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Delicious Greek Chicken Wraps

Updated on January 19, 2012
Delicious Chicken Greek Wraps
Delicious Chicken Greek Wraps

If you’re stuck for an idea for dinner tonight then you could try this delicious recipe for Greek Chicken Wraps. The chicken is first marinated in a white wine, lemon and herb marinade and then grilled on the BBQ as skewers. Pita wraps are prepared by heating through in a pan with a little olive oil and herbs to give a sensational “crunch” to the wrap. The whole chicken wrap is finished off with fresh toppings: the freshness of the lemon, the zingy taste of the tzatziki sauce, and a little heat from a Jalapeno pepper gives these wraps a zippy, light, summery flavor.

This recipe serves 2 people. I hope you enjoy!

Allow chicken to marinade
Allow chicken to marinade

Prepare Chicken

  • 2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

Prepare the chicken breasts by cutting evenly into 1” cubes.

Marinade

  • 2 Cups Dry White Wine
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1 Tbsp Thyme
  • 1 Tbsp Basil
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano

To make the marinade, combine these ingredients in a bowl.

Add the chicken and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to allow for all the flavors to come together.

Meanwhile, prepare all your delicious toppings.


Prepare all your toppings and choose a nice crisp white wine to accompany your wraps
Prepare all your toppings and choose a nice crisp white wine to accompany your wraps

Toppings

  • Crisp Romaine Lettuce, washed and roughly chopped
  • ½ Red Onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 Jalapeño Pepper, seeded and very finely chopped
  • 1 Medium Vine-Ripe Tomato, chopped
  • Fresh Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce
Tzatziki Sauce | Source
Thread cubes of chicken onto skewers
Thread cubes of chicken onto skewers

Assemble Skewers & Grill Chicken

Preheat your grill to 375F. Soak wooden skewers in cold water for a few minutes and then thread the chicken cubes onto them. Grill the chicken skewers for approximately 20-25 minutes, turning about 3 times.

Squeeze fresh lemon juice onto the skewers while turning them. In the last couple of minutes of cooking, grill a couple of slices of lemon to accompany the kebabs.

Squeeze a little lemon juice on the skewers as the chicken cooks
Squeeze a little lemon juice on the skewers as the chicken cooks
Reserve a couple of slices of fresh lemon to grill at the last minute
Reserve a couple of slices of fresh lemon to grill at the last minute
Sprinkle herbs to taste
Sprinkle herbs to taste

Prepare Pitas

  • 2 White Greek Pitas
  • Olive Oil
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Salt and Pepper

Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a frying pan and add the pitas (one at a time), turning to coat both sides with the olive oil. After 1-2 minutes they should be nicely warmed through with a little crispness to them. This gives the wraps a really good “crunch” when you bite into them.

Before removing the pita, sprinkle on a little fresh or dried herbs and salt and pepper to taste and then transfer to the serving plate.

Warm through pita bread and get a little crispy
Warm through pita bread and get a little crispy
Assemble wraps
Assemble wraps

Assemble the Wraps

Now here comes the good bit. There’s no right or wrong way to assemble your delicious Greek Chicken Wrap. I usually remove the chicken from the skewer first, and then add all the toppings that I want, finishing with a good dollop of tzatziki sauce and a squeeze of warm lemon juice from my slice of grilled lemon.

Roll in the sides to wrap it all up and then tuck in!

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Sounds really great, I'll bookmark this one, thank you.

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Writer20 how nice to see you! I think you'll like this one.

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      Jill Miceli 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      This looks delicious..I'll be trying this recipe this week and get back to you. You did a great job on the photos.

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      That's great, Jill! I can't wait to hear how you get on.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Yummy! I`ll bookmark this for later use. Thanks for sharing.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      This was so delicious. I love your recipe, very well presentation and beautiful pictures also. Well done, my friend. You got my VOTE. Cheers......

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Thelma, thanks for stopping by this way to read my hub :-)

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      prasetio30 I am pleased you enjoyed the hub, I had great fun putting it together.

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      greatlove 5 years ago from Beaufort, NC

      Great pics and easy directions to follow....looks yummy!

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      These look so good. Great hub.

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Aggghhhhh! Stop! You're killing me! This looks soooo good. It's after midnight and I am hungry, LOL Wonderful job-bookmarked.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      My goodness! This really looks great. And my mouth is watering. Voted up, up and away!

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Greatlove, thanks for coming by to read and comment. Have a great day :-)

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Cheers, moonlake - enjoy!

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Denise, LOL! Sorry for teasing you!

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Dex, my good friend, so happy you stopped by! I think you'll like these - cheers for the vote up :-)

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      Mellonyy 5 years ago

      Mmmm very tasty !

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      These look and sound delicious. I don't eat chicken but will try them with salmon. That should be good also. Thanks for the mouth watering pictures too.

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Thanks, Mellonyy!

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hyph, what a great idea! These wraps would turn out great with salmon I think, the flavour from the lemon would go very nicely.

      Cheers,

      Cloverleaf

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      This sounds delicious. I love that it primarily uses ingredients that I regularly have at home.

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Thanks for your comment randomcreative, it's quite a versatile recipe really - you can use up bits and pieces you have in the fridge, such as cucumbers, bell peppers etc.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      A great recipe with easy to follow instructions.

      Thanks for sharung and I will have to give this one a try.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Eiddwen, glad you enjoyed my hub!

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      Oh, I will love to try this recipe! It looks so tasty and both tzatziki and chicken are my favorites! I will bookmark this and your great hub with photos and instructions will make it a success! Voted up and thanks:)

      Tina

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi Tina,

      Tzatziki and chicken are good friends :-) I'm glad you enjoyed the hub.

      Cloverleaf

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      felicitylovespari 5 years ago

      Gosh those look absolutely delicious.

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi felicity,

      The freshness of the tzatziki and lemon really add a super hit of flavour to this dish, I think you will enjoy it!

      Cloverleaf.

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      A.CreativeThinker 5 years ago

      What a great recipe! It looks soooooo delicious and healthy. This is one one that I'd like to try soon. Thanks for sharing. :)

      Regards,

      A.CreativeThinker

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      jacqui2011 5 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

      This sounds absolutely amazing. I have bookmarked this to make on Saturday night. I can just picture it - greek chicken wraps, bottle of wine and x-factor on tv. Perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Voted up and useful. Great pictures too.

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      SJmorningsun25 5 years ago

      Oooohh, that looks so good! I'll have to make it sometime. Thanks for sharing.

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      Cindy A. Johnson 5 years ago from Sevierville, TN

      Yum! This sounds delicious. I'll definitely have to try this one. Thanks for sharing.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Dinner solved! Thanks! :)

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi A.CreativeThinker, I think you'll enjoy this. I use white pita bread but you could always use wholewheat to make it a bit healthier :-) Thanks for coming by!

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi Jacqui, that's great! I can picture it too. Let me know how you get on. Recently, Homesteadbound followed my French Bread recipe and she had so much fun that she even wrote a hub about the "Clover Loaf" - check it out! Thanks for the votes, too :-)

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi SJmorningsun25, thanks for the comment! It's great to meet you here on HubPages. So you're a bit of a weekend gourmet, too? Like you, I would cook more if I had more time. It's a big passion of mine :-)

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi Esmeowl12 - I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by.

      RTalloni, you're welcome. Have fun with the recipe :-)

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      Holle Abee 5 years ago from Georgia

      I LOVE your unique recipes! Wish you'd share one on my cooking site. Voted up!

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Habee, that's so kind of you to say so. Did you have a particular recipe in mind that you would like me to share?

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      kayha 5 years ago

      This looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Thanks, kayha!

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Wow. This looks simply mouth watering. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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