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Pesto Chicken Salad Pitas

by Jessica Cox, RD

Servings: 4 (1 stuffed pita Per Serving)
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 stuffed pita
    
Amount per serving
Calories 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.9g 
 Saturated Fat 2g 
Cholesterol 65mg 
Sodium 415mg 
Total Carbohydrate 19.2g 
 Dietary Fiber 2.7g 
Protein 25.6g 
 

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

This Mediterranean spin on chicken salad is bursting with fresh flavor thanks to the addition of pesto. Use chopped rotisserie chicken for a time-saving substitute, if desired, to mix up an anything-but-boring lunch in no time!

Ingredients

¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise
3 tablespoons prepared pesto
1 tablespoon lemon juice
⅛ teaspoon pepper
2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
½ cup grated carrot (about 1 medium carrot)
4 mini whole wheat pita rounds, split
1 cup baby spinach leaves

Directions

  1. Combine mayonnaise, pesto, lemon juice and pepper in a medium bowl; whisk until well blended.
  2. Add chicken and carrots; stir to combine.
  3. Stuff each pita evenly with spinach leaves and chicken salad mixture.
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About the author:

Jessica C Cox RD

Jessica Cox, RD

is a registered dietitian and chef with a passion for teaching people to eat healthy for a happy and delicious life. She is the culinary nutritionist at eMeals, a meal planning service that helps families across America enjoy healthy meals together. She regularly contributes original recipes and food and nutrition content to various publications.

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