sloppy seconds: greek lemon chicken + greek salad

I eat lunch in front of my computer. I feel a bit guilty typing that out but it’s the truth. In fact, I’ve got my lunch right beside me just waiting for the right pause to dig in. Normally, I can type and click away on my tablet pen while stuffing green stuff into my mouth. Certain sandwiches are just made for eating while working because they cause minimal drippage and can comfortably be held in one hand. Unfortunately, today’s sandwich is a bit more high maintenance. There is so much drippage and sliding around that I’m kicking myself for wearing my brand new white floaty blouse when I really should be wearing a plastic bib and some overalls. But for the sake of a really fantastic lunch, I’ll grin and bear it. This sandwich is worth the slop.

Last night, I made some chicken and a greek salad and today I just scooped some of the leftovers on top of a pita and called it a wrap. What I should have done was cut the pita bread in half, created a double layer pocket (like some of the falafel stands I’ve visited) and then just poured the leftovers right in. That way, I might have been able to turn this sandwich into something I could eat one-handed while catching up on my blog roll. Hindsight is 20/20, after all.

The chicken was amazingly flavourful and juicy and my Greek salad was fresh, crunchy and perfect. Last night it was great easy meal on it’s own and today it’s a fantastic lunch. Just remember that there are pits in the olives, so don’t chomp down without looking!

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6 comments to “sloppy seconds: greek lemon chicken + greek salad”

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    Joanne   June 22, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    …”it’s all Greek to me”…pardon the corniness, but I often enjoy using that expression :D
    Come on, what’s not to love about a juicy Greek salad? even the leftover “juice” at the bottom of the bowl is slurp-worthy…I usually get dibs on that…I’ll be preparing a variety of Greek delicasies this Saturday for the Polish cousins and in-laws…Greek salad is one of them, as well as pork souvlaki, spinach pie, greek roast potatoes, and some other non-Greek foods.

    Wish me luck!

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    Tartelette   June 22, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    I do the same thing, it helps me slow down other wise I have a tendency to speed through my lunch. I am more amazed a the fact that I had the same kind of lunch. I made a chicken slouvaki salad last night and scooped wome into a pita too!

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    kickpleat   June 23, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    joanne, i totally suck back that vinegary-feta liquid at the bottom of the bowl. yum!

    helen, you know what they say…great minds think alike!

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    Patricia Scarpin   June 25, 2007 at 8:19 am

    I think this is totally worth getting greasy fingers for! :)

    I love pita bread and I think that it’s a wonderful base for sandwiches – you can go wild or not with the filling and it works so well!

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    kickpleat   June 25, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    patricia, i couldn’t agree more!

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