Saturday, August 30, 2014

Curried Chicken Pita Sandwiches #recipe @pegcochran

by Peg Cochran

These sandwiches can be served warm or at room temperature if you want to take them on a picnic!  

1 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped mint*
Salt to taste

Mix mint and salt into yogurt and put in fridge for an hour or two.

* I used dried mint because I absolutely refuse to buy fresh mint!  Why?  Because it costs almost three dollars a bunch and in our old house (before we moved to our condo) I planted mint in my herb garden.  Big mistake!  By the second year I had enough mint to make mint juleps for the entire state of Michigan.  It just kills me to have to buy mint now!

2 boneless chicken breast halves or 4 skinless chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 to 3 tablespoons curry powder depending on your tolerance for heat (1 is very mild, 2 is nicely spicy and even my husband can eat it and 3 is hot!)
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon paprika
1 bay leaf
1/2 14-ounce can chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup golden raisins
Pita rounds

Saute onion and garlic in oil.  Add chicken and cook several minutes until golden.  Add lemon juice, spices, tomatoes, walnuts and raisins.  Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until chicken is done.  

Serve in toasted pita halves and top with yogurt sauce.  

Saute onions, garlic and chicken.

Love the colors of the spices!

Simmer chicken, tomatoes, walnuts and raisins

Fill pita halves and top with yogurt sauce


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  1. These look great, Peg! I love curried chicken and I love picnics.




  2. We were just looking for a curry recipe. Looks yummy--thanks! Ronnalord(at)msn(dot)com

  3. I love a good curry! I can use my fresh mint. Fortunately, I learned the trick to growing this invasive plant before I ever got any-keep it in pots! lol I actually have a variety of mints including pineapple mint, apple mint, and chocolate mint! I leave them outside through the winter (and I live in WNY) and they come their pots!