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Chicken Salad Pita Sandwich

Chicken salad is so versatile and can quickly be added to many dishes for a protein boost. This recipe is made without mayo, but balsamic dressing adds zest. Keep a big batch of chicken salad on hand and add to pitas for a super easy lunchbox that’s ready in minutes.

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Chicken Salad Pita Sandwich

Chicken Salad Pita Sandwich

Chicken salad is so versatile and can quickly be added to many dishes for a protein boost. This recipe is made without mayo, but balsamic dressing adds zest. Keep a big batch of chicken salad on hand and add to pitas for a super easy lunchbox that's ready in minutes.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 2 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 ounces raisins
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups Earth Greens organic baby spinach
  • 2 whole wheat pitas, halved
  • 2 mini sweet peppers, sliced
  • 1 mandarin, per serving

Instructions

  1. Combine chicken, sunflower seeds, cheese, raisins, dressing, salt and pepper in medium bowl.
  2. Line pita halves with spinach and chicken salad. Place in lunchboxes.
  3. Serve with mini sweet peppers, guacamole and mandarin.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 6gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 443mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 4gSugar: 10gProtein: 15g

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Lesley Daniels

About the Author

Lesley Daniels

Lesley got her first taste for the food industry over 10 years ago at Heinz. Her finance and communication skills gave her an opportunity to explore many roles within their supply chain and procurement teams. Years later, she took her passion for creating and marketing food to Giant Eagle to source and develop their private label brands. At Produce for Kids, Lesley serves as the keystone between our retail partners and growers. As the mom of two daring boys and the wife of a passionate outdoorsmen, Lesley is always searching for healthy and delicious ways to fuel their next family biking or hiking adventure.

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