- 2 cups chopped cooked Chicken Breast
- 1/2 teaspoon ground Cumin
- 1 tablespoon Curry Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Mustard
- 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup Celery Seedfinely chopped
- 1 tablespoon brown Onionfinely chopped
- 2 baby Carrotsfinely chopped lengthwise
- 3 bulbs of white Grapes
- 4 wheat Pita
- 13 sprigs Cilantro - Fresh
- 3 sprigs fresh Mint
Curried Chicken Salad Pita is a spicy Indian recipe from the fast-food category, but this kind of ‘sandwich’ is healthy and tasty at the same time. If you like spicy food, the Curried Chicken Salad Pita is the best choice to start with.
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- Did you Know?
- About Curried Chicken Salad Pita recipe
- Health Benefits of Curried Chicken Salad Pita
- Is it good for weight-loss?
- Why eat spicy food?
- Curried Chicken is Fast Food? Isn’t it unhealthy?
- Recipe Instructions (Steps for Curried Chicken Salad Pita) ↓
In the middle of a busy workday, it’s hard to find time for a healthy and satisfying lunch. These tasty whole wheat pita pockets can be prepared the night before and packed for lunch the next day. Instead of heavy mayo, the chicken salad can include fat-free yogurt and flavored with lemon and curry powder. I dress this light and spicy chicken salad in a lemony mix with just a touch of mayonnaise and the flavor is boosted by aromatic curry powder. Curry spices add flavor to the mayonnaise before I mix it with the chicken, vegetables and tucked into pita pocket halves. The result is incredible, and the best thing is that I control the spiciness.
If you’re looking for a new healthy family meal, this is it. Not only this recipe can be prepared quick and easy, but it also provides some wiggle room to sneak some extra veggies that your family may not normally eat. Get creative and make the Curried Chicken Salad Pita your own by tweaking ingredients and adding an extra veggie here and there. Another great contribution to this salad is curry powder because it is a mixture of spices with a bright golden hue and a complex flavor. Curried Chicken can be made with a variety of spices, usually including turmeric, coriander, cumin, fenugreek, and chili pepper. Other common additions are ginger, black pepper, mustard seeds, curry leaves, and fennel seeds. By consuming curry powder or other spices may boost brain and digestive health, improve feelings of fullness, lower blood sugar levels, and provide antibacterial effects. To this, add the health benefits from chicken and the other ingredients… you will have a boom of energy!
With very low calories and low-fat features per serving, the Curried Chicken Salad Pita is one recipe that should be added to your diet with no second thoughts. My revamped recipe is especially thought for weight-loss diets.
- Many people truly enjoy spicy food, and many can tolerate “hotter” food than others. Why is that? The short answer is that everyone’s bodies and sensory perceptions are different.
- The interesting fact is that the heat and pain that chili pepper seeds emit is designed to make you not want to eat them. Apparently, humans are the only beings willing to take on the heat risk. No other animals will.
- While there are many different peppers, the chili pepper appears to be one of the main sources of capsaicin, which is found to have health-boosting benefits.
- Spicy foods may reduce the number of tumors. A study in NCBI discovered that the spicy chemical in peppers, capsaicin, can activate cell receptors in the intestinal lining, which can reduce the risk of developing tumors.
- Spicy foods can increase your libido and also help enhance your weight loss goals.
- If you’re looking for a way to spice up your meals, go ahead.
- The reason people eat spicy food is most likely the culture. Which isn’t a great reason at all, but it goes to show how complex our relationship with food is, and how it is greatly shaped by our environment, the surrounding people, and the culture we grow up in. It’s not like the tolerance for spiciness is genetic and passed down from parents to their children. Many people who come from spicy food cultures tend to start eating spicy food young, so they become desensitized to that ‘burning’ feeling. Even if someone doesn’t come from a spicy food culture, they can still desensitize themselves by eating spicy food repeatedly.
Curried Chicken might seem to be fast food because it cooks fast and can be eaten with your hands. You may say or think it is, but it is a healthy kind of fast food. In fact, fresh vegetables, spices, no grease, and chicken breast fits in the healthy food category along with the weight-loss feature.
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Mix the ingredients and cook
After cooking the chicken breasts and chopping the veggies, in a small, dry, ungreased frying pan over medium heat, toast the ground cumin, curry powder, and mustard, stirring until fragrant, about 1 minute. Put the mayonnaise in a medium mixing bowl, add the fragrant spices, and mix well. Stir in the chicken (must be precooked), celery, carrots, grape bulbs, and red onion. Mix well.
Preparing the Pitas
Spoon about 1/4 of the mixture into a pita pocket half. Tuck in 3 to 4 sprigs of cilantro and one of mint. Repeat with the remaining salad and pitas. Enjoy!