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Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas Recipe

Looking for an easy Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas recipe? Learn how to make Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by adkotchey

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

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

Recipe Directions for Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas

  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.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 289.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
351
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.0g
15%
Saturated Fat
2.9g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
104mg
35%
Sodium
744mg
31%
Potassium
624mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
25.0g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
14%
Sugars
5.8g
Protein
39.4g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 12% Iron 16%
* 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
A-
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
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