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Spice Rubbed Chicken Pitas

spice rubbed chicken pitas
  • (1 lb.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
  • (1 1/2 tsp.) garam masala, divided
  • (3/4 tsp.) kosher salt, divided
  • (1 cup) seeded cucumber, thinly sliced
  • (3/4 cup) nonfat plain yogurt
  • (1 Tbsp.) fresh cilantro or mint, chopped
  • (2 tsp.) lemon juice
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • (4 6-in.) whole-wheat pitas, warmed and halved
  • (1 cup) shredded romaine lettuce
  • (1 large) tomato, sliced
  • (1/4 cup) red onion, thinly sliced

Spice Rubbed Chicken Pitas

Indian spiced chicken served in whole-wheat pitas with a cool, cucumber yogurt, lettuce tomato and onion.

Preparation Time
About 15 minutes
Cook Time
About 15 minutes


  1. 1With oven rack in upper third position, preheat broiler. Spray a broiler pan with cooking spray.
  2. 2Season both sides of chicken with 1 tsp. garam masala and 1/2 tsp. salt. Broil 8-16 minutes, flipping halfway through. Place on a cutting board and set aside 5 minutes.

  3. 3In a small bowl, mix together cucumber, yogurt, cilantro, lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. garam masala and 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper. Slice the chicken.
  4. 4Fill each pita with chicken, yogurt sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 pita

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 333
  • Total Fat 5 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 44 g
  • Protein 32 g
  • Cholesterol 64 mg
  • Sodium 637 mg
  • Fiber 6 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Lunch

Recipe Subcategory: Wraps and Pitas

Recipe Ethnicity: Middle-Eastern

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Poultry, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.