Chicken Salad Pitas

September 2009
With school back in session, this sandwich is great for kids and parents to pack for lunch.

Reasons to Brown Bag It

1. It’s cheaper than buying lunch
2. It’s healthier than many restaurant options
3. It’s easy to control portion size


2 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped

1 medium carrot, julienned

1/2 cup cucumber, seeded and chopped

1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped

1/4 cup red onion, diced

1/4 cup sliced ripe olives

1/4 cup cubed mozzarella cheese

1/3 cup Italian salad dressing

2 cups shredded red leaf lettuce

6 pita bread halves


In a bowl, combine the chicken, vegetables and cheese. Add dressing and toss to coat. Line pitas with lettuce leaves. Stuff 1/3 cup chicken salad into each pita half. Enjoy!