Cheesy Chicken Pitas

Alright, I found these cool pita pockets at the grocery store the other day. I feel like pita pockets are hard to find, but why would they be? They’re a piece of bread with a pocket in it that you can stuff with yummy goodness. Now tell me that’s not utterly amazing. PLUS, these ones are only 100 calories per pocket! They’re called Orowheat Pocket Thins (along the same lines of the wonderful sandwich thins the company makes).

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While at the store, I also picked up some chicken. The deli counter was out of my favorite turkey, and I like shredded meats better than the cold sliced up stuff, anyway!

The only way to make it through my grueling workout the next day was knowing that I had a fun pita adventure waiting for me. However, the only thing on my mind when I got home was CHEESE! I knew that block of cheddar was hiding in the back of the refrigerator, but as I rearranged to reach for it, my hand grabbed on to something else. A box of Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss wedges. Hmm…

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And that, folks, is how this beautiful creation came to be. It’s super easy, and really, the chicken and cheese is just a base for whatever kind of pita perfection you want to create!

2-3 oz. shredded chicken

1 Laughing Cow Wedge

1 Tbs. Salsa

Shredded Lettuce

I started out with rotisserie chicken. It’s already cooked for me, so when I get it home from the store, all I have to do is shred it. You can cook your chicken however your little heart desires.

I happened to have some homemade salsa in the fridge, so I added that to my chicken, and of course, I threw in the wedge of cheese. I popped this in the microwave for about a minute, but the cheese is creamy enough that it doesn’t actually need to be melted. If you wanted a cold pita, you could definitely skip the microwave.

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And then I mixed and mashed it all up, making sure the bits of cheese got fully mixed in with the chicken. Yummy.

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Alright, the next part is kind of difficult, so read this very carefully. Skip the mix out of the bowl and stuff it into the pita with the lettuce. Got it? It’s that simple! What a wonderful, quick, and versatile lunch! If anyone has any different ideas on how to tweak this recipe, I would love to hear them in the comments below!

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