May 6, 2015

Deconstructed Greek Platter

Alright everyone, I think I found my perfect meal. The last meal I would eat on earth if I had the choice. I'm serious here.
I saw this delicious idea on none other than good old Instagram and HAD to try it. I am obsessed with Greek food and could not believe how simple and amazing this dish is.
What's not to love about yummy seasoned grilled chicken, crisp cucumbers, fresh tomatoes, salty feta, flavorful tzatziki and crispy homemade pita chips. Man I'm getting hungry.
This dish honestly takes no time at all to whip up and you will not be disappointed! This meal screams summer and I can't wait to eat it for every meal. ;)

Deconstructed Greek Platter
2 large chicken breasts, butterflied
1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
sprinkle of oregano, thyme, dill, kosher salt, pepper, etc. (About 1/4 tsp. of each)
2 roma tomatoes, chopped
1 large cucumber, chopped
feta cheese, crumbled

1. Combine olive oil and desired spices in medium bowl. Place chicken breasts in oil/spice mixture and stir to coat. Let marinade in fridge for at least 15 minutes.
2. Heat a grill or frying pan over medium heat and cook chicken breasts until they are opaque on one side and flip. Cook the other side until it is no longer pink in the center. Slice or cube chicken and serve alongside tomatoes, cucumber, feta, pita chips and tzatziki sauce.

Homemade Toasted Pita Chips
Source: Ina Garten
1 package pita bread
olive oil
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Cut each pita bread in quarters and each quarter in half to make 8 triangles. Place them in a single layer on a sheet pan and sprinkle lightly with olive oil, salt and pepper.
3. Bake for about 10 minutes, until crisp, turning once.

Quick Tzatziki Sauce
1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp. garlic, minced
1-2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. dried dill weed
kosher salt and pepper to taste

1. Combine ingredients in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Store covered in refrigerator up to 3 days.

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