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Spicy Chicken Tomato Pitas

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

I’m not sure if this is a Mediterranean dish with a southwestern flair or the other way around. All I know is that it’s ideal for a summer dinner. The tomato relish is yummy as an appetizer with tortilla chips, so you may want to double it. —Cori Cooper, Boise, Idaho
Spicy Chicken Tomato Pitas Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. In a bowl, whisk the first five ingredients. Add tomatoes, onion and parsley; toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
  2. Combine cumin, paprika, oregano, coriander, pepper flakes and salt; rub seasonings onto both sides of chicken. On a lightly oiled grill, cook chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°.
  3. Cut chicken into slices. Serve in pita halves with relish.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 383 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 558mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 9g fiber), 32g protein.

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