Monday, November 16, 2009

Greek Chicken Pitas

POINTS® Value: 6Servings: 4Preparation Time: 15 minCooking Time: 20 minLevel of Difficulty: Easy

An upscale chicken sandwich with loads of flavor. Also works with lamb and pork.

Ingredients
2/3 cup(s) plain fat-free yogurt, Greek style
1 medium garlic clove(s), minced
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 pound(s) boneless, skinless chicken thigh(s), cut into strips
2 spray(s) cooking spray, or as neededYogurt-Cilantro Sauce
2/3 cup(s) plain fat-free yogurt, Greek style
2 tsp cilantro, fresh, minced (plus extra for garnish)
1/4 tsp ground cumin, or less to taste
1/4 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly groundRemaining Ingredients
4 item(s) Weight Watchers 100% Whole Wheat Pita Pocket Bread, or other brand
2 medium plum tomato(es), chopped
1 small cucumber(s), chopped

Instructions
In a medium glass bowl, combine yogurt, garlic and lemon juice; add chicken and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 400┬║F. Coat a non-stick baking sheet with cooking spray. Remove chicken from refrigerator; scrape off excess yogurt and place chicken on prepared baking sheet. Bake until cooked through, flipping once, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl; stir well.

Make a slit in each pita and fill each with equal amounts chicken, tomato and cucumber; spoon in sauce. Yields 1 pita per serving.

Notes
Sprinkle chicken and vegetables with fresh lemon juice before stuffing into pitas, if desired.

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