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Fast & Easy Dinner: Chicken Pita with Mushrooms and Arugula

Fast & Easy Dinner: Chicken Pita with Mushrooms and Arugula

Whenever I cook chicken for dinner, I always make a couple of extra breasts to use throughout the week. Having the leftover chicken on hand helps keep weeknight dinners simple. One way to use this extra chicken is to make a stuffed pita. Filled with quick sautéed mushrooms and wilted arugula, this pita makes a hearty and delicious meal. To take a look at the recipe,

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Chicken Pita with Mushrooms and Arugula

Chicken Pita with Mushrooms and Arugula

Chicken Pita with Mushrooms and Arugula

Ingredients

4 pita pockets
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
8 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms (2 cups)
8 ounces sliced white mushrooms (2 cups)
2 bunches of baby arugula (or baby spinach)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 cups chicken meat torn into bite-size pieces from 1 small rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken

Directions

  1. Trim a narrow strip off one end of each pita and open the pitas with your fingers.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over medium-high heat until the butter stops foaming.
  3. Add the cremini mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Push the cremini to the side of the skillet and add the white mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the white mushrooms begin to brown, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the arugula and heat until just wilted; season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste and remove from the heat.
  5. Mix in the chicken and spoon the filling into the pitas. Serve warm.

Serves 4.

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ESTONE ESTONE 8 years
Looks good and the meat would make DH happy
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
that does look good, and healthy :)
Babychloe Babychloe 8 years
That looks very good. A great idea for leftover chicken.
Roxymoxi Roxymoxi 8 years
Oh my god, THANK YOU! This looks sooooooo good!
SugarCat SugarCat 8 years
Looks very good and easy to make. :)
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 8 years
mmmmmmm, looks so good! This is so much more exciting than my plain turkey pita that I eat every day for lunch.
will205 will205 8 years
looks good and portable - my kind of lunch!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'll pass...
AIMEESUGAR AIMEESUGAR 8 years
Looks delicious and nutritious! Cant wait to try it out!
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