Sunday, May 20, 2012

Chicken Salad Pita with Baba Ghanoush



Ingredients:

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
3 teaspoons dried mint, crumbled
3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
Kosher salt
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
4 chicken scallopine (4 to 5 ounces each)
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1 unpeeled kirby cucumber, chopped
Freshly ground pepper
4 pocketless pitas
1/2 cup baba ghanoush (eggplant spread, sold near hummus in the refrigerated section)
2 cups chopped romaine lettuce

Directions:

Whisk the vinegar, mint, red pepper flakes, 1 clove garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a shallow dish. Gradually whisk in 3 tablespoons olive oil. Add the chicken and marinate about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix the tomatoes, cucumber and the remaining 1 clove garlic in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill the chicken until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and slice into 1/2-inch-thick strips. Toss with the vegetables.
Brush the pitas with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt. Grill, turning once, until marked. Place a pita on each plate and spread with baba ghanoush. Top with lettuce and chicken salad and drizzle with any juices from the bowl.

Recipe shared from:  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/chicken-salad-pita-with-baba-ghanoush-recipe/index.html