Spicy Flatbread Chicken Sandwich

This grilled flatbread sandwich is one of my favorites.  Super easy and quick to make, full of flavor, and filling.  Best of all, it’s high protein, low fat, low carb, and only 350 calories.

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Here’s the recipe…  

Ingredients:

The key here is the flat bread or pita that you use.  I prefer Joseph’s brand which is a reduced carb, high protein variety that mixes flax with whole wheat.   For those of you out there that are trying to stay gluten free, this won’t strictly adhere to your non-gluten goals.  However, I can tell you that as someone who is very sensitive to wheat this does not cause me any issues.  If it won’t work for you, use a gluten free version of your choice.

I also really like using hummus by itself or a combination of the Chili-Garlic Sauce and Tzaziki, which is a greek yogurt spread which has a mouthfeel and taste similar to sour cream without the calories and fat.

  • Take your chicken, rub with spices and grill or roast in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, on the top rack,about 5 minutes each side.
  • While the chicken is cooking, slice up a whole onion and sautée over medium heat in a fry pan with a light coating of olive oil until tender.  You may need to add a little bit of water to keep it from getting crispy.
  • Take the chicken out of the oven and let rest for 2 minutes.
  • Slice chicken into 1/4 slices against the grain.
  • Use one whole Pita or 1/2 lavash of your choice and coat the inside with Chili-Garlic Sauce or Hummus.
  • Place the slices chicken and some sautéed onions in the bread and wrap or fold to desired thickness.
  • Place the assembled sandwich in a large fry pan over medium heat, either dry or with a light coating of olive oil and toast each side for a couple of minutes until crispy.
  • Take the sandwich out, open, and spread the Tzatziki on one side, and enjoy while hot.

I generally like to make mine without any oil, or with just a very small amount.  When sautéeing onions I’ll add a couple of tablespoons of water and keep the cover on to make sure they don’t burn.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 1.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 350 
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10 g 15 %
Saturated Fat 2 g 10 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 135 mg 45 %
Sodium 525 mg 22 %
Potassium 568 mg 16 %
Total Carbohydrate 9 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 4 g 16 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 59 g 118 %
Vitamin A  2 %
Vitamin C  2 %
Calcium  17 %
Iron  8 %

 

 

 

 

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About jlgull

I'm a civil engineer working in the transportation industry. Basically, I manage the design, construction, and operation of highways and bridges. As an engineer and scientist I'm very analytical and this is reflected in my approach to fitness and racing.
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