Chicken Souvlaki Pita Sandwiches


These chicken souvlaki pita sandwiches are my new favorite sandwich.  One reason is that after marinating the chicken, this comes together in less than 15 minutes!

Is this a traditional chicken souvlaki?  I am not sure, all I know is that it’s delicious.

The star of the show?  The pan fried lemon!

this is a photo of a pan fried lemon

Once cooked for about 2-3 minutes per side, the lemon rind becomes super soft and edible and adds just enough citrus notes to the sandwich that if you didn’t know it was in there, you would wonder where the punch of acid was coming from.  #love

Ingredients

  • For the chicken:
  • 1 pound chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil (or any oil)
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • For the pitas:
  • 12 ounces skinny pizza dough (divided into 3 ounce portions)
  • avocado oil spray
  • seasoning of choice (I used chopped dried rosemary and a pinch of garlic powder)
  • For the sandwich:
  • 4 tablespoons hummus
  • diced cucumber and tomatoes
  • Ed’s ranch dressing (see notes below)
  • pan fried lemon slices

Instructions

  1. Mix the chicken and all the ingredients through to the lemon juice. Let marinate for at least an hour.
  2. Heat skillet over medium heat. Add avocado oil spray and cook the chicken for about 10 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 160. Set aside.
  3. Roll out the pizza dough into a 5 inch circle. Cook in a skillet with avocado oil spray, and season with your favorite dry herbs. Cook each side for about 2-3 minutes.
  4. To assemble: one tablespoon hummus, add chicken and top with the cucumbers and tomatoes and drizzle a tablespoon of Ed’s ranch dressing.
  5. To make this sandwich EXTRA. After the pitas are cooked, cook two slices of lemon for 2-3 minutes, or until the rind starts to soften. Chop and add 1/2 lemon slice to each sandwich.
  6. To make this sandwich EXTRA EXTRA: spray a skillet with avocado oil spray and fold the sandwich like a taco, and pan fry each side for 2-3 minutes. The outside will be a bit crispy, but chewy in the center.

Notes

On #teampurple and #teamblue this sandwich is 5 points. On #teamgreen it’s 7 points.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 1

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 542Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 615mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 43g


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