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Rosemary Chicken Tapas Platter

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.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 1 hour 15 min
Cook Time: 40 min

Ingredients

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast(s), large, diced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp lemon juice, fresh
2 tbsp rosemary, fresh, minced
or
1 tbsp rosemary, dried
1 tsp thyme, fresh, minced
or
½ tsp thyme, dried
6 whole wheat pita, cut into wedges
1 ½ cups plain yogurt, 1-2% MF
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
½ tsp salt
1 tsp dill, dried
⅛ tsp paprika
1 green pepper(s), sliced
30 baby carrots
1 English cucumber, sliced

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  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
Calories320
Protein25 g
Fat11 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Carbohydrate31 g
Fibre4 g
Sugar7 g
Cholesterol50 mg
Sodium470 mg
Per 350 g serving % Daily Value
Potassium18
Calcium15
Iron15
Vitamin A160
Vitamin C60
Vitamin B634
Vitamin B1233
Folate16
Zinc15