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5) Indian Spiced Chicken Pitas (5 of 5)

Indian Spiced Chicken Pitas

5) Indian Spiced Chicken Pitas (5 of 5)

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala , (see Tip), divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 cup thinly sliced seeded cucumber
  • 3/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro , or mint
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Freshly ground pepper , to taste
  • 4 6-inch whole-wheat pitas, warmed
  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2 small or 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high or position rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler. If grilling, oil the grill rack. If broiling, coat a broiler pan with cooking spray.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with 1 teaspoon garam masala and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  3. Place the chicken on the grill rack or prepared pan and cook until no longer pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, 4 to 8 minutes per side, depending on the size of the breast.
  4. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine cucumber, yogurt, cilantro (or mint), lemon juice, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon garam masala and 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  6. Thinly slice the chicken.
  7. Split open the warm pitas and fill them with the chicken, yogurt sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion.

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