Charred Vegetable & Chicken Pitas with Garlic Mayo

We love this healthy veggie and chicken recipe all bundled up in pita, but you can also serve it over brown rice, drizzled with the mayo sauce too.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
5 pitas


  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt plus 1 tablespoon, divided

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice plus 1 tablespoon, divided

  • 4 cloves garlic, grated, divided

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 large egg

  • cup canola oil

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 large red onion, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

  • 5 (6 inch) whole-wheat pitas, warmed

  • 5 small lettuce leaves

  • 1 large tomato, halved and sliced


  1. Whisk 1/4 cup each yogurt and lemon juice, 3 garlic cloves, oregano and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large nonreactive bowl. Add chicken and stir to coat. Marinate for 15 to 30 minutes.

  2. Combine egg with the remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 garlic clove in a blender and puree. With the motor running, drizzle in oil. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon yogurt and 1/2 teaspoon salt and season with pepper. Set aside.

  3. Place an oven rack in the top position and preheat broiler to High. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil.

  4. Stir bell pepper and onion into the chicken and marinade. Spread evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Broil, stirring once halfway, until the chicken is just cooked through and the vegetables are lightly charred, 14 to 16 minutes.

  5. Spread 1 tablespoon of the garlic mayo on each pita (reserve the remaining mayo for another use). Top with the chicken and vegetables, lettuce and tomato.


To make ahead: Refrigerate garlic mayo (Step 2) for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

456 Calories
20g Fat
40g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Serving Size 1 pita
Calories 456
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 32g 63%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Vitamin A 1474IU 29%
Vitamin C 40mg 44%
Folate 60mcg 15%
Sodium 608mg 26%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 3mg 19%
Magnesium 76mg 18%
Potassium 596mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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