Spicy Moorish Chicken in Pita: Quick and Savory

Pita Bread
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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2

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.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

2. Add spices and cook, stirring, for about two minutes. This allows the spice flavors to "bloom."

3. Add chicken and brown on all sides; 7 - 8 minutes.

4. Stir in garlic, onions, and tomatoes and cook 1 minute longer.

5. Stir in yogurt, remove from heat, cover, and let rest for 2 - 3 minutes.

6. Stuff into pita. Fills two pita halves.

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

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 684
Total Fat 32 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Unsaturated Fat 16 g
Cholesterol 99 mg
Sodium 165 mg
Carbohydrates 64 g
Dietary Fiber 14 g
Protein 44 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)