Pita Chicken Ingredients:
- 1 small (kid-sized) boneless chicken breast or 2 chicken tenders
- 1 pita pocket bread
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- Anything else you like on your sandwich like shredded lettuce or bell peppers of any color or celery or cheese. Or nothing if you just like chicken.
Heat a stove top grill or non-stick skillet to medium high. Carefully use a spatula or tongs to transfer the chicken strips onto the grill. Cook until browned on the bottom, then use a tongs to turn the strips to another side. Continue cooking (about 7-8 minutes all together) until all sides are browned. Use the tongs to transfer the chicken to a plate with a paper towel on it. Cool for 5-6 minutes.
To assemble your lunch, cut the pita bread in half and gently open the pocket. Fill with chicken and your favorite extras. Wrap in a piece of foil or better yet in a plastic sandwich box. That way it won’t get squished in your lunch box. Makes 2 half pita pockets.
Skills: assembling a sandwich
Equipment: stove top grill, tongs
A variation is to omit the soy sauce, lemon and honey and grill the chicken plain. Then drizzle the chicken with 1 T of BBQ sauce and stuff it into the pita. In class we experimented with the following ingredients to develop our own recipe.
- Tomato sauce
- Garlic powder
Skills: seasoning your food, combining a variety of tastes, tasting for balance
Equipment: a small bowl and some spoons