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.
Serves: 5
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min

Ingredients

1 lb extra lean ground chicken
1 tsp canola oil
1 red onion(s), minced
1/4 tsp salt
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1 pinch salt
2 tsp cumin, ground
2 tsp curry powder
2 tsp ginger, ground
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup plum sauce
5 whole wheat pita
2 mangoes, ripe, peeled and minced
1/4 cup cilantro, fresh
2 green onion(s), minced
1 tbsp lime juice, fresh

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. 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.

Helpful Tip

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
Calories510
Protein25 g
Fat15 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Carbohydrate73 g
Fibre8 g
Sugar20 g
Cholesterol70 mg
Sodium740 mg
Per 360 g serving % Daily Value
Potassium15
Calcium6
Iron25
Vitamin A30
Vitamin C90
Vitamin B623
Folate41
Zinc14