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Skillet Chicken Salad Pitas

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 30 mins Marinate 1 hr Cook 8 mins Chill 1 hr
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 KitchenTo Tote:
  • Toss chicken mixture with dressing. Place in airtight container in a cooler. Assemble just before serving.
Nutrition Facts (Skillet Chicken Salad Pitas)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 456,
  • Fat, total (g) 18,
  • chol. (mg) 73,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 38,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 9,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 33,
  • vit. A (IU) 2478,
  • vit. C (mg) 38,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 16,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 97,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 644,
  • Potassium (mg) 485,
  • calcium (mg) 91,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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