Grilled Chicken Pita - 1 Guiding Stars
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Grilling brings out the best flavor and texture in eggplant, making it an excellent companion to chicken in this simple summer sandwich. Serve with a seasonal greens salad to round out the rainbow of vegetables more fully, and while you’ve got the grill out, toss some sweet peaches on there for a nutritious, luscious dessert.

Ingredients

Marinade:

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup fat-free Italian dressing
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped basil
  • Pepper to taste

Pitas:

  • 1 small eggplant, sliced
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 plum tomatoes, cored and halved
  • 4 whole wheat pitas, halved

Directions

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high.
  2. Whisk together the marinade ingredients. Split the marinade into two bowls, one for basting and one for dressing.
  3. Brush half the dressing on the eggplant, chicken, and tomatoes. Grill, flipping once, until the chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165ºF and the veggies are tender (15-20 minutes). Discard remaining basting marinade.
  4. Warm the pitas in the microwave for a few seconds until they are soft and pliable.
  5. Slice the grilled chicken, stuff into the warmed pitas with slices of eggplant and tomato, and drizzle with remaining marinade.
  6. Serve warm.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 260; Total Fat 6.5g (8% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1g (5% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 43mg (14% DV); Sodium 430mg (19% DV); Total Carbohydrate 33g (12% DV); Dietary Fiber 2g (8% DV); Total Sugars 7g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 19g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 2% DV; Iron 10% DV; Potassium 10% DV; Niacin 70% DV; Selenium 60% DV; Manganese 45% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/grilled-chicken-pita/
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