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Easy Pre/Post Workout Chicken Pitas

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Chicken Pitas

Say goodbye to those old and boring pre-post workout meals… it’s time to shake things up! These pita pockets are so tangy and refreshing they are bound to wake up those sleepy taste buds! Not to mention, pretty quick to assemble, even with the extra sides. Pita pockets are a perfect pre/post workout carbohydrate alternative, having both low fiber and low fat. Use low-fat greek yogurt to create a yummy spread for your pre/post workout meals, or the higher fat versions for your other meals.


Recipe & Photography By: Heather Dahlenburg

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 311 kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 Pita pockets

Pickled onions:

  • 200 g Red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp stevia (or sweetener of choice)

Tzatziki sauce:

  • 5 oz nonfat greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 100 g cucumber, diced finely or shredded
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1/4 lemon, juiced
  • Salt, pepper & garlic powder to taste

Chicken:

  • 1.2 lb chicken breast
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Optional: 1-2tsp Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Prepare vegetables (slice onions, cucumber, dill etc.)

  2. Over medium heat, bring ½ cup of red wine vinegar to a low boil.

  3. Add sweetener of choice and stir to dissolve.

  4. Remove pan from heat and add onions to the hot vinegar, stir and let cool (you can store in a jar in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks)

  5. Assemble tzatziki sauce- to a small bowl, add yogurt, crushed garlic, shredded cucumber, dill and lemon. Stir to combine!

  6. Add salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste, set aside.

  7. Preheat skillet over medium heat.

  8. Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder (optional Italian seasoning).

  9. Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.

  10. Cook chicken for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.

  11. Remove from heat and squeeze lemon over chicken breast.

  12. Assemble pita pockets with chicken, marinated onion and tzatziki.

  13. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Pitas
Amount Per Serving (1 pita)
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 30g 60%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
2018-06-08T13:33:10+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Entrees, Nutrition|0 Comments

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