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Chicken Pita Pockets

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I’m back with a vengeance. That frightful throat infection had me down for awhile, but now that I’m back, I suddenly have a new inspiration to cook and snap pictures for you. And here you go! I couldn’t come up with a simpler, more throw-together version if I tried. This is as easy as it gets, and if I got my timing right, you may have some leftover Sunday dinner you could use in this.

So, what’s for lunch? Well, I ran out of ideas this week and thought,Β Is it time to go back to weekly meal planning? At least then I won’t have that frantic last minute search for a “chicken-recipe-for-lunch-no-bread”.

But ah, who am I kidding? No meal planning was done, except in the grocery store where I suddenly realized we haven’t had pita bread in awhile. So here it is!
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#rant2: The one thing that turns me off pita bread is the constant crumbling and breaking, which ends up with the filling all over your plate and a handful of pita bread pieces. Solution? Layer the inside with one or two pieces of lettuce before adding the filling. Works like a charm!

Recipe notes:
– I didn’t have a rotisserie chicken for this, so I ended up making my own honey mustard chicken which blended perfectly.
– I also used store bought pita pockets because I’m too lazy they were thereΒ I am a responsible adult who knows how to do grocery shopping.
– If you treat this like a wrap, you could add other filling ingredients too (grilled onions, mushrooms, and whatever thine heart fancieth).
– The measurements below are more of estimates than exact measurements. Feel free to play around with them.

Chicken Pita Pockets

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 1/2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup greek yogurt or sour cream
  • handful of lettuce
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4-5 pita breads, halved


  1. Warm the pita breads and carefully open them.
  2. Spread yogurt on the inside, layer with lettuce.
  3. Fill with chicken, cheese, and tomatoes.
  4. Top with more yogurt if desired.

One last thing: Our Daily Scraps is going to be featured on Esme Salon’s The Recipe Hunter “20+1 Interview Questions” on June 15, so watch out for that! I’ve been having fun reading all the interviews up to now; Esme does a great job drawing the recipe blogger community together, both on her blog and on her social media sites. She even has guest posts from non-recipe bloggers occasionally. Check out her blog here!

[This recipe was shared on Served Up With Love linkup.]


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