Veggie Chicken Pitas Recipe
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Veggie Chicken Pitas Recipe

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These delicious pita pockets are literally stuffed with veggies, chicken and cheese. They make for great on-the-go dinners. (But bring a napkin!) —Bill Parkis, Wilmington, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • 1 cup chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1 cup fresh snow peas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 10 pita pocket halves
  • 1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 filled pita halves: 362 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 574mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, saute the onion, carrots, broccoli and peas in oil for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in the chicken, red peppers, wine, oregano and cayenne; heat through. Spoon mixture into pita breads; sprinkle with cheeses. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Veggie Chicken Pitas in Simple & Delicious January/February 2009, p47

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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draschka User ID: 4882348 140273
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"Great recipe. I liked the idea of making it into a wrap rather than using pita bread, so that's what I did. Dipped it in a little fat free Ranch dressing. We loved it!!"

joansmith1008 User ID: 6621738 138469
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2012

"This sandwich is delicious and very easy to make. I will absolutely be having this one again!"

bereitbach User ID: 4958434 162486
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"This was terrific! I've been trying to incorporate more vegetables into our diet and this certainly did just that. Whats better-my young son who does not like vegetables really enjoyed this. I did not have any snow peas so I simply left them out. I used garlic salt in place of the minced garlic and I chopped up a fresh red pepper to replace the jar of peppers. I sauteed the pepper with the other vegetables. I plan to put this is pitas next time, but today I had tortilla shells that I needed to use so I made this into a wrap instead. Still great!"

BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 155645
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

"Very delicious! I replaced the broccoli and peas with a little bit of chopped celery. I also did not put the red peppers in, and I added about 1/4 teaspoon of garlic salt. Still delicious!"

MUM50 User ID: 2929250 154843
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"Extremely tasty, my husband just loved this recipe and it was very filling."

janine92260 User ID: 5900210 155644
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"Do you use the hummus as an extra ingredient or to substitute one?"

sutley User ID: 3914232 157807
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"These are fast to make and very tastey. I definitely like them better with hummus"

sutley User ID: 3914232 157804
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009

"Definitely try it with hummus smeared on it."

cheezhed68 User ID: 1083106 88959
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2009

"This sandwich is a winner! My whole family LOVED it!"

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