Saturday, August 18, 2012

Breaded Chicken Pita Sandwiches

We spent some time with my sister-in-law and her family this past week, and this was one of the things we ate there.  I thought it was so tasty, pretty quick and simple, and everyone liked it.  That pretty much makes for a perfect dinner in  my opinion.

Breaded Chicken Pita Sandwiches
Recipe by Emily Nuzman

1 lb chicken, cut into 1/2" cubes
1 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup milk
2 T olive or vegetable oil
6 pocket pitas, cut in half
Tomatoes, diced
Cucumbers, diced
Red peppers, diced
Green onions, chopped
Ranch dressing

In a small bowl combine breadcrumbs and garlic powder.  Place milk in a separate small bowl.  Heat oil a skillet over medium to medium-high heat.  Toss chicken pieces into milk, then breadcrumb mixture, then into the hot pan.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is browned and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.  Remove from pan and set aside.

Line half a pita with lettuce leaves, then add chicken and desired vegetables, topping with a drizzle of ranch dressing.

Serves 6.

1 comment:

M said...

I'll bet this would also be yummy (and have a more Mediterranean taste) if you topped it with thin Greek yogurt or similar, with some dill, instead of the ranch dressing.