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Veggie Chicken Pitas Recipe

Veggie Chicken Pitas Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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