Once again we’ve invited Leslie from Dishing With Leslie to share one of her delicious recipes with SkinnyMs. We love this recipe for her Greek pita sandwich and think you will as well.
“I have made this a few times over the past month. I first started by trying to add the tomatoes and olives to the skillet. But have found that it turns out better and tastes better by adding them at the end. So good! My husband LOVES this sandwich!” -Leslie
Sandwiches are a great option for lunch because they are convenient and easy to prepare. Unfortunately, sandwiches can get unhealthy quickly, especially if you overdo it with condiments or you choose the wrong type of bread. Sandwiches are a lunch favorite, but they tend to be dry and bland if you do not use condiments – unless you know how to pick the best sandwich ingredients.
This Greek pita sandwich recipe is bright and flavorful. It is loaded with healthy ingredients, but there is no shortage of taste, either. When you mix together bold tastes, such as feta cheese, onion, and olives, there is bound to be a flavor overload.
If you are looking for a healthy, big-on-flavor sandwich, this is it. Sandwich fans rejoice! We have plenty of options for you and your lunchbox. Check out our veggie pesto sandwich or our roasted pear sandwich with baby spinach.
Serving Size: 1/2 pita pocket with 1/4 of chicken pieces | Calories: 244 | Total Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 35 mg | Sodium: 382 mg | Carbohydrates: 23 g | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugars: 4 g | Protein:15 g | SmartPoints (freestyle): 5 |
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in half and sliced in to 1 inch thick strips
- 1 medium sweet onion, halved and then quartered, sliced in to strips small amount of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning (we use McCormick Blend)
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 large whole wheat pitas, cut in half and cut into a pocket
- Six leaves of Romaine lettuce, torn
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced in half (can also substitute black olives)
- 1/2 cup low fat Feta Cheese
- In a large, non-stick skillet, saute onions in 1 tablespoon olive oil. When onions are soft, add in chicken strips. Cook on medium heat for about 5-10 minutes or until no longer pink. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and add in Greek seasoning. Stir well, cover and let simmer for ten more minutes, stirring occasionally so it doesn't burn.
- Prepare sandwiches:
- Cut pita in half, and stuff with small amount of torn lettuce. Using a slotted spoon, spoon chicken and onion mixture in to pita pocket. Top with tomatoes, olives, and Feta cheese.
- Serves 4
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