Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hummus Pita "Pizza"

During Spring Break my husband and I ate like, well college students, the processed foods in our system made us have no energy, our bodies ache and retain water like it was going out of style.  I never knew that one week of eating junk would cause me to go up three pant sizes, my fat jeans are now too small!

At any rate, my husband was looking for something to make that was quick, healthy and somewhat resembled junk food. Pita bread and hummus to the rescue!
The first time he made it I had eaten most of the fresh veggies in an "omg fresh Italian dressing tastes amazing" type binge, I'm not kidding it does taste amazing.  So all we had on hand was tomato and chicken.

First time around my husband boiled the chicken with a little bit of seasoned salt, serving it with tomato steaks. This time around my husband marinated the chicken and then baked it, assembling it with fresh bell peppers, diced tomatoes and caramelized onions. While these "pizzas" are small they are surprisingly filling.


Hummus Pita "Pizza"

Ingredients

2 Pita pockets
1/8- 1/4 red bell pepper, diced
1/8- 1/4 yellow bell pepper, diced
1/8- 1/4 orange bell pepper, diced
1/2- 3/4 roma tomato, diced
2- 4 Tbsp hummus
1/2 sweet onion, caramelized
1 chicken breast, diced

Marinade:
1/2 Tbsp hawaiian teriyaki sauce
1/2 Tbsp hoisen sauce
1/2 Tbsp Teriyaki glaze

Directions

1. In a ziplock bag, make marinade and add chicken breast. Seal and place in fridge for 2 hours.
2. Preheat oven to 350*F. Chop onion and caramelize onion in a skillet with a small amount of oil on medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add a teaspoon or two of sugar if desired to add more sweetness to the onions.
3. While onion is caramelizing dice the bell peppers and tomato. Make a pouch out of tinfoil for the chicken and marinade to cook in for 40-45 minutes, until the chicken breast reaches an internal temperature of 165*F.
4. Once chicken breast is cooked through, remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Once cooled dice chicken. Raise oven temperature to 425*F.
5. Spread hummus on one side of the pita, on top place the vegetables and chicken. Place hummus pita "pizza's" in oven for 6 to 8 minutes. Remove pita's from oven and cut into quarters, and serve warm. Top with additional vegetables or onions if desired.



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