Indian Spiced Chicken Protein Pitas

chicken-pita

This extreamly low carb meal packs a protein punch! I used Pita Gourmet – High Protein pitas with only 10 g carbs in one pita. The flavour is fresh with a little kick. If you are not a huge fan of cilantro try substituting it for dill. Dill helps protects against free radicals and carcinogens is an anti-bacterial spice and a flavorful way to help prevent bone loss. Also, for a vegetarian option substitute the chicken for firm grilled tofu.

Indian Spiced Chicken Protein Pitas Recipe

By kimmy Published: November 14, 2013

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Ready In: 30 mins

Calories: 257 | Fat: 6.3g | Protein: 39.1g | Carbs: 8.9g | Fibre: 2.1g | WW Points: 6

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle chicken with 1 teaspoon garam masala and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place the chicken on the grill rack or prepared pan and cook until no longer pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165F, 4 to 8 minutes per side, depending on the size of the breast. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine cucumber, yogurt, cilantro (or mint), lemon juice, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon garam masala and 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a small bowl. Thinly slice the chicken. Split open the warm pitas and fill with the chicken, yogurt sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion.
  3. Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2. Refrigerate the chicken in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
  4. Tips: Garam masala is a blend of spices used in Indian cooking. It is available in the spice section of most supermarkets.
  5. To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)
By | 2013-11-14T02:23:02+00:00 November 14th, 2013|Kid Friendly, Low Carb, Recipes, WW Friendly|

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Hello and thanks for popping by! My name is Kim and I love to cook low carbs recipes, desserts, salads and soups. I am always on the hunt for new recipes to make over. My husband Paul was diagnosed with slow onset Type 1 diabetes (LADA) over 5 years ago so we were forced to change the way we did things when it came to cooking. We have always been a healthy and active family. I play soccer, we both run 3-4 times per week and walk 5km most week days after dinner. Our kids play soccer and rugby and are no strangers to a healthy lifestyle. Spending time in the kitchen is always time well spent in my humble opinion and I love to share my cooking successes with you here. There may be hiccups along the way but we keep going and I hope our passion for food translates to your kitchen. Feel free to explore and remember to check us out on Face Book, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.

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