Saturday, July 3, 2010

Picnic Chicken Pitas

Ramona is back and so are her Pests!!!  Are you as excited as I am???  I'm even more excited that I get to be one of her new CT members.  Just call me Pesty Melanie. ;)  Yay!!!  We get to help Ramona with her blog and we're going to mix things up a little and share a little more than scrapping with you.  We all have more than just scrapping going on in our lives, right?  For instance, we all have to eat, and a lot of us have the added challenge of figuring out what our kids will actually eat.  So let's share some recipes. 

This is one of my family's favorites!  Just like the name says, Picnic Chicken Pitas are perfect for a picnic or a quick summer meal.  I like to grab a rotisserie chicken while I'm at the grocery store to make the prep time even quicker and add some extra flavor.  We're bacon lovers around here, so I always add extra bacon - I mix some in and then sprinkle more on top.  Here's the recipe made with Ramona the Pests's Sail Away kit.  You can click on it for a more readable size.

Picnic Chicken Pitas
About 2 good-size bunches fresh broccoli (or 10 oz pkg broccoli florets)
2 c cooked chicken, shredded
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
1 medium onion or a few green onions, chopped
1/4 c mayonnaise
2 Tb prepared mustard
1/2 tsp salt, optional
1/8 tsp pepper
4 pita pockets (6 inches), halved
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled (more if you're a bacon lover)

In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, chicken, cheese and tomato.  In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, salt (if desired) and pepper.  Pour over the broccoli mixture and toss to coat.  Spoon about 3/4 c into each pita half.  Top with bacon.  Note:  I like to add Ranch dressing to the mayo mixture - probably about 1/4 c.  You can adjust amounts to taste and make it your own. 

I hope your family loves it as much as mine does!

1 comment:

Ramona said...

Fabulous recipe! I'm going to make these, using lettuce as a wrap, to make it gluten free! How perfect this will be for a 4th of July picnic!

Thanks for sharing!


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