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

Ingredients

  • 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.

Directions

  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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kgburgess User ID: 2727982 255965
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2016

"This was absolutely delicious! Definitely on the spicy side, so you might want to use less cayenne pepper if serving it to young kids, but I liked it as is. You could also cool it a bit with some ranch or some red pepper hummus as a condiment. I loved that they were warm pita sandwiches! Very comforting on a cold day. I used a 6 oz. bag of Perdue Southwestern seasoned chicken breast strips in place of plain chicken for extra flavor and convenience. These sandwiches had so many vegetables...a nice variety...and they cooked down nicely and blended together well in terms of flavors. I would definitely make this again!"

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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!!"

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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!"

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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!"

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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!"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Definitely try it with hummus smeared on it."

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

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

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