Green onions add the perfect bite to the savory chicken, bright oranges and citrus-y sesame dressing. This is one of THE tastiest 21 day fix lunches ever!
Is that a pretty lunch, or what?!
You may remember me illustrating the wonders of the pita in a previous post for the oh-so-tasty Waldorf Chicken Salad Pita Pockets. I love pitas. I just do. And finding fun things to stuff them with has become a new hobby of mine. And before you go all “that’s not really a hobby” on me, consider this: this is what I’m working with here. Take pity on me, people, because you wouldn’t want to see my golf swing. 🙂 Anyway, the fact that you can make a sandwich-type item with one half of a yellow just boggles the mind and makes me very, very happy!
The other great thing about this meal is that it’s a perfect “take-to-work” lunch. You can mix up the filling ahead and just fill it at lunch time. This would also be an AWESOME (and different) picnic lunch! I don’t know about you guys, but my kids are always begging to go on picnics and now that I’ve had this genius idea, I know what we’ll be bringing! Word to the wise though, wherever you take your Asian Chicken Salad Pita Pocket, be sure to get as much liquid out of the filling before putting it into your pita. I forgot to do that once and ended up with a soggy mess and as my husband can attest, I have a major thing against any kind of messy sandwich. In fact, it’s really a pet peeve and my husband likes to make fun of me and my grumpy face whenever this happens in restaurants. Thanks a lot, husband!
The dressing is from the 21 day fix book and makes about 6 servings. The filling ingredients would also be great on top of greens if you wanted a salad instead or maybe just to mix it up throughout the week and use up that dressing, which, by the way, is really, really good. I hope you guys like this one, it’s a favorite around here!
What’s your favorite way to fill a pita? Let me know in the comments!
- 3/4 cup cooked chicken breast, chopped
- 1/2 cup oranges, peeled and chopped
- 1/4 cup shredded red cabbage
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions
- 2 tbs Asian Citrus Vinaigrette
- 1/2 whole wheat pita
21 Day Fix Asian Citrus Vinaigrette:
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
- 2 tbs reduced sodium soy sauce
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger (or ground ginger)
- 1/4 tsp sesame oil
- Whisk dressing ingredients until emulsified.
- Mix together all filling ingredients including 2 tablespoons of the dressing. Using a slotted spoon, fill the pita half with your filling and enjoy!
21 Day Fix Container Equivalents: 1 RED, 1/2 PURPLE, 1/2 GREEN, 1 ORANGE, 1/2 YELLOW
Weight Watchers Freestyle Points: 1
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: entire recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357Total Fat: 4.7g