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Spicy Chicken Tomato Pitas Recipe
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Spicy Chicken Tomato Pitas Recipe

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I’m not sure if this is a Mediterranean dish with a Southwestern flair or the other way around. All I know is that it’s ideal for a summer dinner. The tomato relish is yummy as an appetizer with tortilla chips, so you may want to double it. —Cori Cooper, Boise, ID
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • TOMATO RELISH:
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • CHICKEN PITAS:
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 8 whole wheat pita pocket halves

Nutritional Facts

2 filled pita halves equals 383 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 558 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, whisk the first five ingredients. Add tomatoes, onion and parsley; toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
  2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Combine cumin, paprika, oregano, coriander, pepper flakes and salt; rub onto both sides of chicken. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°.
  3. Cut chicken into slices. Serve in pita halves with relish. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Chicken Tomato Pitas in Healthy Cooking August/September 2010, p51

Nutritional Facts

2 filled pita halves equals 383 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 558 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

Reviews for Spicy Chicken Tomato Pitas

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Reviewed Aug. 15, 2013

The chicken had just enough spicy flavor. The tomato topping tasted so good and full of flavor. My vegetarian niece really enjoyed the tomato mixture and asked for the recipe.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 15, 2013

Good flavor. I normally don't cook with these spices but this was very good so don't let the spices scare you away. Whole family loved it.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

I made this with a little more red pepper flakes on the chicken because I love heat. Very healthy with good flavor. Easy to do. I put a little FF sour cream in the pita for added flavor.

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Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

This was fantastic! A new favorite!

I used 10 plum tomatoes from my garden and they were perfect. I thought the relish needed a little something to balance out the acid, so I added some salt and garlic powder. This is such a light and healthy dish that I didn't feel guilty for pigging out! Just be sure to brush your teeth after all that onion!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2010

Absolutely delicious and easy! It seems like a lot of spice to be putting on the chicken, but it comes out great - not too spicy at all. My entire family loved these!

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