Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Recipe of the Day

Indian-Spiced Chicken Pita

Recipe Insight: Garam masala is a blend of spices used in Indian cooking.

This recipe provides 4 servings


1) 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
2) 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala, divided
3) 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
4) 1 cup thinly sliced seeded cucumber
5) 3/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
6) 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro or mint
7) 2 teaspoons lemon juice
8) A pinch of ground black pepper
9) 4  6 inch whole wheat pitas, warmed
10) 1 1/2 cup shredded romine lettuce
11) 1 large tomato or 2 medium tomatoes
12) 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onions


1) Preheat oven to broiler setting. Coat a broiler pan with cooking spray

2) Sprinkle chicken with 1 teaspoon garam masala and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place the chicken in the pan and cook until no longer pink in the center, 165 degrees, 4-8 mins per side, depends on the size of the breast. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and let rest for approx. 5 mins.

3) 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. Thinly slice the chicken. Split open the warm pitas and fill with chicken, yogurt sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion.

Nutritional value per serving: 

Calories: 335
Total Fat: 5 grams (saturated 1 gram)
Carbs: 32 grams
Protein: 32 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Sodium: 635
Potassium: 485

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