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Grilled Greek Chicken Pitas

Serves 6. Recipe is from Alison Ladman.

1 teaspoon ground cumin

4 cloves garlic, chopped

6 tablespoons red wine vinegar, divided

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

Kosher salt and ground black pepper

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 6), trimmed and halved

2 tablespoons sugar

1 English cucumber, thinly sliced

6 small pita bread pockets, to serve

Feta cheese, to serve

Chopped tomato, to serve

1. In a medium bowl, combine the cumin, garlic, 2 tablespoons of the red wine vinegar, the yogurt, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and the oregano. Whisk until smooth. Set half the mixture aside in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to assemble the pitas.

2. Leave the remaining yogurt mixture in the medium bowl and add the chicken. Turn to coat all sides. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.

3. In another bowl, stir together the remaining 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar with the sugar. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Stir until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Add the cucumber, cover and refrigerate until time to assemble the pitas.

4. When the chicken has marinated, heat the grill to medium-high. Using an oil-soaked paper towel held with tongs, coat the grill grates with oil.

5. Place the chicken on the grill, discarding excess marinade. Grill the chicken for 6 minutes per side, or until the chicken reaches 170 F. Transfer to a serving platter. Drain the cucumber slices. 6. Fill each pita pocket with a few pieces of chicken, a few of the marinated cucumbers, a drizzle of the reserved yogurt sauce, a sprinkle of feta cheese and chopped tomatoes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information per serving: 340 calories; 90 calories from fat (26 percent of total calories); 10 g fat (4 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 155 mg cholesterol; 750 mg sodium; 22 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 38 g protein.