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Mediterranean Chicken Sandwiches Recipe
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Mediterranean Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

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I copied this delightful recipe when I was in Italy visiting my Aunt Elsa. The refreshing sandwich filling is nicely flavored with oregano and mint. I like it tucked into chewy pita bread. —Marcia Fuller, Sheridan, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced quartered seeded cucumber
  • 1/2 cup sliced sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh mint or 1/2 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 whole wheat pita pocket halves, warmed
  • 6 lettuce leaves

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 filled pita half) equals 227 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 335 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken for 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from the skillet; cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, tomatoes, cucumber and onion. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, oil, oregano, mint and salt. Pour over chicken mixture; toss gently.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Line pita halves with lettuce; fill with chicken mixture, using a slotted spoon. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Chicken Sandwiches in Light & Tasty June/July 2002, p17

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 filled pita half) equals 227 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 335 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013

I made this last night and my husband asked for more! I cooked the chicken on my stove-top "grill" and was glad to have another use for the mint in my yard. We'll be having this again soon.

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Reviewed Jun. 18, 2013

This is a great chicken salad- I use fresh basil from my garden instead of the mint, and use equal parts vinegar & oil. I agree it is best in pita bread, or used to stuff fresh tomatoes or bell peppers for a nice luncheon presentation.

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2011

Ohhhh this was sooo good. A nice light and refreshing chicken salad. I absolutely loved this recipe. I picked up a Rotisserie Chicken at the market, so I was able to skip the first step!!

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