Chicken pittas

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Chicken pittas
Chicken pittas
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Jazz up your kids' lunch times by preparing these healthy chicken pittas. Full of flavour but only 162 cals per serving, they're perfect for lunchboxes or a weekend treat


  • 2 tbsp low-fat natural yoghurt
  • 2 heaped tsp tomato puree
  • 2 heaped tsp tikka masala curry paste
  • 150g skinless uncooked chicken (thigh or breast), cut into strips
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 wholemeal pitta breads
  • Shredded lettuce and cherry tomatoes

Serve with raw vegetable sticks and follow with an apple, orange or satsuma to add two extra portions of fruit and vegetables towards your 5-a-day.


  1. To make this chicken breast recipe, mix together the yoghurt, tomato puree and curry paste. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the oil.
  3. Put the marinated chicken pieces into the heated pan and stir-fry over a medium heat until cooked but still juicy (about 5-8 minutes).
  4. Warm and split open the pitta breads and fill them with shredded lettuce. Add the cooked chicken, then serve with cherry tomatoes.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 162(kcal)
  • Fat 4.0g
  • Saturates 0.7g
  • Sugars 3.0g
  • Salt 0.7g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Jackie Martin

Actually, come to think of it, why not ditch the pitta all together and eat more chicken with a bowl of salad?

Jackie Martin

It should say on all these superb recipes what the portion size is! Very frustrating.

Amy Ni Riain

So half a pitta for your lunch? ?!!I was thinking this is too good to be true


Emma the recipe serves 4 - that's half a pitta bread per person


Pitta breads are 154 cals each so how does this work?

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