• 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup onion , thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon , juice of
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (a 'scant' 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt , to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 pita bread , oval
  • 4 tablespoons garlic sauce (see Thum -- Garlic Sauce (Lebanon -- Middle East) #373997)
  • 2 small tomatoes , thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion , thinly sliced
  • 4 gherkins , thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons mint , finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley , finely chopped
  • 1 In a mixing bowl, combine chicken breasts with 1/2 cup of onion, lemon juice, olive oil & spices, then add the thyme before adding the salt to taste.
  • 2 Stir well & then let marinate, covered, in the refrigerator for about 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, then place chicken breasts in a roasting pan & bake for 25-30 minutes or until done.
  • 4 Remove from the oven & shred the chicken into slivers.
  • 5 Open oval pitas at the seam to create a large pocket, then spread a tablespoon of garlic sauce on the bottom half before filling each pits with equal amounts of sandwich ingredients (i.e. chicken, tomato, onion, gherkins, mint & parsley).
  • 6 Wrap the bottom of the 'sandwiches' with a napkin & serve immediately.