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Spicy Chicken Tomato Pitas for Two

 Spicy Chicken Tomato Pitas for Two
“This is a terrific recipe, nice and light. It cooks up quickly, too, which is always a big bonus.” A sizzling blend of Southwest tastes with a bright splash of lemon, this one’s a crowd pleaser! —Cori Cooper, Boise, Idaho
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 4 whole wheat pita pocket halves


  • Combine the relish ingredients; chill until serving.
  • Combine the cumin, paprika, oregano, coriander, pepper flakes and
  • salt; rub over both sides of chicken. Grill chicken, covered, over

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Spicy Chicken Tomato Pitas for Two (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-7 minutes on each
  • side or until juices run clear.
  • Slice chicken. Fill each pita half with chicken and tomato relish.
  • Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2 filled pita halves equals 362 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 516 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.