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Mediterranean Chicken Pita Bowls

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Mediterranean Chicken Pita Bowls
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4
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Yellow basmati rice, almost too beautiful to cover, forms the base for this light but satisfying Middle Eastern meal in a bowl filled with chicken, cabbage, feta cheese, hummus and a side of pita.

Ingredients

Rice

1
tablespoon olive oil
1/2
cup finely chopped onion
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2
cups basmati rice
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground turmeric
2 1/4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)

Toppings

2
cups shredded cooked chicken
1 1/2
cups thinly sliced red cabbage
16
cherry tomatoes, halved
1
cup hummus
2
jarred roasted red bell peppers, sliced
1/2
cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4
cup toasted pine nuts
1/2
cup Annie’s™ Organic goddess dressing
4
pita rounds, cut in half crosswise

Directions

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir about 3 minutes or until softened. Add rice; cook and stir about 2 minutes or until edges of rice are translucent. Stir in salt and turmeric. Add broth; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer about 16 minutes or until rice is done. Let stand covered 5 minutes.
  • 2 Divide rice among 4 bowls. Top with chicken, cabbage, tomatoes, hummus, peppers, feta cheese and pine nuts. Drizzle each with 2 tablespoons dressing. Serve each bowl with 2 pieces of pita (or one whole pita).
Tips  

This bowl would work well with leftover slices of steak in place of the chicken.

The toppings on this bowl are endless. Kalamata olives, sliced red onion, sliced cucumber and harissa (a spicy red pepper sauce), would also be wonderful additions to the topping choices.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
940
(
Calories from Fat
370
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
41g
63%
(
Saturated Fat
8g
41%
,
Trans Fat
1/2g
)
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
2260mg
94%
Potassium
700mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
106g
35%
(
Dietary Fiber
8g
34%
,
Sugars
8g
)
Protein
38g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
7
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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