Thursday, March 12, 2009

Passage through India Pita

By playing with spices you can jazz up the ordinary meal such as a simple chicken salad. This can be done from scratch by marinating a chicken breast with the various spices or for the easy way you can use leftover chicken and toss it with this yoghurt mixture.

Passage through India Pita
Chicken breast
4 tbs yoghurt
1 tsp ground cayenne
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
Lemon juice from half a lemon
2 garlic cloves minced
1/4 red onion in thin slices
1/4 red pepper in thin slices
1 tsp olive oil
Chopped cilantro to garnish
Whole wheat pita bread cut in half

Add the cayenne, cumin, coriander, lemon juice, and garlic to the yoghurt and mix well. Trim the fat and skin off of the chicken and pour half of the yoghurt mixture on it to marinate for 30mins or more. Reserve the rest of the mixture for later.

Once the chicken has been marinated sear it in a hot pan on high heat and transfer to a baking dish and bake at 175C for 20mins. In the pan where the chicken was seared add the olive oil to the pan and sauté the onion and red pepper slices. Keep aside.

Take the chicken out of the oven and cool. Dice the chicken pieces and toss with the reserved yoghurt mixture, onion and red pepper slices, and the chopped cilantro. Pack the chicken mixture in a container separate from the pita bread and stuff the pita ready to eat.


Big Boys Oven said...

Great to have drop onto your blog, lovely delicious pita you have there! :)

Alexandra @ Chefspiration said...

Big Boys Oven - It certainly was delicious :)

Aidy said...

luv your blog..very informative

Alexandra@Chefspiration said...

Thanks Aidy! Hope you keep visiting :)

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Yum that looks so healthy but tasty at the same time! :)

Alexandra@Chefspiration said...

Lorraine - Healthy AND tasty is always what I strive for :)