To make the tzatziki sauce, strain the yogurt using cheesecloth over a bowl. Let strain for several hours or overnight, if possible, to remove as much moisture as possible. (You won’t believe how much liquid drains from the yogurt – it makes the yogurt much thicker and creamier. If you want to splurge on Greek yogurt, like Oikos or Fage, you won’t need to strain it like this.)
Shred the cucumber. Wrap in a towel a squeeze to remove as much water as possible. Mix together the strained yogurt, shredded cucumber, garlic, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper to taste, and lemon juice. Drizzle lightly with olive oil. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
To prepare the chicken, combine the garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, yogurt, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Whisk together until mixed well. Add the chicken to the bowl and mix well to coat. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
Cook the chicken as desired, either in the skillet, broiler or on the grill. (I grilled it – or rather my husband grilled it in our 20 degree temperatures!) Once the chicken is completely cooked through, transfer to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes and then cube.
Heat pitas. Top with chicken, tzatziki sauce, diced tomatoes and sliced onions. Serve immediately.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (1027g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 114 (11%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 12.7g||17 %|
|Saturated Fat 4.5g||22 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2.3g|
|Cholesterol 421.3mg||130 %|
|Sodium 1022.4mg||35 %|
|Potassium 2363.3mg||62 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 37.2g||11 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.3g||9 %|
|Sugars, other 34.9g|
|Protein 174.1g||249 %|
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Calories per serving: 1001
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