Crock Pot Creations: Lemon Chicken Pitas
It’s recipe #2 in the Crock Pot Creations series. This time it’s Lemon Chicken Pitas.
This was the first time I attempted this meal in the Crock Pot (typically I grill the chicken). But the slow cooker did not fail me, and it proved to be a delicious (and EASY) dinner.
Start by placing a package of chicken breasts (1 – 1 1/2 lbs) in a Ziploc bag. Add the zest and juice of one lemon, 1 tsp. garlic, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, salt and pepper. I let my chicken marinate for 24 hours. I wouldn’t recommend less than eight hours so you make sure all the lemon gets absorbed into the chicken.
When you’re ready to cook, throw the bag of chicken mixture into the Crock Pot along with about 1/2 cup of chicken broth. Water is okay too; just something to keep the chicken from drying out when it’s cooked. Cook on low for about 6 – 8 hours, until the chicken shreds like the photo below.
I serve the lemon chicken with Trader Joe’s tzatziki sauce piled onto a piece of warmed Trader Joe’s Middle Eastern flatbread. It is SO good! I’m sure these would be delicious with some chopped tomato and red onion too. This dinner is usually filling enough on its own. But lemon scented rice or Greek salad would make delicious side dishes.
On a separate note, this is a photo of Sophie and her first piñata experience at a friend’s birthday party. Sophie will stop at nothing for candy. I feel bad for Hello Kitty. And yes, it’s as big as it looks.