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Healthified Chicken Caesar Pitas

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40% more vitamin A • 66% more fiber • 53% less fat than the original recipe. All hail Chicken Caesar! This tangy finger food keeps its flavor.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 4 oz each)
1/3
cup reduced-fat Caesar dressing
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
cups coarsely chopped romaine lettuce
1/4
cup shredded carrot (1 small carrot)
2
tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
2
whole wheat pita (pocket) breads (6 inch), cut in half to form pockets
1
plum (Roma) tomato, thinly sliced

Directions

  • 1 Set oven control to broil. Brush both sides of chicken with 1 tablespoon of the dressing; sprinkle with pepper.
  • 2 Place chicken on rack in broiler pan. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Cool about 5 minutes. Cut into thin slices.
  • 3 In medium bowl, toss lettuce, carrot and cheese with remaining dressing until coated. Fill each pita bread half with tomato and chicken; top with lettuce mixture.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Fat Reduced By 8g
  • Dietary Fiber Added 2g
  • Calories Reduced By 60
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
470mg
470%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

Live Better America lets you enjoy your favorite dishes without worry or guilt. Our nutritionists switch ingredients, reduce amounts and use other kitchen tricks to turn the original recipes into Healthified recipes that are good and good for you.

Before After
1/3 cup Caesar dressing 1/3 cup reduced-fat Caesar dressing
2 pita (pocket) breads (6 inch) 1/4 cup shredded carrot (1 small carrot)
2 whole wheat pita (pocket) breads (6 inch), cut in half to form pockets
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
280 (before)
220 (after)
Dietary Fiber
 
 
1 g (before)
3 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
15 g (before)
7 g (after)
Vitamin A (%DV)
 
 
30 (before)
50 (after)

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the original.

Spinach is a nice substitute for the romaine, or mix spinach and romaine instead.

The chicken can be used warm, or you can cook it ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you make the sandwiches.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/19/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
470mg
470%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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