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Chicken Pita

Chicken Pita Recipe

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This is another easy idea for any leftover roast Chicken or turkey you may have from your Christmas dinner (or any meal). It’s basically just leftover chicken breast, honey mustard sauce, veggies and melted cheese sandwiched in warmly toasted pita bread. Typically, you make a cut in the pita bread to stuff the ingredients in, but in this case, I arrange the fillings on the pita bread and fold it in half. It’s up to you which method you prefer.

Chicken Pita Recipe

Chicken Pita (non-stuffing method; before baked)

Chicken Pita Recipe

This recipe uses any leftover roast chicken or turkey you may have.

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 5


  • 4 pocket pita breads
  • 1 roasted chicken breast cut to thick slices
  • vegetables such as lettuce, finely shredded carrots, tomato wedges, pickles, corn nibblets and/or cucumber slices
  • shredded Mozzarella cheese

(A) Honey Mustard Sauce

  • 3 tbsp wholegrain mustard or fine mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise (halved the mayonnaise if using fine mustard)
  • freshly cracked black pepper


  1. Mix (A) in a bowl until the salad dressing becomes a paste.
  2. Slit pita bread around the edges to form pockets and stuff the pockets with the ingredients.
  3. Alternatively (non-stuffing method), place the ingredients to occupy half of the pita bread as shown above, then fold over and place in a tight fitting plate.
  4. Toast in the oven 200°C (392°F) for a few minutes or until the cheese is melted.

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13 Responses to “Chicken Pita”

  1. Pepy @Indonesia Eats — December 22, 2010 @ 12:35 am

    Wiffy, I’ll exchange this with my spanakopita. Deal?


    • wiffy replied: — December 23rd, 2010 @ 10:58 am

      deal. as always, I always have the better end of the deal hehe


  2. HoppingHammy — December 22, 2010 @ 5:03 am

    Eeee! Those little flags are so cute! ^-^


  3. masterofboots — December 22, 2010 @ 10:14 am

    oooh! Yummy! suddenly i have the idea that i can also stuff them with braised pork. been obsessed with Kong Bak buns lately.


  4. tigerfish — December 22, 2010 @ 10:35 am

    The second photo really looks like Kong Bah Pau. Hee heee…chicken is also Bah! LOL


  5. TasteHongKong — December 22, 2010 @ 1:14 pm

    Never mind the pita pocket, your way seemed to have stuffed more :).
    Happy Holidays!


  6. Jess @ Bakericious — December 22, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

    Wiffy, you are making me hungry! the little flag looks so cute too.


  7. Alice — December 22, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

    This is such a good idea! Wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


  8. wyyv — December 22, 2010 @ 10:47 pm

    haha.. the little flags at the first picture are so cute.. and the breads, they looks tasty by the way:)


  9. Little Corner of Mine — December 23, 2010 @ 3:50 am

    What an easy meal with the leftover. :)


  10. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets — December 24, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

    I love recipes using leftovers. The pitas look so white in that one photo I thought these were Asian steamed breads. Yummy either way!