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Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas

Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 333
Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Start to Finish: 30 mins
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 44

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts , trimmed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala, (see Tip), divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 cup thinly sliced seeded cucumber
  • 3/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, or mint
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 6-inch whole-wheat pitas, warmed
  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2 small or 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

Directions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high or position rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler. If grilling, oil the grill rack (see Tip). If broiling, coat a broiler pan with cooking spray.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with 1 teaspoon garam masala and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place the chicken on the grill rack or prepared pan and cook until no longer pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, 4 to 8 minutes per side, depending on the size of the breast. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine cucumber, yogurt, cilantro (or mint), lemon juice, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon garam masala and 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a small bowl. Thinly slice the chicken. Split open the warm pitas and fill with the chicken, yogurt sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion.
  4. Tips: Tips: Garam masala is a blend of spices used in Indian cooking. It is available in the spice section of most supermarkets.
  5. To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)
  6. MAKE AHEAD TIP: Prepare through Step 2. Refrigerate the chicken in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Information

Servings Per Recipe: 4
PER SERVING: 333 cal., 5 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 64 mg chol., 637 mg sodium, 44 g carb. (6 g fiber), 32 g pro.

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