Poppy Seed Chicken Pitas

Citrus and Poppy Seed Chicken in Pita Breads
Citrus and Poppy Seed Chicken in Pita Breads
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Ingredients

3 Chicken Breast skin-on, bone-in
1½ tbsp Poppy seeds
½ cup Walnuts or pecans, almonds, chopped and toasted
¼ cup fresh Chives chopped
½ cup Dried apricots chopped (optional)
4 Whole-wheat pitas halved
1 Oranges large
½ cup Mayonnaise
⅓ cup Sour cream or low-fat Greek yogurt
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 stalk Celery chopped
Lettuce torn leaves for serving
freshly Ground pepper to taste
Kosher Salt to taste

Nutritional information

749
calories
41g
fat
51g
carbohydrates
43g
protein
109mg
cholesterol
957mg
sodium
Ingredients

Poppy Seed Chicken Pitas

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I love making these Poppy Seed-Chicken Pitas and taking them to work with me for lunch. Boiled chicken in some orange zest and cooked to a juicy perfection then tossed in a citrus dressing of mayonnaise, dijon mustard and sour cream with chopped celery, fresh chives, poppy seeds and crunchy nuts.

If you are cutting carbs, this salad is delicious by itself too, or enjoy it inside some warm freshly baked pita breads.

To make Poppy Seed-Chicken Pitas, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Poppy Seed Chicken Pitas

So, how to make Poppy Seed-Chicken Pitas?

Steps to make Poppy Seed Chicken Pitas

1

Cover chicken in salt water

2

In a saucepan, cover the chicken with cold water and 1 teaspoon salt.

2

Add orange zest

3

With a vegetable peeler, grate a few strips of zest from half an orange and add to the water.

3

Boil chicken

20

Cover the saucepan and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered for about 18 minutes until the chicken is cooked completely. Drain from water and allow to cool.

4

Prepare dressing

5

Into a bowl, grate remaining strips of orange zest from the orange and squeeze the juices. Add mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, celery, nuts, chives, poppy seeds, ½ teaspoon salt and pepper, each and stir together. If using, add the apricots too.

5

Shred chicken

5

Shred the chicken from the skin and bones, discarding them and toss in the salad dressing, until well mixed.

6

Serve

5

Slice each pita open and stuff with a few lettuce leaves and shredded chicken salad. Serve and enjoy!

Enjoy this Poppy Seed-Chicken Pita lunchtime recipe when you try it at home. It’s fresh, juicy and bursting with sweet and citrus flavors. It’s the perfect refreshing meal for a work lunch break, in your busy day! Share your posts with us and tag #cookmerecipes on your social media pages!

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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