Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Chicken Caesar Pita

Chicken Caesar Pita:

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Ingredients :

• 1 hand full of Romaine lettuce

• 2 medium sized chicken breasts

• 1 whole wheat pita (cut in 1/2- you can microwave/heat or toast before hand if you want it warm)

• 1/2 Cucumber and Roma Tomato

• 1/2 cup of  low fat/ fat free plain yogurt (Greek/Balkan/Icelandic make for creamier taste). For added protein, use cottage cheese (you can blend the curds out). For a lower calorie version, use Walden Farms Caesar dressing instead!

• 1 tbsp dry mustard or grain mustard

• 1 garlic clove, Ground Pepper, Seasoning of choice, Salt.

• optional: 1 tbsp Parmesan/Romano/Asiago cheese/red onion/

Mix yogurt, salt/pepper, seasoning, mustard, garlic and Parmesan and mix well in a small mixing bowl.


Grill chicken @350 F, about 3 minutes per side. When finished transfer to a cutting board and slice evenly, width wise. Keep off to the side. If you have time to sprinkle Italian seasoning, oregano, rosemary etc before-hand, then please do! Feel free to drizzle with lemon juice as well. This not only enhances taste, but significantly reduces the carcinogenic effects of grilling. Rosemary/Oregano and other such herbs are potent antioxidants that guard against free radical damage.

Slice cucumber and Tomato. Transfer all the ingredients of the pita to a mixing bowl first, then the dressing, and mix up until well coated. Season to taste.
Together with the shredded romaine lettuce, transfer the chicken and cucumbers into the pita pocket.
Grind fresh pepper on top.

Makes 2 servings:
Per Serving:

Protein : 32g approximate (depending on yogurt and cheese used)
Calories: 291.5

Click here for my guide on Herbs, pairings and taste.

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