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Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas From Eatingwell Recipe

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Submitted by slherrin

Makes 4 servings



Make a perfect summer supper: grill spice-rubbed chicken breasts and tuck them into whole-wheat pitas along with fresh vegetables and a tangy yogurt sauce. Serve with: Grilled vegetables and a pilsner.

Recipe Ingredients for Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas From EatingWell

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt,
1 cup thinly sliced cucumber
3/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro , or mint
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 Freshly ground pepper , to taste
1 whole wheat pita
1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
1 large tomato, sliced
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

Recipe Directions for Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas From EatingWell

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high or position rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler. If grilling, oil the grill rack (see Tip). If broiling, coat a broiler pan with cooking spray.

  2. Sprinkle chicken with 1 teaspoon garam masala and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place the chicken on the grill rack or prepared pan and cook until no longer pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165F, 4 to 8 minutes per side, depending on the size of the breast. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, combine cucumber, yogurt, cilantro (or mint), lemon juice, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon garam masala and 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a small bowl. Thinly slice the chicken. Split open the warm pitas and fill with the chicken, yogurt sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion.

  4. Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2. Refrigerate the chicken in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

  5. Tips: Garam masala is a blend of spices used in Indian cooking. It is available in the spice section of most supermarkets.

  6. To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Indian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 273.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
305
Calories from Fat
87
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.7g
15%
Saturated Fat
2.9g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
104mg
35%
Sodium
659mg
27%
Potassium
596mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
16.2g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
9%
Sugars
5.6g
Protein
37.6g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 12% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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