Tzatziki with grilled chicken and pitas

Tzatziki with grilled chicken and pitas

tzatziki with grilled chicken

Tzatziki with grilled chicken and pitas makes the perfect mid-week meal.

  • 45 mins
  • 4-6
  • Intermediate



  • 4 chicken breasts, butterflied
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 80ml olive or avocado oil


  • 2 small cucumbers, grated
  • 5ml salt
  • 250ml Bulgarian yoghurt
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 15ml honey
  • small handful mint, chopped


  • 2 handfuls rocket
  • 2 handfuls cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, halved lengthways, pips removed, and chopped
  • 100g packet black olives
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4-6 pita breads, toasted


  1. For the chicken, combine the ingredients and allow to marinate.
  2. For the tzatziki, sprinkle the cucumber with salt. Set aside for 10 minutes. Combine the remaining ingredients. Drain the cucumber and press out the extra juices. Mix the cucumber with the yoghurt mixture. Season.
  3. For the salad, combine the rocket, tomatoes, cucumber, olives and onion.
  4. Heat a griddle pan on medium and grill the chicken for about 4 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Serve with the tzatziki, pitas and salad.

Magazine issue date: Mar, 2018

Joni van der Merwe

About Joni van der Merwe

Digital editor I’m getting married in 2018 and I think it’s the perfect time to focus on my relationship with not only my fiance but my friends, family and colleagues too. I want to nurture and cherish the people I love by being more understanding and present in their lives.


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