Chicken and Houmous Pittas
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Chicken and Houmous Pittas

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Serves 4

Chicken with a mint and lime marinade in pitta pockets

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  • 4 chicken breasts (also works well with tuna!)
  • 1-2 round lettuces (finely chopped)
  • 4 tomatoes (diced into small pieces)
  • Half a cucumber (diced into small pieces)
  • 300g houmous
  • 2-4 tablespoons Greek yoghurt
  • 12 pitta pockets
  • For the marinade:
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons of ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of dried mint (or finely chopped fresh mint)


    1. Dice the chicken breast into small cubes. Mix the lime juice, cumin, coriander, turmeric and mint in a bowl. Coat the chicken in the mixture and marinate in the fridge for 24 hours (you can do it without marinating for very long if you like).
    2. Chop up the lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber into small pieces and put them into a bowl.
    3. Mix the houmous and Greek yoghurt in a bowl.
    4. Fry the chicken in a big frying pan. The lime juice will come out of the chicken, so keep frying until it's all reduced.
    5. Warm the pitta pockets in a toaster and open them (take care not to let the steam burn your hand!). In the picture shown, I used large pittas, so I cut them in half instead.
    6. Stuff in the ingredients however you like. I prefer to coat the inside of the pittas with the houmous/yoghurt and then layer the ingredients, but if you're preparing many for a large party, it's much quicker to mix all the ingredients together and spoon the mixture into the pockets.
    7. Get stuck in and don't forget the paper towels - it can get very messy!

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19th Jun, 2017
Ah! I was looking for this recipe from my Sainsbury's collection and decided to google it glad you posted it. Has been a favorite for many years. Thanks for posting it
8th Dec, 2009
Its sooooooooooo tasty, really want it for my lunch - its YUMMY
8th Dec, 2009
Its sooooooooooo tasty, really want it for my lunch - its YUMMY
8th Dec, 2009
Its sooooooooooo tasty, really want it now - its YUMMY
8th Dec, 2009
Great recipe, very tasty and quick and easy to prepare
8th Dec, 2009
Delicious recipe -- houmous makes everything taste better! I love the flavor of the lime and mint in the chicken. I prefer to add finely-diced onion in my salad mixture too, but had to go easy on the yoghurt (I'm lactose-intolerant). Can't wait to try it with tuna! :P
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