Greek Inspired Chicken Pitas From The Instant Pot!

Amy Herald


This is great on a busy evening. Serve this by heaping the chicken on top of warm pita bread, over hot cooked rice, or you could even serve it with your favorite salad greens. Place bowls out containing all the topping options for your family to dress their chicken the way they individually prefer! Super yummy!

Tip: To puree cucumbers for Tzatziki sauce: I throw a few cucumber slices in the individual cup of my Ninja® blender. I it makes really easy work of it!


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15 Min
30 Min
Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot



  • 2
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4
    boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1
    red onion, sliced
  • ·
    juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 2 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground thyme
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped, fresh parsley or 2 tsp. dried
  • 2-4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 c
    chicken broth

  • ·
    6 warm pita rounds, or if you prefer, you could serve it over cooked white or brown rice, or any salad greens you like!

  • ·
    tzatziki sauce; (storebought or mix 1 c. sour cream with 1/4 c. pureed cucumbers, 1/2 tsp. dill, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/4 tsp. salt)
  • ·
    feta cheese, crumbled
  • ·
    sliced red onion
  • ·
    sliced black olives
  • ·
    shredded lettuce
  • ·
    sliced tomatoes
  • ·
    sliced cucumber

How to Make Greek Inspired Chicken Pitas From The Instant Pot!


  1. You can use a store bought Tzatziki sauce or to make Tzatziki sauce at home by mixing 1 c. sour cream with 1/4 c. pureed cucumber, 1/2 tsp. dill, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/4 tsp. salt. Mix well with a wire whisk. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Place chicken in a large Ziploc bag. Drizzle with olive oil. Season generously with salt and pepper, Add lemon juice, dried oregano, basil, thyme, and garlic to the bag. Seal the bag, toss to coat. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for several hours up to overnight.
  3. Place onions in the bottom of your instant pot. Place chicken on the trivet and place over onions in the instant pot. Pour in chicken broth and remaining marinade over it.
  4. Cover and lock the lid. Make sure the steam releasing handle is pointing to sealing.
  5. Set to HIGH pressure for 12 minutes.
  6. When cooking is finished, use quick release. When venting is completely finished, remove the lid.
  7. Remove chicken and coarsely chop. Discard liquid (I save this and freeze it for a soup or something later) Place chicken back into pot.
  8. Season again with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Spoon the chicken mixture on top of warm pita bread, or over cooked rice.
  10. Top with Tzatziki sauce, feta cheese, olives, lettuce, tomato, sliced cucumber and/or more red onion in any amount/combination desired!

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About Greek Inspired Chicken Pitas From The Instant Pot!

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Greek

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