Peri-peri chicken pittas

30 March 2020

Using only four ingredients this fast and easy dish is great for lunch or dinner. It also has the bonus of being low in saturated fat whilst being packed with protein, leaving us full.

Nutritional highlights

The chicken in this recipe helps provide us with our daily protein requirements. Protein is known as the building blocks in our bodies and is needed to create cells, DNA and can help to repair our muscles. There is growing evidence to suggest that we need more protein as we get older to offset the increase in muscle loss associated with old age. Eating more protein at that point in our lives can help to reduce muscle wastage and decrease our fall risk.

Ingredients list

(Makes 4 servings)
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp peri-peri sauce
  • 300g mixed salad leaves
  • 4 pitta breads (wholemeal or plain)

Method

Chop the chicken into 2cm cubes and mix with the peri-peri sauce.

Heat the grill to high and push the chicken cubes onto skewers* and grill on all sides for 10-12 minutes in total or until cooked through and a little charred.

Warm the pittas in a toaster, when done slice them in half, stuff with mixed salad leaves.

Slide the chicken off the skewers and add into the pittas and serve.

*if using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20-30 minutes before use, to prevent them from burning.

Top tips

Swap out the chicken for seitan or tofu turning this dish into a vegetarian meal.

Add in more ingredients such as peppers and onions to help you reach your 5 a day.

You can swap the sauce out for a rub if you prefer, you can also marinade the chicken the day before to ensure you get juicy and tender chicken.

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