Mediterranean Chicken Pita Recipe - Virtua

Recipe - Mediterranean Pita Sandwich

If you’re an adventurous eater, you’ll love this Mediterranean-inspired sandwich, which has lots of flavor, but half of the sodium and carbohydrates than a traditional gyro or falafel sandwich.

Makes: 4 Pita Sandwiches
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1¼ pounds boneless chicken breasts
  • 7 ounces plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 4 small whole-wheat pita pockets
  • 2 cups red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup seedless cucumber, diced thin
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ tablespoon fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a small bowl, create a tzatziki sauce by mixing Greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon, dill, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. For best flavor, refrigerate mixture for 30 minutes before serving.
  • Heat a small amount of cooking spray or oil in a large skillet. Sear chicken breasts for about 5 minutes per side.
  • Transfer chicken breasts to a baking dish and place in the oven. Continue to cook for 15 minutes per side or until chicken is completely cooked through. Set chicken breasts aside to cool.
  • Stuff each pita pocket with sliced chicken, tzatziki and red cabbage and serve!
Nutrition Facts Per Serving (1 pita sandwich): 

  • 424 Calories
  • 12.8 g Fat (3.1 g Saturated)
  • 129 mg Cholesterol
  • 407 mg Sodium
  • 30 g Carbohydrate
  • 10 g Fiber
  • 53.6 g Protein
  • 5 g Sugar

Recipe provided by Domenica Toscani, DTR, Virtua Nutrition 

Updated July 12, 2016

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