I threw this together on a warm night when I didn't feel like cooking and wanted something cool and healthy but also filling. I was amazed at how low calorie this turned out and also how much I enjoyed it. I hope you do, too! You can easily substitute the pitas with tortillas to make these more like wraps, and there's plenty of flexibility to add or subtract ingredients (like maybe red onion or fresh basil for example - warmed up with a little feta cheese melted inside is not at all bad, either, I've learned). With the 4 servings, each serving will either stuff a half of a pita super full or be just enough for 1 whole pita cut in two filled not quite so full. Your choice.
- 1 (12 1/2 ounce) can chunk chicken, drained (reserve liquid if desired for future use as broth)
- 10 sprigs cilantro, chopped (to taste)
- 1⁄2 medium lime, juice of
- 1⁄4 medium cucumber, chopped
- 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 4 -8 pita pockets (whole wheat if you can find them)
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Refrigerate an hour or so, if desired. This is optional but does help the flavors set.
- Spoon mixture into 1 or 2 pita pocket halves, depending on how stuffed you'd like them.
This was a delicious, light dinner, just as you promised! I did add feta cheese, and my husband had red onion in his (and said it rounded out the sandwich perfectly). Next time, I think I'll cut up the cilantro a bit more, but no other changes! Thanks for posting.
This such a light and fresh meal. Loved the flavor and the texture of this healthy salad. I added some chopped green onion and used leftover sauteed chicken. This will be a staple in my home in the Summer. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Absolutely awesome!!!! I used chili infused evoo