Monday, February 14, 2011

What says "I love you" more than a healthy, delish meal?

So today is Valentine's Day... such a beautiful day thought-wise. I am a lucky girl- I got to spend the day with the two loves of my life- my hubby & baby boy, Gabriel. Oh & I got my favorite-  Fran's Grey Sea Salt Chocolates. Having an illness that effects the ways in which I eat, it's hard to go out on a "normal" night let alone on a night when restaurants create pre-fixed meals & won't budge (Yes, this happens to me all of the time.) Well the last few days I have not felt well & today was bad so I knew I'd be cooking! Which is fine with me- when you love to cook & love to be home, EVERY night is SPECIAL.

Tonight I made Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce & I put my own spin on it. I'm sure how I make it is not "traditional" & I am sorry but it was DELISH! It is so easy & fast to make. I also prepared this cous cous on the side.

Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce
Pocket-FULL of goodness! 


  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 TBsp fresh dill
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 TBsp fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup diced cucumber (peeled & seeded)
  • 1 TBsp lemon juice
  • 1 TBsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic
  • Bread & Toppings:
  • pitas (I get white but will work with whole wheat)* 
  • Lettuce
  • tomato
  • cucumber

ChickenPreheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, dill & oregano. Arrange the boneless chicken on a foil lined baking sheet. Brush the olive oil & herb mixture onto the chicken. Bake for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked. Dice the chicken.  Tzatziki Sauce:
Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Serve the  sauce topped on the chicken in the pita.

*Lishie tip- Place the entire pita flat on a bread board & slice a 1/4 off of the top to create a pocket. Puffer open the pita pocket & take the sliced piece & carefully stuff it into the bottom of the pita. This helps create a thicker bottom so when the weight of the food & when the sauce drips to the bottom, there's extra bread to absorb. Helps keep the pita intact longer!


  1. Lish, love this recipe and I will definately make this ASAP! Love the ingredients and flavor profile. This is going to be tasty, healthy, and easy to make. Win-Win. Thanks!

  2. let me know if you all like it, Carol!

  3. Lish, I finally got to make this. Whoa Baby, is this good! This dish is a major success! We loved it! The tzatziki sauce is awesome! I have never made that sauce before and now this is must have. Your recipe rocks, never mind that it is healthy too, it tastes like a real Gyro! Thanks for your genius!

  4. I am so happy you loved it, Carol!!! It's so tasty & healthy & quick! Wish I could be lunching with you!!!