healthy, healthy food, pita melt

Pita Pocket Chicken Melt

Hi there, everyone! I’ve been MIA somewhat this week. I have been dealing with a back injury and it has had me down. I finally went to the doctor and was put on medicine. 

I have been trying to rest my body as much as possible, along with some light yoga, ice, and heat. I’m slowly getting better! 

My friend came over the other day to hang out and cook. 

I did minimal moving due to my pain.

We decided to make something simple and it turned out so good, I just have to share!

PITA POCKET CHICKEN MELT

INGREDIENTS:

For the pita:

  • Pita pockets  (we used whole wheat)
  • Rotisserie chicken 
  • Cheese slices or shredded cheese 
  • Any seasonings you like

For the dressing:

  • Plain greek yogurt 
  • Cilantro paste
  • Lime juice 
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic salt

DIRECTIONS:

  • Stuff your pita pocket with chicken, cheese, and seasonings.
  • Spray both sides of pita with cooking spray. 
  • Place pita in a George Forman grill (or in a pan on medium heat)
  • Meanwhile, make your sauce by mixing yogurt, lime juice, cilantro paste, and seasonings  (we did this to taste so just add as you need)
  • Remove from foreman grill or stove, top with greek yogurt dressing and enjoy!

We served ours with an asian salad and a whole wheat loaf.

Simple and tasty!!

I hope you enjoy the recipe and have a wonderful rest of your day!

With love, 

Carly

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Southwest Salad With Grilled Chicken And Fried Plantain

Happy Thursday,  everyone! How is your week going?? We are SO close to the weekend and boy am I ready. The school year is coming to an end making the kids rowdy, and the teachers a little crazy. Hurry up summer!

Lately,  I have been getting into loaded salads. I get different salad kits from Kroger to use as a base, then I add in some sort of meat and a few other items to make it my own and spice it up. This easily feeds my husband and I. We usually have leftovers, too! 

Last night, I bought a southwest kit. It came with lettuce, tortilla strips, shredded cheese, and a greek yogurt jalapeno ranch dressing.  I added cilantro chicken, fire roasted tomatoes, coconut oil fried plantain, and some extra spices. I served the salad with cornbread and it was excellent!! 

Here is the recipe!

INGREDIENTS:

  • One Southwest Salad kit (I got mine by the regular lettuce isle at Kroger)
  • 3 chicken breasts 
  • 3 TBSP olive oil 
  • Pinch of cilantro 
  • Salt and pepper 
  • Garlic powder 
  • 1/2 a can of fire roasted tomatoes 
  • 1  plantain 
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil  (for frying plantain)
  • Any other toppings you like (beans, sliced avocado, etc.)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Baste chicken breasts with olive oil,  garlic, and salt
  • Cut chicken into small pieces  (tossing out excess fat)
  • Pan fry chicken until no longer pink and add more seasoning to taste
  • While the chicken is cooking, slice your plantain into semi-thin slices
  • Heat coconut oil in a pan and add plantain over a medium to high heat
  • Flip plantain once slightly brown on bottom, then remove from heat once second side is slightly brown
  • Heat tomatoes on the stove until warm
  • In a large bowl add everything from the salad kit (minus the dressing), the chicken, the tomatoes, and any other seasoning or extra toppings you like
  • Toss in dressing and serve!


This was before tossing it all together!

My bowl with a cornbread muffin just because they are so darn tasty!!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe! Have a great rest of your day!

With love, 

Carly