Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas

May/June 2009

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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.

"It was a great idea but with the ingredients suggested it didn't blend well. Next time i'll be leaving out the cilantro and instead adding garlic. I would also consider marinading the chicken; it was a bit bland. "
Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas

23 Reviews for Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas


Very interesting and refreshing flavors are included in this recipe. I had a no fuss approach to cooking my chicken (seasoned and cooked it in a skillet before dicing.) The sauce was a nice cool addition and paired well with the garam masala.

Easy recipe, tasty dish!!

Loved this dish. Quickly done and it can be adjusted to your taste. I used quite a bit of garam masala, so it had a nice kick to it. Instead of the fresh cilantro, I used the Cilnatro Paste from Gourmet Garden, this worked extremely well, and made the raita better. I use the English cucumbers, which have more bite than the regular ones. Great yield. I used chicken tenders instead of breasts. The tender size fits the pita pocket exactly. Grilled it on the Foreman, which made this a quick dinner effort, without having to heat up the broiler.

Easy to make, great yield
A new favorite

My whole family loved these! I've made them several times and even without the garam masala they are awesome! (But do use mint in the yoghurt mixture then!)

Easy, tasty, healthy
Really Easy + Tasty

After reading the comments about this recipe being bland and having flavors that did not blend I was really hesitant to throw this dish together but after making it I am extremely curious to find out what everyone here is doing wrong. I found the Garam Masala to be extremely flavorful and fragrant. All of the ingredients complimented one another well and my yogurt sauce held together well and never got too thin. I would highly recommend this dish

Flavorful, Tangy, Spicy, Quick
Comments (1)


Anonymous wrote 2 years 24 weeks ago

Agreed, very flavorful!!

Agreed, very flavorful!!


I loved this recipe! It is like an Indian-styled version of the middle eastern gyros. You may see some people complaining about the combination of flavors, but really they blend well together, but they are more fragrant than many American's are used to. In my house, we have some sort of middle eastern/Indian foods at least once a month from scratch... it's my kids favorite style of food. This will definitely be added to the repertoire.


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