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Avocado Chicken Pitas Recipe
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Avocado Chicken Pitas Recipe

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“I've had this recipe for years and usually made it with chicken breasts. Just recently, I started using rotisserie chicken from the store cut into strips. Very quick!” notes Barbara Hunt of Nipomo, California.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 whole pita breads
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 3/4 pound rotisserie chicken, cut into strips
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 723 calories, 42 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 121 mg cholesterol, 1,265 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 46 g protein.

Directions

  1. Brush one side of each pita bread with oil. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until browned and crisp.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mash avocado with the lemon juice, salt, garlic powder and hot pepper sauce. Spread over pitas. Layer with chicken, tomato and cheese.
  3. Bake for 5-6 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Avocado Chicken Pitas in Simple & Delicious March/April 2008, p47

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 723 calories, 42 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 121 mg cholesterol, 1,265 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 46 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Reviews for Avocado Chicken Pitas

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Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

This was very good. The pesto is what made this recipe. I think next time I am going to add some bacon, olives, cilantro and green onion for toppers just for more yummy goodness.

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2012

After seeing the picture, i was very intigued. I never thought you can have a "pizza" with avocado "sauce". :)

I didnt have pita bread on hand so i made dough by using another recipe on this site: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Parmesan-Breadsticks-2

I know its for bread sticks but it was very good as a pizza dough :) i baked a pizza dough and put on the toppings to heat again. I didnt use the hot pepper or e lemon juice (not a big fan of either) but i did spice it up a li'l with paprika and regular pepper. My 20 month old devoured a slice (without the added paprika) yum yum!

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Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

Very good and easy.

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Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

delicious and easy! the pita bread makes a nice crispy crust.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

My family loves this recipe and have made it many times. It is quick and easy-definitely try this!

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