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Easy Family Recipes: Mediterranean Chicken Pitas

Sometimes, it seems like you can stuff a pita with just about anything and the kids will gobble it up. “Pocket” breads are fun, even more so if you get the kids to lend a hand with the filling. These Mediterranean chicken pitas are stuffed with a mild, yet tasty chicken salad. We’ve cut the fat by using a plain Greek yogurt in place of the usual mayo, added some fresh dill for a little bit of flavor, and diced cucumbers and red bell pepper for crunch. Have the kids help with mixing the salad and stuffing the pitas. Want to pack these into a lunch without worrying about the pita getting soggy? Dry your lettuce really well, then use it as a liner between the salad and the bread. No more mushy bread!

Mediterranean Chicken Pitas

Prep time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2

  • 1 (10-ounce) can chicken breast, drained and flaked
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
  • 2 whole wheat or white pitas
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves


  1. In large bowl combine chicken, cucumber, red bell pepper, salt, yogurt and dill; toss to mix well.

  2. Cut each pita in half horizontally; carefully open each pita half. Fill each with 2 lettuce leaves and half of chicken mixture.

Recipe adapted from CMI and Kelsey Nixon

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