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Persian-Inspired Chicken Salad Sandwich

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Category: Sandwiches

 Ingredients List

  • ----------------------------------CHICKEN----------------------------------
  • 1/2 sm Onion
  • 2 tb Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ts Paprika
  • 2 ts Dried oregano
  • 1 ts Garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 c Olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground
  • -black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Whole skinless boneless
  • -chicken breasts


1 ts Lemon zest, grated
1 tb Fresh lemon juice
2 tb Fresh dill, chopped
1/2 c Mayonnaise, (can be light)
1/2 c Plain yogurt, (can be
Salt and freshly ground
-black pepper, to taste

1/3 c Toasted walnuts, coarsely
4 Pita bread rounds, or 8 mini
8 sl Feta cheese, * see note
16 lg Mint leaves
16 lg Basil leaves
16 Sprigs watercress, stems

*about 3-inch squares, 1/8-inch thick

1. To prepare the chicken: Grind the onion, lemon juice, paprika, oregano
and garlic in a food processor or blender. Remove the mixture to a
nonaluminum bowl or container. Stir in the olive oil and season to taste
with salt and pepper. Toss the chicken in this mixture, cover and
refrigerate overnight.

2. Preheat the broiler. Broil the chicken about 4 to 5 minutes on each
side, or until cooked through. You may also cook the chicken on top of the
stove. Use a nonstick skillet set over medium heat.) When cool enough to
handle, cut into 1/2-inch dice.

3. To prepare the mayonnaise: Stir the lemon zest, juice and dill into the
mayonnaise and yogurt; season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready
to use.

4. To assemble: Fold the chicken and walnuts into the mayonnaise. Adjust
the seasonings if necessary. Cut the pita bread in half and open the
pockets. Place the feta, mint, basil and watercress in the pita, then spoon
in the chicken-salad mixture.

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