As the title implies, tonight's menu consisted of "Getting On our Greek with Gooseberry Patch".
Tonight's recipe was from the Take Out Recipes Book. The recipe can be found on page 123, and it is the Slower Cooker Greek Chicken Pitas.
Boy, did it hit the spot, with the cucumber sauce, and perfectly spiced chicken with onions and garlic.
This particular recipe transported you to Greece.
It really is great, a little long to make.
If there was a way to speed up the cooking of the chicken portion it would be great.
When you make this recipe though, don't make the sauce to far ahead.
I made it with 2 and 1/2 hours to the end, and let it meld in the frig, until the chicken finished cooking.
If you have not picked up a copy of this book, then go out and get it, this recipe is worth it.
Below you will find a picture of the end result:
If you do not have a copy of the book here is the recipe :
Slow-Cooker Greek Chicken Pitas, page 123, makes 4 servings
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic minced (I used pre-minced from the bottle. It was about 4 shakes worth, since I did not have fresh).
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into strips( I cut them up before they were totally thawed. It made it easier to deal with.)
1 t. lemon-pepper seasoning
1/2 t. dried oregano ( I used a 1/2 t of ground , since I did not have access to dried).
1/4 t. allspice
1/4 c. plain yogurt
1/4 c. sour cream
1/2 cucumber, peeled, and diced
4 rounds pita bread , halved and split
Place onion and garlic in a slow cooker; set aside. Sprinkle chicken with seasonings; place in slow cooker. Cover and cook on high setting for 6 hours. Stir together yogurt, sour cream and cucumber in a small bowl; chill. Fill pita halves with chicken and drizzle with yogurt sauce. ( I put the sauce on bottom to act as a barrier so the bottom would not wilt completely, and it worked.)
Over all the dish is great, and refreshing. Give it a try, especially if you are craving some veg and protein.