Skillet Chicken Salad Pitas

The sweet chili sauce in these delicious pita sandwiches gives them a decidedly Asian flavor. Serve them at home for lunch, or place in a cooler for a delightful picnic.

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Makes:
8 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Marinate:
1 hr
Cook:
8 mins
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Skillet Chicken Salad Pitas

Ingredients
1/3
cup snipped fresh cilantro
1/4
cup Asian sweet chili sauce
2
tablespoons lime juice
1
tablespoon minced garlic
1
teaspoon olive oil
1/8
teaspoon kosher salt or salt
2
pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
large red sweet pepper, cut into bite-size strips
2/3
cup mayonnaise
1/2
cup snipped fresh cilantro
2
tablespoons lime juice
8
pita bread rounds
8
leaves red or green leaf lettuce

Directions

  1. In resealable plastic bag set in shallow dish, combine 1/3 cup cilantro, chili sauce, 2 tablespoons lime juice, garlic, oil, and salt. Add chicken. Seal bag; turn to coat. Marinate, refrigerated, 1 hour.
  2. Heat 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken mixture half at a time, and cook 3 minutes per batch, stirring occasionally. Return all chicken to skillet. Add sweet pepper; continue cooking 5 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Using a slotted spoon transfer chicken mixture to large bowl. Cover; refrigerate 1 to 8 hours. Makes 8 pita sandwiches.
  3. For dressing, in bowl combine mayonnaise, 1/2 cup cilantro, and 2 tablespoons lime juice. To serve, top each pita with a lettuce leaf. Spoon chicken mixture on half of each pita (if necessary, drain excess liquid from chicken). Drizzle with dressing.

From the Test Kitchen

To Tote:

Toss chicken mixture with dressing. Place in airtight container in a cooler. Assemble just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

(Skillet Chicken Salad Pitas)
    Per serving:
  • 456 kcal cal.,
  • 18 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 9 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 4 g monounsatured fat),
  • 73 mg chol.,
  • 644 mg sodium,
  • 38 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 2 g sugar,
  • 33 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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