Tuesday, April 16, 2013

BBQ CHICKEN PITAS

The tasty recipe can be made even cheaper if you buy all ingredients in bulk and double the recipe. Freeze leftovers individually for a quick weekend lunch kids can microwave themselves. Top pita halves with chicken, barbecue sauce and cheddar cheese for a quick busy-night dinner that will satisfy everyone. Add vegetable dippers and you're good to go with minimal fuss. The cost per serving (about $1.20) makes this easy on the wallet as well.

Ingredients:
6 pitas, 6-inch size, (I use whole wheat)
1 pound shredded chicken
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 to 1 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup sliced green onion*

Directions:

Hands-On Time: 5min
Cook Time: 15min
Ready In: 20min

Yield: 6, two pita halves per person

* Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

* Using kitchen shears, cut pitas clear around the edge, making two pita halves.

* Top each pita half with chicken, barbecue sauce, cheese and green onion.

* Set pitas on a cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

*Note The green onions can be omitted for those who aren't fans.

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