Lemon-Za'atar Chicken Pita Wraps
6 Boneless-skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup Olive oil + 2 tablespoons
1/4 cup Za’atar mix + more to season the pita*
1 tablespoon Sumac
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 large lemons, juiced and zested
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon pepper
4 teaspoons chili powder (season the pita)
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
Red onion (optional)
First wash the chicken breasts under water and pat dry with paper towels. Slice the chicken breasts lengthwise into strips, set aside in a large bowl.
In the same large bowl combine za’atar mix, sumac, minced garlic cloves, 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper and crushed chili flakes. Mix together until all the chicken is coated with the spice mix. Place the bowl in the fridge to marinate for at least 1 hour. I marinated mine for 24 hours, but 1 hour will do.
Meanwhile make the tzatziki and the pickled vegetables, place in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
This recipe makes 2 pita wraps, so you will have a lot of chicken left over. You can either make all the wraps for the entire family or you can wrap the chicken in plastic wrap and place in the freezer to use later in the week. You can also make chicken skewers as seen above.
Grab as many strips of chicken as you please and grill over medium heat. Grill for about 8 minutes, about 4 minutes per side or until fully cooked.
Meanwhile, season the pitas. Brush 1 tablespoon of olive oil on each side of the two pitas, add chili powder and za’atar mix to both sides and warm the pitas on the same pan you grilled the chicken.
Fill the seasoned pitas with chicken, parsley, red onion, tzatziki and pickled vegetables.
Enjoy! I ate this for two weeks straight because I loved it.
*Note: Za’atar may be expensive in some stores, but you can find it cheap in Mediterranean supermarkets because za’atar is sold by the pound. I found a pretty large bag for $2.79, so you have to look around to find the cheapest price. Same goes with the sumac spice, Mediterranean supermarkets sell the spice cheaper than larger, well-known markets.