Spicy Pita Pockets with Chicken, Lentils and Tahini Sauce Recipe

Spicy Pita Pockets with Chicken, Lentils and Tahini Sauce Recipe

How To Make Spicy Pita Pockets with Chicken, Lentils and Tahini Sauce

Sink your teeth into these loaded spicy and tangy pita pockets, that are filled with tender chicken, fresh vegetables, and earthy lentils, for a tasty meal!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1cupdried lentils
  • ½onion
  • cupswater,plus 6 tbsp
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • tspsalt
  • 1bay leaf
  • ½cupbulgar,coarse
  • tsptabasco sauce
  • ½cuptahini
  • 2garlic cloves
  • 5tsplemon juice
  • 1cupplain yogurt
  • 8pitas
  • 1chicken,roasted
  • 2large tomatoes
  • 1headromaine lettuce

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the lentils, onion, the 2¾ cups of water, the oil, 1 teaspoon of the salt and the bay leaf.

  3. Bring to a boil, then simmer, partially covered, for 15 minutes. Stir in the bulgar and continue cooking, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for about 12 more minutes, until the lentils and bulgar are just done.

  4. Remove from the heat, then stir in the Tabasco sauce. Let sit, partially covered, for 5 minutes. Remove the onion and the bay leaf.

  5. In a medium glass or stainless-steel bowl, whisk together the tahini, the remaining 6 tablespoons of water, the garlic, the lemon juice, the remaining 1½ teaspoons of salt and the yogurt.

  6. Wrap the pitas in aluminum foil. Warm them in the oven for about 10 minutes.

  7. Cut the top third off of each pita. Spoon ¼ cup of the lentil mixture into each pita.

  8. Divide half the chicken and tomatoes among the pitas and drizzle each with 1 tablespoon of the sauce. Top with half the lettuce. Repeat.

  9. Serve with the remaining sauce, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1415.23kcal
  • Fat: 70.49g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.53g
  • Trans Fat: 0.29g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 28.31g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 18.82g
  • Carbohydrates: 114.16g
  • Fiber: 21.50g
  • Sugar: 9.53g
  • Protein: 88.94g
  • Cholesterol: 232.96mg
  • Sodium: 2175.52mg
  • Calcium: 344.94mg
  • Potassium: 1946.75mg
  • Iron: 13.69mg
  • Vitamin A: 857.93µg
  • Vitamin C: 28.29mg
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