Chicken Salad Pitas

Southern Living
Chicken Salad PitasRecipe

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

Pepper jelly adds a sweet-hot note to Chicken Salad Pitas. And you'll love the extra zing from lemon zest and ground red pepper that's been added to these sandwiches.
Makes 4 dozen

Ingredients

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1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup red pepper jelly
1/4 cup minced green onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon lime zest
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped toasted pecans
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
24 mini pita pockets, halved
1 bunch fresh watercress

Preparation

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 4 Hours, 30 Minutes
Whisk together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in chicken and next 2 ingredients until blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill 4 hours. Fill pitas with watercress and chicken salad. Serve immediately.

Created date

November 2012