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Spiced Chicken Pitas with Mango Salsa

Spiced Chicken Pitas with Mango Salsa

The fresh, sweet mango salsa really brings the flavours of the aromatic spices together in this easy dish. It’s the perfect recipe to throw together on a busy weeknight. The longer the salsa sits, the better its flavours will come together.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 5
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 1 lb (0.5 kg) extra lean ground chicken
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) canola oil
  • 1 red onion(s), minced
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) salt
  • +
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) cumin, ground
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) curry powder
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) ginger, ground
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) plum sauce
  • 5 whole wheat pita
  • 2 mangoes, ripe, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cilantro, fresh
  • 2 green onion(s), minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) lime juice, fresh

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground chicken and minced red onion. Season with salt, spices and the plum sauce. Cook, stirring and breaking up the meat with the side of a spoon, until the chicken is fully cooked and most of the liquid has evaporated from the pan. Remove from heat and keep warm.

  2. To make the salsa, finely mince the mango and the green onions and combine with fresh minced cilantro (coriander), lime juice and a pinch of salt. Taste and add more lime juice if it seems too sweet.

  3. To serve, let diners assemble their own sandwiches by filling the halved pita with the chicken and salsa. Pita can be gently warmed in the oven or the microwave.

This recipe also works as an appetizer. Cut the pita into triangles and brush with olive oil and sea salt. Toast on a baking sheet in a 450°F / 230°C oven, flipping after 5 minutes, until crisped and slightly browned, 7 minutes total. Top each triangle with the chicken mixture and top with mango salsa and a small sprig of cilantro.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 360 g serving Amount
  • Calories 510
  • Protein 25 g
  • Fat 15 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Carbohydrate 73 g
  • Fibre 8 g
  • Sugar 20 g
  • Cholesterol 70 mg
  • Sodium 740 mg
  • Per 360 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 15
  • Calcium 6
  • Iron 25
  • Vitamin A 30
  • Vitamin C 90
  • Vitamin B6 23
  • Vitamin B12 0
  • Folate 41
  • Magnesium 28
  • Zinc 14

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