Chicken Pita Skewers Chicken Pita Skewers

Chicken Pita Skewer Image by: Chicken Pita Skewer Author: Canadian Living

Small chunks of marinated chicken cook up quickly then slip neatly into pitas for a satisfying sandwich supper.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: August 2006; Get Grilling: Summer 2007

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb/500 g)
  • 4 Greek-style pita breads (pocketless)
  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 tomato diced
Garlic Mayonnaise:
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce

Method

In large bowl, combine lemon juice, oil, garlic, allspice, salt and pepper. Cut chicken into 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) cubes; add to bowl and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 4 hours.)

Garlic Mayonnaise: Meanwhile, in bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, parsley and hot pepper sauce. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Thread chicken onto metal or soaked wooden skewers. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; brush with any remaining marinade. Close lid and grill, turning once, until no longer pink inside, about 12 minutes.

Toast pitas on grill, turning once, until light golden, about 3 minutes. Spread garlic mayonnaise over half of each pita. Push chicken off skewers onto pitas. Top with lettuce and tomato; fold pita over. Wrap end in waxed paper to secure.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 749 mg
  • Protein 32 g
  • Calories 455.0
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Cholesterol 76 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 39 g

%RDI

  • Iron 18.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 31.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 22.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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