Monday, July 13, 2015

Lemon Chicken Pita with Spicy Garlic Sauce

There's nothing like a good pita wrap! This lemon chicken is perfect with the spicy garlic sauce. It actually reminds me of a spicy caesar dressing we used to have at one of my former jobs. I think it could be recreated by adding parmesan and cilantro!


Lemon Chicken Pita with Spicy Garlic Sauce
Recipe adapted from The Cozy Apron

2 chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces 
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped  
zest of 1 lemon 
1 tablespoon lemon juice 
1/2 teaspoon oregano 
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon coriander 
1/4 teaspoon paprika 
1 teaspoon salt  
1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • Place the chicken into a  bowl, and toss with all of the ingredients until the chicken is well coated. Using 3 bamboo skewers, skewer the chicken so that there is equal portions of meat on each skewer, and allow the chicken to marinate for about 20 minutes, or even overnight, if making ahead.
  • Once ready, place the chicken on a grill {I use a George Foreman} or in a pan and cook for about 8-9 minutes. Remove the chicken and allow them to rest, covered with foil for about 5-10 minutes. Remove the chicken cubes from the skewers and set aside.


pita bread 
arugula
cilantro  
tomatoes, sliced
spicy garlic sauce {recipe below}

  • To assemble, add a little drizzle of the sauce onto the pita, followed by the tomatoes, arugula and cilantro. Add about 4-5 pieces of chicken and drizzle with more sauce.


Spicy Garlic Sauce

1/2 cup mayonnaise 
1/2 cup sour cream 
3 cloves garlic 
1 tablespoon sesame seeds 
1 teaspoon olive oil  
2 tablespoons sriracha 
1 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon pepper 
1/8 teaspoon cayenne 
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

  • In a blender, blend all of the ingredients until smooth.
 
 
Ashley