Picnic Chicken Pitas Recipe
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Picnic Chicken Pitas Recipe

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A mustard-flavored dressing coats the colorful combination of chicken, broccoli, tomatoes and bacon in this tasty sandwich filling. "It's great for a picnic because you can prepare the filling ahread and assemble the pitas at the picnic site," assures Marla Brenneman of Goshen, Indiana.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli florets, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 pita breads (6 inches), halved
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 0g saturated fat (0 sugars, 0 fiber). Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, chicken, cheese and tomato. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, salt if desired and pepper; pour over the broccoli mixture and toss to coat. Spoon about 3/4 cup into each pita half; top with bacon if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Picnic Chicken Pitas in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p46

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