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If you’re looking for an easy camping dinner idea, these grilled chicken Greek pitas are perfect for your next campfire meal! Thanks to a little bit of prep at home, this dinner is quick and easy at camp.
These Greek pitas are delicious, ready in less than 30 minutes, and loaded with protein and veggies.
What more do you need for a camping meal, right?
Greek Grilled Chicken Pita Ingredients
- Chicken: We start by preparing and marinating the chicken at home. This Greek marinade will give the chicken so much flavor, and since it’s made at home, things are easy at camp. All you have to do is put it right on the grill!
- Tzatziki: No Greek pita recipe would be complete without tzatziki. I seriously could eat this yogurt-based sauce right off the spoon. It’s that good! To make things easy at camp, we also make this part of the meal ahead of time at home.
- Tomatoes and Cucumbers: These veggies go in the pita for flavor and crunch.
- Kalamata olives: I love olives! Kalamata olives are a must in this recipe.
- Feta crumbles: Feta adds a nice tangy flavor to the pitas. Also, what is life without cheese?
- Greek pita flatbread: This is what holds the entire meal together.
Camping Gear Spotlight:
Luckily, you don’t need a lot of camp kitchen gear to make these Greek pitas!
Since a lot of the prep is done at home, all you need to do at camp is grill the chicken and chop the toppings.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A knife and cutting board for chopping the toppings.
- A bowl to hold all the toppings.
- Spoons and forks
- Grill grate and metal tongs for grilling the chicken over the campfire.
How to Make Greek Pitas at Camp
Step 1: At Home Prep
First, you want to make the Tzatziki sauce and marinate the chicken at home. This is what makes this meal so easy at camp.
- The tzatziki is easy: simply add all the ingredients to a good air-tight travel container and store it in the cooler. Make sure you really squeeze as much moisture out of the shredded cucumber as you can before you add it to the yogurt.
- For the chicken, slice the chicken breast horizontally. Mix the marinade and add the chicken and marinade to a container or bag. I like to use reusable Stasher bags for marinating the chicken. Store the chicken in the cooler right on top of the ice. Marinate for at least 1 hour, but no more than 24 hours.
Step 2: Grill the Chicken
At camp, the next step is to start a campfire and grill your chicken. Cutting the chicken breasts in half horizontally at home allows more of the marinade to flavor the chicken and makes the chicken cook faster at camp.
Cook times will vary depending on how hot your fire is, but I cook mine for about 5 minutes on each side. The safe internal temperature for cooked chicken is 165°F.
Step 3: Prepare Toppings
Chop the tomatoes, olives, and the cucumber into bite-sized pieces.
Step 4: Assemble and Eat!
The last step is to heat the pitas on the grill for about 30 seconds on each side just to warm them up, and then assemble!
Load a pita up with sliced grilled chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, feta, and the tzatziki sauce. I like lots of the tzatziki on mine!!
Grilled Chicken Greek Pitas
- 1 cup Greek yogurt I prefer full-fat
- half a large cucumber
- 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp fresh dill chopped
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 small garlic clove minced
- 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
Greek Chicken Marinade:
- 1 tsp fresh dill chopped
- 1 large garlic clove minced
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
- kalamata olives
- feta cheese crumbles
- Greek pita flatbread
At Home Prep:
- Marinate the chicken: Slice the chicken breast in half horizontally. This will help the chicken absorb more flavor from the marinade and also cook faster at camp. Mix all of the marinade ingredients in an airtight container or bag and add the chicken. Store in the cooler on top of the ice.*
- Make the tzatziki: Use a cheese grater or food processor to shred the cucumber. Put the shredded cucumber in a clean kitchen cloth and squeeze the moisture out. This step is important. Really squeeze it!
- Mix the shredded cucumber in with the rest of the tzatziki ingredients in an airtight container the day before your trip. Store in the cooler.
At Camp Prep:
- Cook the chicken on a grill grate over a small campfire. Cook times will vary depending on how hot your fire is, but I cook mine for about 5 minutes on each side. The safe internal temperature for cooked chicken is 165°F.
- Prepare your toppings: chop the tomatoes, cucumber, and olives into bite-sized pieces.
- Once the chicken is done, slice it into strips.
- Heat the pitas on the grill for a minute on each side just to warm them up, and then assemble. Layer the grilled chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, feta, and the tzatziki sauce onto the pita. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this meal around the campfire with your family and friends.
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