Sunday, May 6, 2012

Chili Chicken Pita

This recipe comes from a great little cookbook called Real Food Fast, by Nigel Slater. This book has a lot of recipes that make smaller servings, which is perfect for me!


Preheat your grill or broiler and lets gather some ingredients. You will need:
Peanut oil, yogurt, hot sauce or a hot chile, chili powder, paprika, honey, pita bread, chicken, green onion, garlic, lemom, shallot or onion.

Chop up the onion.

chopped chicken
Chop the chicken, I used thighs.

Combine the onion, garlic, oil and lemon juice. Add in the salt, honey, paprika and chili, dried and the fresh or hot sauce.

Add in the chicken and stir to coat, let this stand for at least 20 minutes.

making the sauce
Chop the green onion and mix together the sauce ingredients.

Mmmmmm saucy.

ready to broil
After the meat has marinated it is time to cook. I made my chicken in my toaster oven on broil.

pita is waiting
I tried top open my pita but it started to tear, so I just went with this solution

chicken is done!
Chicken is done!

Chili Chicken Pita
This was super tasty, moist and had tons of flavor. This is a perfect quick meal that you can marinate before you leave for work and cook quickly when you get home. I hope you all have a great week!


  1. This looks like a perfect meal! Love it!

  2. Looks like a great dinner - hope your husband tried it! :)

  3. That looks delicious! Sans the onions of course. :D

  4. Looks good Rhonda and yeah, I'd have to be eating alone on that one! ;)

  5. I can believe your significant other does not like food - this looks awesome! But then more for you ;)

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  6. I love the spice in this! I'm thinking it would be awesome with chickpeas!

  7. It looks and sounds really flavorful and delicious.

  8. Hi Rhonda, I've just discovered your lovely blog and I think your husband is probably kindred souls with my brother who generally likes meat with meat and meat (everything else is non essential for him) I applaud you for always cooking different for yourself :)

  9. I was looking at the book shots going "that font looks familiar..." and then I realized that I do in fact own this book! I have it on my bedside table right now. (That's normal for foodbloggers, right?) Aren't Nigel Slater's recipes great? Your chicken looks amazing!