Olive Chicken Salad Pita
(makes 1 serving)
Chef Devin Alexander says: Olives are a good source of vitamin E and contain beneficial fats. Thus they can make a great spread or healthy addition to a dressing or salad - as long as they're used in moderation. Here, instead of mixing chicken with mayonnaise, I mix it with an olive tapenade. Not only do you get a punch of flavor, it makes a yummy, simple chicken salad to throw into a pita.
4 ounces lean natural grilled chicken breast cut into small (about 1/3") cubes
1 tablespoon all-natural olive tapenade
1 (7"-diameter) all-natural whole wheat pita pocket (look for one with less than 2 grams of fat and 240 milligrams of sodium plus a few grams of fiber per pita)
Handful of baby mixed green lettuce leaves, or more to taste
2 (1/8"-thick) large tomato slices
In a small mixing bowl, toss the chicken with the tapenade. Cut one-third of the pita circle off and reserve it for another recipe. Stuff the remaining pita pocket with the chicken. Add the lettuce and tomatoes. Serve immediately, or wrap and refrigerate it until ready to enjoy.
Nutritional information (per serving)
Protein: 31 grams
Carbohydrates: 23 grams (< 1 g sugar)
Fat: 9 grams
Saturated fat: < 1 gram
Cholesterol: 66 milligrams
Fiber: 5 grams
Sodium: 452 milligrams
From "The Biggest Loser Family Quick & Easy Cookbook" by Chef Devin Alexander. Copyright © 2011 by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP, The Biggest Loser™ and NBC Studios, Inc., and Reveille LLC. Reprinted by permission of Rodale, Inc., Emmaus, PA 18098.
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