2.24.2011

Chicken and Arugula Pita Pockets

I was recently asked by a reader for some healthy and delicious lunch recipes. I don't know about all of you, but I am always trying to think of new and exciting ways to spice up the daily grind. Lunch at the office can oftentimes become redundant and boring. I assure you that this recipe from Giada De Laurentiis is neither. It is quite unique in that the recipe calls for homemade arugula pesto rather than your typical basil pesto. With whole wheat pita or wraps, fresh rotisserie chicken, sweet cherry tomatoes and distinct arugula flavor this recipe hits the spot!

You Will Need:
  • 2 whole-wheat pitas, halved and opened (I used wheat wraps instead)
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup Arugula Pesto (click for recipe)
  • 2 store-bought rotisserie chicken breasts, diced into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup arugula

Here We Go:
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and bake pitas or wraps for 5-7 minutes until warmed through
  • In a large bowl combine the mayonnaise, lemon zest and Arugula Pesto
  • Stir in diced chicken
  • To assemble pita pockets or wraps, fill each with the chicken mixture
  • Top with tomatoes and 1/4 cup arugula and serve (I brought this to work today for lunch so I did all the above "assembling" at home this morning!)
Serves 4
Happy Feasting!



4 comments:

Tammy said...

Sounds healthy and good and looks delicious!
You have a very nice blog!

Kate said...

Thanks, Tammy! I had it for lunch today and I can assure you it is quite tasty! My blog is definitely still a work in progress but hopefully you will find good more recipes in the days to come. Thanks for stopping by!

CMase said...

LOVE. Going to try it this week!! Thanks so much for the healthy yet delicious lunch recipe! xoxox

Kate said...

Catherine, they are divine. If you make it this week let me know how they turn out!