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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 equals 362 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 574 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 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

Nutritional Facts

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

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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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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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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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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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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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

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

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