Rosemary Chicken Tapas Platter (with Pita, Garlic Yogurt & Dippers)

Rosemary Chicken Tapas Platter (with Pita, Garlic Yogurt & Dippers)

Dill and garlic yogurt dip is the perfect pairing to these savoury, marinated chicken bites. This recipe is the perfect low cal, low fat addition to any appetizer platter or picnic.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 1 lb (0.5 kg) boneless, skinless chicken breast(s), large, diced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) lemon juice, fresh
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) rosemary, fresh, minced
  • or
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) rosemary, dried
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) thyme, fresh, minced
  • or
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) thyme, dried
  • 6 whole wheat pita, cut into wedges
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) plain yogurt, 1-2% MF
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) salt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dill, dried
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) paprika
  • 1 green pepper(s), sliced
  • 30 baby carrots
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken breast into 2” (5 cm) squares. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, rosemary and thyme in a plastic zip lock bag. Add chicken pieces and toss well to coat. Seal and marinate in refrigerator for at least an hour and preferably overnight.

  2. Coat a baking tray with vegetable oil cooking spray. Space chicken pieces apart on tray and bake in a preheated 425°F (220°C) oven for approximately 30 minutes or until cooked through and internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

  3. Meanwhile, make dip by combining yogurt with finely minced garlic, freshly-ground black pepper, salt and dill weed in a small bowl. Sprinkle with paprika and place in centre of platter.

  4. Cut pitas into 8 wedges each and place on oven proof plate. Heat them in the oven during last the 5 minutes of chicken cooking time.

  5. To serve arrange chicken pieces, pitas and vegetable dippers around yogurt dip. Offer guests small plates and enjoy!

Nutrition Info

  • Per 350 g serving Amount
  • Calories 320
  • Protein 25 g
  • Fat 11 g
  • Saturated Fat 3 g
  • Carbohydrate 31 g
  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sugar 7 g
  • Cholesterol 50 mg
  • Sodium 470 mg
  • Per 350 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 18
  • Calcium 15
  • Iron 15
  • Vitamin A 160
  • Vitamin C 60
  • Vitamin B6 34
  • Vitamin B12 33
  • Folate 16
  • Magnesium 19
  • Zinc 15

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