Smoky Bacon and Blue Cheese Chicken Salad Pitas

Smoky Bacon and Blue Cheese Chicken Salad Pitas Recipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner; Fonda Shaia
The BLT sandwich is the inspiration for this tangy salad. You can make the chicken salad ahead, and place it in pita halves just before serving.


4 servings (serving size: 2 stuffed pita halves)

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Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 375
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 12.1 g
Satfat 3.7 g
Monofat 3.6 g
Polyfat 3.1 g
Protein 26.1 g
Carbohydrate 43.8 g
Fiber 6.3 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Iron 3.5 mg
Sodium 696 mg
Calcium 130 mg


3/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled blue cheese
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken (about 6 ounces)
4 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
4 (6-inch) whole wheat pitas, cut in half


Combine first 4 ingredients, stirring well. Combine lettuce, chicken, bacon, and tomatoes in a medium bowl, stirring well. Drizzle yogurt mixture over chicken mixture; toss gently to coat. Spoon 1/2 cup chicken salad into each pita half. Serve immediately.


Barbara Lauterbach,

May 2004
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