I've told you about how owning a grill has changed our lives, right? As CFO (Chief Food Officer) in our house, my daily tasks have reduced by more than half. Basically all I have to do now is come up with a meal idea and then marinate whatever meats and veggies we're planning on using that night. I do mild prep, and Joe is in charge of ALL of the cooking. It's brilliant. Last night we made these awesomely easy Grilled Chicken Pita Pockets using some new Aldi products that will be gracing my fridge all summer long because they're just so dang convenient.
Why I love Aldi
And y'all, Aldi is KING when you're looking to slash your food costs. I'm not even joking. I got three roughly 4oz pieces of sushi grade ahi for $4.50. Grass-fed ground beef was on sale for $4.69/lb. A pack of 8 brioche burger buns is $2.50. It. Is. Insane. Don't get me wrong. It still doesn't cover all of my grocery needs (come on, no single place can. Because I'm an ADDICT), but Aldi is one of my favorite places to stock up. If you're lucky enough to have one in town, go now. It'll blow your mind.
Steps to make these easy pita pockets
But I digress. Back to the Grilled Chicken Pita Pockets. I simply marinated boneless, skinless chicken thighs in Aldi's Apple Thyme Vinaigrette for a few hours while I did other work around the house. By the time Joe got home, all I had to do was slice some veggies, and pull a few tubs and jars of pre-made yumminess out of the fridge. In 25 minutes after handsome hubby walked through the door, we were settling down to stuff our faces. It was so easy, so fresh tasting, so delicious and so healthy, I almost couldn't believe it.
Spicy arugula, sweet fresh tomato slices, creamy avocado, peppery sliced red onion, crumbled feta, premade tzatziki and pickled banana peppers stuffed in pita pockets with chopped marinated chicken? Boom. Dinner problems solved. Chicken Pita Pockets for the win! And it didn't cost you but a few bucks and about 15 minutes of active work. You're welcome.
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