Monday, January 4, 2010

Chicken Basil Heaps on Pita Bread

Seasoned pita bread - rosemary/Italian/mulitgrain cut into wedges or squares
3-4 Chicken breasts - boiled, shredded and seasoned
1/3 C. sun dried tomatoes
3 sprigs fresh basil - washed and finely snipped
3/4 C lite mayo
1 C swiss cheese
1 tea garlic salt (to taste)
1/2 tsp lemon pepper
1/2 tsp garlic
2 Tbl seasoned rice vinegar
1 + 1/4 tsp sugar
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Prepare chicken and set aside to cool. Chop up fresh basil and sun dried tomatoes and combine with chicken, set aside. Mix together in a bowl mayo, cheese, vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic, sugar and mix well then combine with chicken mixture. Dollop chicken heaps on cut flat breads and top with grated Parmesan cheese. Bake 400 for 5-8 minutes until golden and bubbly. Great as an appetizer or served with fresh salad for main course. YUM!

Chicken Salad with Red Bell Peppers (alternative to above)
3-4 Chicken
1 tsp rosemary blend spice
fresh parsley if available 
1 tsp garlic
garlic salt - to taste
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 C celery - finely chopped
1/2 C red bell pepper - finely chopped
3/4 C lite mayo
1/4 sour cream
1/2 C fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 C fresh sweet onion (or 1 1/2 Tbl dried onion flakes)

You can totally play with this method. Just make you chicken base then throw in whatever excites you. I have done spinach and artichoke, cream cheese with green onion and mushroom, apple and celery with cheese. etc... this has so much latitude to be creative.


Kim said...

Hi! These look delicious. I was wondering--when you say 1/2 tsp garlic, do you mean fresh garlic or granulated garlic (like garlic powder)?

jenjamin said...

It is 1 tsp of fresh garlic... :) Thanks!

Kim said...

Thank you! These were delicious! A big hit with my whole family, and very easy.

Emily Adams Voisin said...

I'm so in love with these. Thanks for all the yummy treats the other day. I'm making lunch for a friend tomorrow and am shopping your blog for the perfect recipe.

Love you!