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Spicy Chicken Pitas

These Spicy Chicken Pitas are made with boneless, skinless chicken thighs and you can prep all the components ahead of time and assemble them quickly for a healthy lunch or dinner.

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These Spicy Chicken Pitas are made with boneless, skinless chicken thighs and you can prep all the components ahead of time and assemble them quickly for a healthy lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

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  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 12 tsp cayenne pepper, depending on spice level desired
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • chopped lettuce
  • diced tomato
  • diced red onion
  • diced cucumber
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp finely diced cucumber
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • whole wheat pitas, halved

Instructions

Cut each chicken thigh into quarters and place in a large ziploc bag. 
In a small bowl, combine 2 tsp garlic powder, paprika,  cayenne pepper and olive oil and mix until combined. 
Add spice mixture to ziploc bag and mix until all pieces are coated. 
Let marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight. 
Spread chicken on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. 
Once cooled, thinly slice all pieces. 
Combine diced tomato, onion and cucumber and store until ready to assemble. 
In a small bowl, combine yogurt, 2 Tbsp finely diced cucumber, garlic powder and lemon juice to make tzatziki sauce. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Store until ready to serve. 
When ready to eat, stuff pita halves with lettuce, chicken, tomato mixture and tzatziki sauce (or other dressing of choice). 

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