Almonds add crunch to the filling, though you can substitute toasted walnuts or pecans, if you prefer. Serve this pineapple chicken salad pita recipe with a side of baked potato chips to round out the meal.
2 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast (about 1 pound)
1/2 cup matchstick-cut carrots
1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, drained
4 (6-inch) whole wheat pitas, each cut in half
8 Romaine lettuce leaves
How to Make It
Combine first 11 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well. Line each pita half with 1 lettuce leaf; fill each half with 1/3 cup chicken mixture.
This recipes is delicious. Followed the recipe and it came out perfect. I ate it for lunch for several days in a row and did not get tired of it. This would also be good in a wrap, served on crackers, or by itself! Yum!
We love this recipe and double it every time because it goes so fast. We have modified it to use less mayo and more yogurt, extra almonds, adding matchstick chopped broccoli (comes prepackaged with carrots) and chopped celery.
So good, that I had to make a second batch the next day! This chicken salad has great texture & flavor. For those who thought it was too salty; some rotisserie chicken can be heavy on the sodium. I Poached my chicken breast then shredded when cooled. My new go to chicken salad ;-).
I never cook and decided to start with this recipe and it was a hit with my boyfriend! We both loved it and can't wait to have it again. I left out the Worcestershire based on reviews. I would add more pineapple next time. Awesome meal :)
This is one of my favorite chicken salad recipes and I've made it a bunch of times. I will often just throw in whatever happens to be in the house, red peppers, diced apple, dried cranberries, halved grape tomatoes , or red grapes. My family loves it. It does get a little watery after a day or two in the fridge, but if you just use a slotted spoon it is still a great staple to keep around for leftovers.
I've made this three times now and we really enjoy it. The last two times I used shredded rotisserie chicken breast which worked better than the chopped chicken. I use Weight Watcher's pitas which are only 100 calories and I spray them lightly with Pam and fry them. The combination is really good and makes a tasty summer weeknight dinner.
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