Healthy Chicken Avocado Pita Sandwich Recipe - The Cookie Rookie® (2024)

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These Chicken Pita Sandwiches are so easy and deliciously healthy! Pita pockets are stuffed full of shredded chicken, avocado, tomatoes, cheese, and a creamy yogurt sauce. Make these for a quick lunch that everyone will love (even the kids), with just a few simple ingredients.

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What’s in these Chicken Pitas

These healthy pita bread sandwiches with chicken make a great lunch idea. The ingredients are simple, and it’s so quick to throw these together.

  • Shredded Chicken: Start with fully cooked chicken. You can use rotisserie chicken from the store, or use any leftover chicken you have.
  • Pita Pockets: I recommend using the pita pocket sandwich bread you can find at most grocery stores. They’re cut and ready to fill with ingredients!
  • Avocados: This adds a fresh flavor and creamy texture. Cut into bite-sized pieces, or mash into a guacamole.
  • Plain Greek Yogurt: This healthy ingredient works as a creamy sauce or dressing that makes the best final touch.
  • Tomatoes: Cherry tomatoes cut into quarters are the perfect size. But you can use any tomatoes you like.
  • Cheese: I like Swiss cheese on these sandwiches, but you can use whatever you have. Pepper jack would add some nice spice.
  • Garlic Salt: Mixing this into the yogurt adds a nice savoriness.
  • Lemon Juice: A bit of citrus adds acidity and bright flavor.

Instead of (or in addition to) the garlic salt, try adding some other spices or seasonings to the yogurt dressing. This ranch seasoning mix would be so tasty! You could also drizzle sweet chili sauce on your chicken pita sandwich for some heat.

More Pita Sandwich Filling Ideas

You can easily change or add different toppings and ingredients to your chicken avocado pita sandwiches. Fill it up with more veggies and greens, change the sauce, or use another type of cheese. Here are a few more ideas to take things up a notch.

  • Fill each pita pocket with baby spinach before adding the other ingredients.
  • Spread some homemade hummus into the pita.
  • Add some roasted bell peppers (they taste great with fajita seasoning).
  • Use Mexican shredded chicken for a different flavor.
  • Stuff a few oven-baked sweet potato fries in each sandwich–trust me, it’s delicious!
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How do you make shredded chicken?

I love making shredded chicken in a Crockpot, or you can use an Instant Pot. You can also make grilled chicken breast, or any other type, then shred the chicken by pulling two forks through it in opposite directions.

Can I serve chicken pita sandwiches warm?

These sandwiches tastes great served cold or warm. You can just warm the chicken briefly on a skillet, or warm the whole sandwich in a sandwich press or skillet.

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How to Store Chicken Pita Sandwiches

These pitas are best served directly after assembling, and ingredients should be stored separately when possible. If you try to refrigerate whole sandwiches, they will get soggy fast.

What to Serve with Healthy Chicken Avocado Pitas

These fresh and healthy pita pockets sandwiches have a nice mix of protein and veggies that will keep you pretty full at lunchtime. But I love to serve them along with fresh cut fruit or veggie sticks, tortilla chips, sweet potato chips, or garlic parmesan fries. For a fuller lunch, add a bowl of creamy tomato soup or a Cobb Salad.

Recipe

Chicken Avocado Pita Sandwiches

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Author: the cookie rookie

Prep: 15 minutes minutes

Cook: 5 minutes minutes

Total: 20 minutes minutes

Serves4

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound shredded cooked rotisserie chicken
  • 2 avocados hollowed and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 6-8 cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 4 slices of thin baby Swiss cheese
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 4 whole wheat pita pockets
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Put 1 piece of Swiss cheese into each pita pocket.

    4 slices of thin baby Swiss cheese, 4 whole wheat pita pockets

  • In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt and garlic salt. Set aside.

    1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon garlic salt

  • In a medium size bowl, combine avocado, tomatoes, lemon juice, and half of the cilantro. Set aside.

    2 avocados, 6-8 cherry tomatoes, Juice from half a lemon, 1 teaspoon cilantro

  • In a skillet, brown the cooked chicken with the olive oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. While cooking, sprinkle with half of the cilantro. Take off of heat and add 1/4 of the chicken to each pita.

    1/2 pound shredded cooked rotisserie chicken, 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon cilantro

  • Top the chicken with a drizzle of the yogurt mixture followed by a large spoonful of the avocado mixture, all within the pita pocket.

  • Can be served cold, or grilled on a sandwich maker/foreman grill for 2 minutes to serve warm.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 504kcal (25%) Carbohydrates: 42g (14%) Protein: 22g (44%) Fat: 29g (45%) Saturated Fat: 8g (50%) Cholesterol: 47mg (16%) Sodium: 921mg (40%) Potassium: 746mg (21%) Fiber: 11g (46%) Sugar: 2g (2%) Vitamin A: 540IU (11%) Vitamin C: 16.3mg (20%) Calcium: 275mg (28%) Iron: 2.7mg (15%)

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