The Moroccan Pita Sandwich (ZWT-9)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Found at the biggirlssmallkitchen website, this easy-fix & sure-to-be-tasty sandwich was featured by Kelsey Brown in a “Brown Baggin’ It” article primarily directed at college students & the working masses who dine in “Break Rooms” more often than not. Kelsey said: “Make your fellow students or co-workers jealous when they’re unwrapping their frozen “diet” entrées & you whip out this fresh, light & flavorful Moroccan Chicken Salad Sandwich in Pita Bread.” Do not be intimidated by what may appear to be a complex set of ingredients. The ingredients are simple & the rest is a matter of spicing. Ingredient prep & assembly time was estimated. There was no cook time since the recipe begins w/pre-cooked chicken. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a med-sized bowl, combine chicken w/onion, herbs, olives & raisins. In a larger bowl, combine orange juice w/olive oil, garlic & spices. Stir vigorously.
  2. Add chicken mixture to the liquids & stir to coat. Do a taste test. If too dry or not enough “kick”, adjust spices &/or olive oil to taste.
  3. Cut 1 pita bread round down the middle & open gently to fill. Smear inside walls w/mayo (or avocado) & stuff lightly w/lettuce. Fill ea of the 2 pita halves w/approx 1/6 of the chicken mixture & wrap them in foil. 2/3 of the meat mixture should be left for 2 more dys of pita sandwiches.
Most Helpful

We really like these pita sandwiches. They are good to make and keep in the refrigerator for lunch. My family doesn't like the olives so I leave them out. Instead of using mayonnaise I buy hummus to spread on the insides of the pita and it gives it that extra something.

jenniferturner March 05, 2014

Although I left out the mint (personal preference) I otherwise followed the directions. The combination of flavors is outstanding and what looks like a long list of ingredients fit together perfectly. I do think this made more than 4 generous servings. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Susie D August 25, 2013

What a fabulous mixture of flavors I never would have thought to put together! These sandwiches went over well at our house tonight. I almost left the mint out, didn't think we'd like it in there, and wasn't sure about the whole 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, but ended up saying, "what the heck," and followed the recipe exactly. Don't over-think, do it just as she says! This recipe goes in the keeper file! And I used a rotisserie chicken from the deli for ease and quickness. Thanks, twissis, this is another winner. ZWT9

Chef PotPie August 22, 2013