Chicken Zorba


This recipe is my nephew’s favorite dinner. It’s a recipe from a Sainsbury’s card from the early ’90s.  I have to say, I understand why it’s his favorite dinner.  The chicken was so tender (due to marinating it overnight) and flavorful.

Also, the hummus / Greek yogurt mixture is heaven!


Chicken Zorba

Serves 4

4 chicken breasts, cut into pieces
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried coriander
juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup of hummus
2-3 Tbs greek yogurt
1 bag of salad
1 tomato
1 red pepper
pita bread

Marinate chicken in turmeric, coriander, cumin, and lime for at least 30 min, but preferably overnight.

Sauté the chicken until browned and thoroughly cooked and put into bowl.
Mix the hummus and the yogurt together until smooth.

Cut up tomato and red bell pepper and toss into salad with dressing – see below.

Toast the pita and cut in half.

Put the hummus mixture, chicken, and salad into each pita half.

Salad Dressing:
3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbs red wine vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard (smooth or grainy, your preference)
1-2 crushed cloves of garlic
salt and pepper to taste

Whisk all ingredients together until combined.


7 thoughts on “Chicken Zorba

  1. I remeber eating this as a kid – yes it was on a sainsbury’s recipe card! It’s a fun tasty meal and you can make it veggie with quorn or tofu if you need to

  2. I have the original Sainsbury’s card. Marinade does include mint. Salad is leaves, tomatoes and yellow peppers. There is no dressing for the salad in the Sainsbury’s original, just the hummus/yoghurt mix. I sometimes use lemon juice rather than lime. The chicken also makes a good wrap with rocket, tomatoes etc and minty yoghurt and sweet chilli sauce.

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