Saffron Yogurt Sauce Chicken Pita

Saffron yogurt sauce tossed with shredded chicken on pita bread.
Saffron yogurt sauce tossed with shredded chicken on pita bread.

Saffron Yogurt Sauce Chicken Pita

August 28, 2015

Saffron Yogurt Sauce Chicken Pita 5 5 0

In this recipe, the creamy saffron yogurt sauce combined with fresh pita, sweet cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers (I say they're better pickled...) will make you want to hop a plane to the Mediterranean. Greece is by far one of my favorite places to travel. The crisp, white buildings are a refreshing escape from "the real world". That being said, this recipe uses Greek influences to combine the unique flavor of saffron, the tang of Greek yogurt, and the melt-in-your-mouth bite of pita bread. These saffron yogurt sauce pita pockets can be topped with whatever you want --tomatoes, red onion, goat cheese, even pickles (my twist on the Greek cucumber).

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • 10 mins

    30 mins

    40 mins

  • Yields: Fills 5-6 Pita Pockets


3 cups Simple Shredded Chicken Breast

3/4 Red Onion, chopped (other 1/4 is topping)

1 tsp Garlic Powder

1 cup Chicken Broth, low sodium

1 cup Greek Yogurt, Fat-Free

2 tsp Saffron Powder

Salt/Pepper to Taste

Toppings (Optional)

Pita Bread

1/4 Red Onion, sliced thinly

Pickles, Tomatoes, Goat Cheese


1Spray medium saucepan with cooking spray.


3Saute red onions over medium heat and cook until translucent, about 7-8 minutes.


5Add garlic powder and saffron powder. Stir to coat ovens and cook on low for 1-2 minutes.


7Add chicken broth and greek yogurt, stirring well.


9Simmer, uncovered, on low for 20-25 minutes or until liquid has evaporated.


11Let cool and serve inside pita pockets with red onions, tomatoes, pickles, and goat cheese.


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