together honey, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Once chicken is finished, brush honey mixture on top and broil for 2 more minutes. Brush other side of chicken and broil 2 more minutes.

  5. Remove chicken from oven, let cool, and then slice.

  6. Make salad: in a large bowl, place shallots, peppers, cucumbers, olives and half of feta. In a smaller bowl, whisk together vinegar, lemon juice, honey, garlic, dill, oregano, salt and pepper. Slowly add olive and whisk. Then, pour dressing over vegetables and let sit.

  7. Make avocado tzatziki: in a food processor, combine all tzatziki ingredients (see above).

  8. Assemble lettuce cups by spreading tzatziki on the bottom of each leaf then top with greek salad, chicken, and extra feta.


Tips:

  1. Store salad overnight in the fridge for tons of flavor and a delicious lunch the following day!


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