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Chicken Pitas-Gundersen Lutheran 500 Club

Curried Chicken Pitas
Makes 4 servings
Getting started Equipment you will need: knife/cutting board, small skillet, large bowl, spatula Do right away when you get home:

1 firm ripe pear

1 stalk celery

2 cups cooked chicken

1/4 cup sliced or slivered almonds

6 Tbsp. nonfat plain yogurt
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. curry powder
1/2 cup dried cranberries


1. Dice pear and celery. Chop chicken into cubes. Toast almonds in a small skillet (see tips).
2. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, and curry in a large bowl. Add chicken, pear, celery, cranberries, and almonds. Toss to combine. 4 (4-to 5-inch) whole wheat pita breads 2 cups sprouts

3. Cut pitas in half. Fill each pita half with ½ cup chicken salad and ¼ cup sprouts.

Suggested Side Items: Easy Zucchini Parmesan (October 2nd recipe)

Tips: To toast almonds, place in a dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for about 2 to 4 minutes until almonds are fragrant and lightly browned. Rotisserie chicken works well in this recipe. Shopping list: Pear Sliced or slivered almonds Dried cranberries Sprouts Rotisserie or precooked chicken 1 stalk celery Nonfat plain yogurt Whole wheat pita breads (4- to 5-inch rounds)

Check for: Low-fat mayonnaise
Curry powder

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