13 December 2007

Curried Chicken Mini Pitas

Since I was 15 years old I have collected angels for my Christmas tree. I have angels in all sizes and varieties, cherished gifts from family members and friends. This particular one is a collection I have of about 4 that I found at a huge craft fair in Toronto. I moved away from Toronto so no longer attended, otherwise I would probably have a great deal more angelic faces in my collection. The artist was from Montreal and she would come down to Toronto each year to be a part of the show.

Now that the tree and all the holiday decorations are up it is time for some entertaining. One of the snacks I like to serve uses the mini pitas found at our local grocers. They are filled with a light curry-flavoured chicken filling or sometimes tuna salad at our house. Of course you can fill them with whatever you desire.

**Curried Chicken Mini Pitas**

2 cooked, boneless chicken breasts
1/3 cup diced sweet pepper
1/3 cup diced celery
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 apple
24 mini pitas
leaf lettuce


1/3 cup light mayonnaise
3 T. chopped fresh coriander
1 tsp. lemon juice
½ tsp. minced ginger root
½ tsp. mild curry paste
¼ tsp. ground cumin
¼ tsp. salt
Pinch pepper

In large bowl and using fingers, shred chicken finely to make 2 cups; add red pepper, celery and onions.

Dressing: In small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, coriander, lemon juice, ginger, curry paste, cumin, salt and pepper; add to chicken mixture and stir to combine. (Make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours).

Halve and core apple; cut each half into 12 slices. Cut off top third of each pita; open and place inverted piece in bottom. Line with lettuce, spoon in chicken salad and top with apple slice.

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  1. Delicious and fun recipe for guests!

  2. Sounds good, Valli!

  3. Those sound so yummy! I love cold curried chicken salad!

  4. This sounds like a really good recipe. I can't find fresh pita here. I think I'll have to start making my own. Have a good day.

  5. That's a good idea, Valli.I like chicken salad on crostini, but pita would be ideal, too.

  6. These sound pretty good. The mayo and the curry with the crispness of the apple, celery and pepper.

  7. I never liked curry before, but about a year ago I had a wonderful chicken salad made with dried cranberries and curry, and loved it! now I make it all the time. Would curry paste taste different than curry powder?

  8. MMM sounds so good I want one right NOW! Great for parties!!


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