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Chicken Cucumber Pitas

I wanted a good recipe for pita stuffing. Seeing the large stack of garden-fresh cucumbers on my counter, I decided to improvise and create my own recipe. It was a huge hit. —Sheena Wellard, Nampa, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 large cucumber, quartered, seeded and sliced
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cubed cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 pita pocket halves

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the ranch dressing, mayonnaise, Italian dressing, garlic powder and pepper; pour over chicken mixture and toss to coat. Fill each pita half with a scant 1/2 cup chicken mixture.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Replace the chicken with a can of chickpeas for a meatless sandwich.
  • Warm the pitas in the microwave just for a few seconds to make them more pliable and easier to fill without ripping.
  • Health Tip: Substitute reduced-fat mayo and dressings to save 60 calories and 8g fat per serving.
    Nutrition Facts
    2 filled pita halves: 445 calories, 22g fat (5g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 747mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

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    • sjrh51
      Jul 19, 2020

      Really nice for a hot night.... grilled the chicken for extra flavor, substituted lemon juice for the Italian dressing.....prefer that nuance....have used sour cream in place of the mayonnaise in a pinch with good results

    • MargeD24
      Jul 3, 2018

      TOH -- PLEASE return to your former format where most of the recipes print on one page and favorite reviews can be selected to print. This new format is not user-friendly.