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Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/indian_spiced_chicken_pitas.html

From EatingWell:  May/June 2009

Make a perfect summer supper: grill spice-rubbed chicken breasts and tuck them into whole-wheat pitas along with fresh vegetables and a tangy yogurt sauce. Serve with: Grilled vegetables and a pilsner.

4 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high or position rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler. If grilling, oil the grill rack (see Tip). If broiling, coat a broiler pan with cooking spray.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with 1 teaspoon garam masala and 1/2 teaspoon salt. 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. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
  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 the chicken, yogurt sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion.

Nutrition

Per serving : 333 Calories; 5 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 64 mg Cholesterol; 44 g Carbohydrates; 32 g Protein; 6 g Fiber; 637 mg Sodium; 485 mg Potassium

2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat

Tips & Notes