Filed under: Main Entree, Sandwich | Tags: chicken, feta, feta dressing, grilled bread, lemon, pita bread, summer dinner, thyme
I have a tendency to cook less in the summer and just let the fresh summer ingredients speak for themselves. I like how refreshing and tangy this chicken is with the feta cheese dressing. Pizza dough is the base for the bread, but lemon and thyme are the star of this meal. I use the same marinade for the chicken and bread. Do not limit yourself to just chicken. I have used an assortment of vegetables, steak, or fish. I have also use whole wheat pizza dough.
5 Tablespoon of freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
2/3 cups of olive oil
2 gloves of garlic, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
handful of fresh thyme
4 chicken breasts, pounded down slightly or thinly sliced
1 pound pizza dough
1.Mix up marinade in a jar with a lid:lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, s&p, and shake well.
2.Place chicken in a shallow dish and cover with marinade, leaving 1/3 of the marinade in the jar to brush on the bread later. Then place thyme on the chicken and toss well.
3.Pizza dough is at room temperature and the grill/ grill pan is set on medium. Form bread rounds into your desired thickness and shape. Brush one side of marinade. Place marinade side down on grill.
4. When bread is done cooking on one side, brush the top with marinade and place thyme leaves on the bread. Press in the leaves into the bread. (I have used dough from my bread machine or store-bought.)
5.Flip bread over and cook until it reaches desired crispness. Finish all bread and set aside.
6.Grill marinated chicken until cooked until cooked through on both sides. Pull of heat.
7.Assemble sandwich as desired and top with Feta dressing (see recipe below)
1 ounce feta cheese
2 T. buttermilk
3 T. greek yogurt (I usually use the 0%)
1 1/2 t. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 t. fresh thyme leaves
s&p to taste
sesame oil, a few drops
1. Mix together and served chilled.
I make a variety of this with goat cheese or blue cheese. It is a good creamy dressing with a bit of tang. It is low in calorie, fat and carbs. It really is a go to dressing for a lot of things.
Kids and adults both like this meal. I actually crave the dressing against the tang of the lemon. Enjoy.
Pull up a chair, Elizabeth
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