Greek Chicken Tacos and Social Media

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Hopefully you can take a break from your Pinterest-ing and Facebooking (I know, I know, it’s tough) to make these Greek chicken tacos.  Everybody’s turning things into tacos these days, aren’t they?  It’s hip.


Just fold ’em in half and go to town!

I’m always trying to be hip, so here’s my take on the trend.  We make these often, especially in the summer when we can grill the chicken and veggies on the BBQ.  It’s a great weeknight meal.


When she sees me turn my head to the side to eat these with minimum spillage, my baby girl turns her head to the side too. It’s too cute!

Here’s what you need:

2 chicken breasts (or more, for more people), cubed

1 tsp. cumin

A sprinkle each of thyme, paprika, fennel seed, salt and ground black pepper

Roasted red peppers and red onions

Tortillas (try out my recipe for homemade ones!)

Cucumber, Tomato & Feta cheese for topping

Tzatziki (2 cups Greek yogurt, 1/4 cucumber – skinned and cubed, salt, pepper, 1 clove minced garlic, 1/2 tsp. dill, 1/2 tsp. thyme, juice of half a lemon)

Olive oil

Here’s what you do:

This recipe is a smattering of a bunch of other recipes, so bear with me.

Season your chicken with cumin, thyme, paprika, fennel seed, salt and pepper.  Cumin’s the main ingredient here and the rest can just be a gentle sprinkle of spice, and if you don’t have everything in your spice cupboard, I wouldn’t be too worried about it.  Grill your chicken.  You can throw your red peppers and red onions on the grill after tossing them in some olive oil too, if you want.  OR, you can throw the chicken, red peppers, and red onions with a really generous splash of olive oil into a baking dish and roast all together at 400F until the chicken is cooked and the peppers are quite soft and a bit seared.


Maybe while that’s happening you want to make a fresh batch of my homemade tortillas?  May as well, right?

You can buy tzatziki at the store, but if you want, just throw together the ingredients as listed above, and stir.  Admittedly, this tastes nicest if you can do it the night before.  But if you don’t have the luxury of that foresight, do it anyways.  It will still be delicious.



Recipe is a Jessie original