Spicy Moorish Chicken in Pita: Quick and Savory

Pita Bread
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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
684 Calories
32g Fat
64g Carbs
44g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 2
Amount per serving
Calories 684
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 14g 49%
Protein 44g
Calcium 291mg 22%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The thing I like about chicken is its flexibility. It readily adapts to the flavors it's combined with and so we find Coq au Vin, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Tandoori Chicken, and chicken fajitas. Last year my father and I spent a weekend at a cabin in the mountains. I knew we'd have a stove, but as for cooking equipment I had no idea what would be available, so I bought some chicken thighs, packed a good skillet, and planned this meal.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add spices and cook, stirring, for about two minutes. This allows the spice flavors to "bloom."
  4. Add chicken and brown on all sides; 7 - 8 minutes.
  5. Stir in garlic, onions, and tomatoes and cook 1 minute longer.
  6. Stir in yogurt, remove from heat, cover, and let rest for 2 - 3 minutes.
  7. Stuff into pita. Fills two pita halves.

Note: Asparagus Vinaigrette is a great side dish with this.