Chicken In A Pita

Preparation time

20 Minutes

Cooking time

20 Minutes

Serves

6

Learn how to make a delicious and healthy chicken pita in just 20 minutes.

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Cooking Tips

Tip 1: You can also replace the chicken with a good cut of beef.

Ingredients

2
Chicken Breasts
2
medium sized
Tomatoes
, sliced
2
large
Onions
, sliced thinly
2
cups
Grated Cheddar Cheese
, (for marinate)
1
Cucumber
, sliced
1
packet
(Wholemeal) Pita Bread/ Fajitas
1
bottle
Mayonnaise
4
tablespoons
Worcestershire Sauce
2
tablespoons
Tomato Ketchup
2
tablespoons
Olive Oil
White Pepper
, optional
1
cup
Lettuce Leaves

Directions

Divide the chicken breasts length wise into halves. This will help it cook faster.
Marinate meat with worcestershire sauce, ketchup, white pepper and mix them well together in a bowl. Allow to marinate for at least 20 minutes. Store in the chiller until ready to use.
Prepare the onions, tomatoes and cucumbers by slicing them into rough julienne while waiting.
Caramelise the onions slowly cooking them in a little olive oil until they are richly browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
To cook the chicken, heat a shallow pan over high heat. You want the pan to be very hot to sear the chicken to get a nice smokey flavour.
When the pan is hot enough, gently lower the chicken into the pan and cook until browned on both sides. About 3 to 4 minutes each side.
When cooked, remove from pan, set aside and let it rest.
While cooking the chicken, heat another pan at medium heat.
Add the pita when the pan is hot. You will see that the pita will start to puff up, which means it's time to turn over to brown the other side. Cut the pita into half and cover with a teacloth to keep warm. Repeat this with the rest of the pitas.
If using fajita wraps, lightly brown them on both sides.
Slice the chicken and arrange them on a plate. Serve them ready stuffed or the fun way whereby everyone makes their own pockets or wraps.

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