GREEK SALAD CHICKEN WRAP
The Greek salad might be one of the most well-known salads in the world. In Greece there many salads that are served, but the traditional Greek salad has been exported and become recognized nearly everywhere. I use it as the basis for many great dishes in my household. It is wonderful on its own, served with fish, or use for a sandwich like this Grilled Chicken Wrap. We served this sandwich at our Greek restaurant and it was always popular with customers!
This is a great wrap to make for lunch boxes, poolside lunches, or no-cook dinners. I make it very easy on myself by grilling the chicken in advance and cutting it into strips that are kept in the fridge until I need them. I make the grilled chicken especially good by flavoring it with a classic Greek marinade which involves lots of oregano, lemon juice, and olive oil. I find these strips store very well in the fridge for a few days. This makes my life so much easier when I’m ready to assemble the wraps!
I prefer to make the salad fresh because it tastes much better that way. To assemble the wrap, I simply bring everything together right before I’m ready to serve it and fold it up in a freshly grilled pita. For lunchboxes I tend to wrap the sandwich up once it has been sliced to ensure all the flavors stay inside until it is time to eat.
This is a terrific, healthy wrap to serve for lunch or dinner. Everyone always loves the flavors of the freshly grilled chicken and the Greek salad; it is truly a win-win all around. Enjoy!
Greek Salad Chicken Wrap | Elliniki Wrap
This is a classic sandwich wrap that works any time of year. I can’t tell you how often I get asked for this recipe. It is basically a flavorful Greek salad wrapped up with grilled chicken in a soft, grilled pita wrap. Make this for lunch or dinner any day of the week!
Makes 4 wraps
½ head of romaine lettuce, washed, dried and chopped
1 tomato, cored and chopped
½ cucumber, chopped (about 1 cup)
½ cup Kalamata olives
2 peppercinis (optional)
¼ red onion, finely chopped
½ cup of feta
¼ cup of dressing red wine and olive oil dressing (see recipe below)
4 pitas, freshly grilled*
16 ounces (1 pound) grilled chicken (4 oz per wrap), thinly sliced
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
½ tsp salt
½ tsp oregano
¼ tsp black pepper
*To grill pitas: bring to grill or stove burner to high heat. Gently brush each side of the pita with olive oil and grill it for about 4 minutes per side, or until there are light char marks and the bread is soft.
First, prepare the salad by adding the chopped lettuce, tomato, cucumber, olive, peppercini, onion, and feta to a bowl. Drizzle it with the dressing and toss it thoroughly so the salad is completely coated.
Place the freshly grilled pitas on a platter.
Evenly distribute the grilled chicken onto the pitas, then evenly distribute the salad on top of the chicken.
Wrap the pitas tightly around the grilled chicken, wrap the bottom with parchment paper so they are easy to hold when you eat them, and serve immediately.
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