On a basic level, these are Mediterranean chicken tacos. The only crucial ingredients here are shredded chicken and pita bread. Sounds boring right? Think of it like you’re going to Pita Pit. The toppings are what make this meal stand out.
(For the chicken)
1 boneless/skinless chicken breast
1 16 oz can chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, or ½ tablespoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons oregano
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon corn starch
(For the pita)
3 Pocket pitas or flatbreads, heated at 350 for 5 min
(For the toppings)
Hummus, Tzatziki, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Onion, Bell pepper, Jalapeños, Pepperoncini, Feta or another cheese, Lettuce, Cabbage, Corn, Black beans, etc.
A skillet and a small sauce pot
4 out of 10 spatulas
1) Heat the skillet to medium high (6 or 7) and add two tablespoons of olive oil.
2) Cut the chicken breast in half and place both pieces in the skillet. Brown on both sides for about 5 minutes.
3) Remove the chicken from the skillet and place the halves in the saucepot, along with the can of chicken broth. Bring to a simmer, and set a timer for 15 minutes.
4) During this time, go ahead and preheat the oven. Now would also be a good time to prepare toppings.
5) Cut up whatever veggies you like, get out some hummus, whatever. My personal favorite combo is hummus, cucumbers, onion, lettuce, tomato, and feta with a few squirts of sriracha sauce.
6) When the chicken is done, move the pieces into a large mixing bowl to cool. Once they are cool use two forks to shred the chicken into small pieces.
7) Add the shredded chicken back to the skillet, along with ½ cup of the broth from the pot, the cornstarch, salt, pepper, garlic, oregano, and vinegar. Turn the heat to medium-low and allow to simmer for 8-10 minutes.
8) Heat the pitas in the oven for about five minutes, or until warm.
9) When the chicken and pitas are done, move everything to the table.
10) ASSEMBLE PITAS!!
Put some chicken in your bread, and add whatever you want. It’s like you’re in Pita Pit, but it’s not 3 am and nobody is sneaking in just to use the bathroom.