Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Left-Over Wednesdays: Chicken Pitas with Hummus and Spinach

So it's been a while since I've done a recipe! I was wandering around the store Monday in search of something cool, light and healthy for dinner, and this is what I came up with!! Hope you try it, and add some other fun ingredients to make it your own! Be sure to come back and let me know what you think and what you added to this! Bon Appetit!

Chicken Pitas with Hummus and Spinach

I did this two ways: baked open-faced like pizza and cold like a pita sandwich! Both ways were great!

Medium pitas
Chicken strips, baked with Cavendar's Greek seasoning
Hummus, store bought or homemade (I used a good store bought brand that had garlic and pine nuts)
Fresh baby spinach, lightly steamed, but not wilty
Goat cheese

1. Bake the seasoned chicken strips in a 375 degree oven until cooked through. Dice chicken strips once cooked.

2. If you choose to bake them, place pitas on baking sheet; or place on a serving tray if leaving cold. Spread about 1-2 tablespoons of hummus on each pita.

3. Place spinach in pot with about 1/2 cup water and place over medium-low heat. Toss spinach constantly until lightly steamed, or just beginning to wilt. Drain well.

4. Layer spinach, chicken and cheese on pitas.

5. If baking, place in 375 degree oven for 5-10 minutes until warmed through.

After the fact, I wished for some roasted red peppers or maybe sun-dried tomatoes to add a little color and flavor, but everyone agreed this was a yummy experiment!
Nutrition Info: I figured that one pita had 280-300 calories!


Jaci Spain said...

That looks WONDERFUL! I'm really hungry now:)

Cannonicity said...

Way to go girl looks yummy and healthy! YUM

Lianne said...

This sounds fantastic...Gonna have to try it!

(The pizza in the post above this looks heavenly, too. I shouldn't read blogs when I'm hungry.)

Valerie said...

It looks delicious. But you know I have never ever tried Hummus! I'll have to give this recipe a try.

Have a blessed day!

Jill said...

These look delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

Rachel said...

Yum! I love spinach and goat cheese. I'll bet they would be good with tomatoes too!