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Greek Chicken Pita with Whipped Feta

This Greek Chicken Pita with Whipped Feta is a quick, easy, and healthy Mediterranean inspired meal! Tender chicken meatballs are studded with onion, garlic, and plenty of spices and nestled on to warm pieces of pita smothered in a delicious whipped feta spread. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword greek chicken pita, greek meatballs, chicken meatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 pitas
Calories 339 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken breast
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 large garlic cloves, grated
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 small onion, divided
  • 4 oz feta
  • 1 oz light cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 whole-wheat pitas

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchement paper.

  2. Add chicken, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, salt, rosemary and dried oregano to a medium bowl. Grate 3/4 of the onion into the bowl and then finely chop the remaining 1/4 of the onion and add it to the bowl as well. Use your hands to mix the ingredients just until they are combined.

  3. Use a small cookie spoon to form the chicken into meatballs. Wet hands with cold water and roll into a perfect ball. Place on the prepare baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.

  4. While the meatballs cook, make the whipped feta. Add the feta, cream cheese, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, onion powder, and dill to a food processor. Pulse until smooth and whipped. Season with salt and pepper. Pulse one more time.

  5. Use a vegetable peeler to shave the cucumber into thinly sliced pieces. To assemble, spread the whipped feta on the bottom of each pita. Top with shaved cucumber and red onion. Place chicken meatballs on top.

Nutrition Facts
Greek Chicken Pita with Whipped Feta
Amount Per Serving (1 pita)
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 103mg34%
Sodium 1010mg44%
Potassium 492mg14%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 213IU4%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 141mg14%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.