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Smoky Bacon and Blue Cheese Chicken Salad Pitas

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Fonda Shaia
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 stuffed pita halves)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.