The Moroccan Pita Sandwich (ZWT-9)
photo by Chef PotPie
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3 2 half pita servings
- 4 cups cooked chicken (pre-cooked & shredded)
- 1 small sweet onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup of fresh mint, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup black olives, halved
- 1⁄2 cup raisins, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- salt & pepper (to taste)
- 3 whole wheat pita bread
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise or 3 tablespoons avocados, may be used
- 3 cups romaine lettuce (chopped & may use mixed greens)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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
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I am an American transplanted from Dallas to Iceland by marriage to a native Icelander & I retired to become his "Kitchen Queen". We love to entertain our family & friends, so I have an eclectic collection of recipes. I especially love simple, easy-fix, flexible & make-ahead recipes - BUT also like challenging myself on occasion. I enjoy baking & food photography. I am devoted to the "More is Always Better Principle" & apply it liberally to bacon, butter & garlic. I can have ingredient issues due to availability here in Iceland & my DH is medically diet-restricted from some ingredients as well. Either situation might require me to modify a recipe, but I will do my best to be true to your recipes & fair/honest in my reviews. Mary Pat (aka twissis)