Peanut-Sauced Chicken Pitas

I must admit it.  This recent issue of Cooking Light is a good one.  Perfect for warm weather food ideas….like the Caprese Panini!  This sandwich was different but delicious!  It has taste of “Thai” with the peanut sauce and the cilantro and wee bit of heat.  I am pretty sure this could easily be rolled up in a rice paper wrap and dipped in the peanut sauce.  Yummy 🙂

I was leary about whether Grumpy was going to be willing to eat this.  Anytime I make something “different” or anytime I mention sandwiches for dinner, I will hear a groan.

He didn’t have a lot of choice tonight as by the time he arrived home, I already had dinner started.  I put these together, snapped my photos and handed him the plate.  Grumpy actually liked these!  I didn’t hear any groaning; he may have known if he did he would be warming himself up a can of soup!  I actually heard a “wow, you gave me the plate you photographed.”  LOL.  I loved this so much that I mixed up another batch and put it in the fridge to take to work for lunch the next day.   There is nothing bad about this sandwich in any way!  If you try this one, you won’t regret it 🙂

Peanut-Sauced Chicken Pitas


Peanut-Sauced Chicken Pitas
Yield: 2 sandwiches

Peanut-Sauced Chicken Pitas

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Chicken and veggies in a peanut sauce make a tasty filling for pita bread!


  • 1 cup cooked chicken, torn apart
  • 2 tablespoons thin red bell pepper strips
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped sweet Vidalia onion
  • 2 tablespoons cucumber, cut into thin long strips
  • 2 tablespoons carrots, cut into thin long strips
  • 2 tablespoons peanut sauce
  • 1/8 tsp chili paste
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 1-6 inch Tofuyan pita bread


  • Combine all ingredients, divide into 2 servings between pita halves.  Enjoy!
  • Notes

    **Note-CL does tell you to mix the chicken, pepper, onion, peanut sauce and salt and then assemble the sandwich with the remaining ingredients.  I just threw it all together - much easier when putting in a half a pita bread.

    Nutrition Information



    Serving Size

    1 sandwiches

    Amount Per Serving Calories 287Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 63mgSodium 474mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 20g

    Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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    About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

    Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


    1. Pegasuslegend July 21, 2011 at 11:15 pm - Reply

      Whats not to love here wow what a great pita! I love pita's cant order them anywhere out here so this is on the list for me for sure!

    2. vanillasugar July 21, 2011 at 11:45 pm - Reply

      oh shel. hello! this is going to be made this weekend.
      love this.

    3. Coleen July 21, 2011 at 11:57 pm - Reply

      Sound ultra-yummy, especially since it can easily be tailored to your families likes & heat tolerance. Love it.

    4. Kathleen July 22, 2011 at 2:57 am - Reply

      Wow Shelby! These look really amazing!

    5. Georgia Pellegrini July 22, 2011 at 12:57 pm - Reply

      I just adore peanut sauce!

    6. Patsyk July 22, 2011 at 4:42 pm - Reply

      Looks fantastic! I'm going to have to make that to bring in my lunch next week!

    7. Koh samui villa January 30, 2012 at 2:44 am - Reply

      I made this last night and my wife loved it. Thank you very much.

    8. Anonymous March 8, 2012 at 12:29 am - Reply

      what is peanut sauce? where is it found?

      • Shelby March 8, 2012 at 12:59 am - Reply

        Peanut sauce can be found in the ethnic food section of your grocery store.

    9. Anonymous January 17, 2020 at 1:54 pm - Reply


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