Chicken is one of the most versatile ingredients in your kitchen. It’s quick to cook, easy to prepare and can be used in a variety of different recipes. If you’re looking for a great way to use leftover chicken, these chicken pita recipes are sure to be a hit with the whole family.
They’re easy enough for even the busiest cooks, but they’re also so flavorful that even the most discerning eaters will enjoy them!
1. Sheet Pan Chicken Pita Recipe
Sheet pan chicken pita recipe is a simple sheet pan meal that will satisfy your cravings for Mediterranean flavors. This sheet pan chicken pita recipe is quick and easy to make, but it’s packed with the bold flavors of tzatziki sauce, cucumbers, and onions. Sheet pan chicken pita gives a fresh flavor due to the cucumbers.
The pita bread can be used as an alternative to tortillas for tacos or burritos. It makes for a perfect lunch or dinner option with little effort on your part. The chicken breast fillets are seasoned with Greek spices and cooked on a sheet pan until golden brown and crispy on the outside.
They are placed inside pitas along with cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce.
2. Chicken Shawarma Pita Sandwich
Chicken Shawarma is a traditional Middle Eastern-inspired recipe that is made with marinated grilled chicken breast and fresh veggies served in a warm pita pocket.
This recipe originally came from Turkey but has since spread to many other countries around the world. This version of chicken shawarma uses boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of lamb, but it still has all the same great flavors you’d expect from this classic dish – garlic, fresh herbs, and lemon juice.
In place of tzatziki sauce (a cucumber yogurt sauce), I used hummus as my sauce base, along with some lemon juice and garlic for extra zestiness! To save time and money, I prepared all my ingredients ahead of time so that everything was ready before starting cooking!
3. Fiesta Chicken Salad Pitas
These portable sandwiches are packed full of flavor from shredded rotisserie chicken breast, black beans, and corn. We top ours off with a creamy avocado lime dressing that brings all those delicious flavors together into one perfect bite! You can make these ahead of time and store them in an airtight container until ready to eat!
4. Chicken Pita Pizza
This is a simple variation on a classic pizza, but it’s still just as delicious. The chicken adds protein to this meal and the vegetables round out the nutrition profile. Plus, it’s fun to make!
5. Chicken, Tomato and Mozzarella Pita Sandwiches
These classic Italian flavors are brought together in one convenient package thanks to these pita sandwiches. You can whip these up in a flash and they’ll satisfy even the pickiest eaters at your next party or family gathering (or both!). You can make these pita pockets ahead of time and then just reheat them when the time comes.
Serve them with a cold salad or some fresh fruit and you’ve got a complete meal. Best of all, these sandwiches are so easy to make that even your kids can help out!
6. Chicken Parmesan Pita Sandwich
If you’re looking for a more substantial meal than what most pita sandwiches offer, then look no further than this chicken parmesan recipe! It combines chicken breast with all of your favorite toppings for a filling main dish that can feed four people with just one pan of cook time required (plus some assembly). This recipe is an easy way to get your family or friends together and enjoy a fresh, delicious dinner.
This recipe is also a great way to get your kids interested in cooking. They can help assemble these sandwiches and learn how to use kitchen tools like knives and spatulas. You can do all the prep work ahead of time and then just throw everything together at dinnertime.
It’s a great option for busy weeknights when you don’t have much time before bedtime.
7. Buffalo Chicken Pita Wrap
Buffalo chicken pita wraps are a twist on the classic Buffalo wings. The chicken is marinated in buffalo sauce and grilled or roasted for a crispy texture and then served in a warm pita! These are perfect for summer parties, especially if you’re having people over to watch the big game.
Marinating the chicken helps to tenderize it and add extra flavor, so be sure to allow time for that step. You can also use store-bought blue cheese dressing if you don’t have time to make your own.
8. Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Pitas
Chimichurri is a sauce from Argentina that’s made from oil, vinegar, and herbs like parsley, oregano, and cilantro. It’s great on meat or seafood and it’s especially good on grilled chicken breast. The heat from the grill helps to infuse the flavor into the chicken breasts while keeping them moist and tender on the inside.
9. Lemon Garlic Chicken Pitas With Dill Yogurt Sauce
These lemon garlic chicken pitas are the perfect way to use up leftover chicken! The dill yogurt sauce adds so much flavor to this sandwich, especially when paired with fresh spinach leaves and juicy tomatoes. Don’t forget to sprinkle feta cheese on top before serving!
These sandwiches are ready in under 30 minutes, making them ideal for any weeknight meal. If you’re in a hurry, make your own pita bread instead of buying it from the store. Homemade pita bread doesn’t take too much time to make and is so much better than store-bought bread.
You can also swap out the chicken for any other leftover protein or veggies you have on hand.
10. Chicken & Bacon Pita Pocket
This is a classic sandwich that’s sure to please. It has chicken, bacon, and cheese all wrapped up in a soft pita bread pocket. It also has lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and mayonnaise.
These ingredients can be mixed and matched to your liking. The classic chicken bacon sandwich is made easy with this recipe. You don’t have to make a mess in the kitchen to make a delicious sandwich.
This recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner and makes enough for two servings. It’s a great way to use up leftover chicken from the night before. This recipe is simple and can be made in less than 20 minutes.
It’s also easy to adjust to your liking by adding more or less of any ingredient.
11. Grilled Chicken Pita Sandwiches with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
This grilled chicken pita sandwich recipe is an easy way to get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes — especially if you plan ahead and cook your chicken ahead of time! It’s also great for leftovers because you can grill the chicken ahead of time and then slice it when you’re ready to make the sandwiches.
12. Easy Chicken Avocado Pita Wrap
You only need three ingredients for this easy chicken avocado pita wrap! It has fresh ingredients like tomatoes and lettuce along with seasoned grilled chicken breast served in a whole wheat tortilla shell with avocado slices and drizzled with ranch dressing or your favorite healthy dressing. It’s delicious!
13. Chicken Pesto Pita Sandwiches
The pesto sauce in this recipe is easy to make at home, and it’s perfect for adding some extra flavor to your chicken pita sandwich. This recipe also calls for roasted red peppers and sun-dried tomatoes, which give it an Italian flair that kids will love. The end result is a healthy meal that everyone will enjoy!
14. Roast Chicken Pita Sandwiches
A simple roast chicken recipe that’s easy to put together and delicious too! Use the leftover roasted chicken or cook some fresh breasts for this meal. This recipe calls for mayonnaise but feel free to substitute olive oil instead if you prefer.
You can also swap out the lettuce leaves for bread slices if you want something more substantial! Or use both if you’re feeling ambitious!
15. Chicken Pita Sandwiches with Feta and Spinach
This recipe uses sliced chicken breast, feta cheese crumbles, spinach leaves, and other ingredients to create an open-faced sandwich you can eat out of hand without worrying about spilling anything on yourself or your clothes. The feta cheese gives these sandwiches just enough flavor without being overpowering.
They’re also easy to make at home, so you don’t have to worry about getting them delivered from a restaurant if you’re too busy cooking dinner for the family.
16. Chicken Fajita Pitas
Fajitas are always a hit at our house, but sometimes the tortillas get soggy before everyone has had their fill of them. These pita sandwiches solve that problem by holding up well even after being wrapped in foil for storage later in the week.
This recipe uses chicken breast, but feel free to substitute any meat you’d like — just make sure it’s cooked through before assembling your pita sandwich!
17. Chicken Salad Pita Sandwich
This recipe makes a great lunch or dinner option when you’re looking for something light but flavorful. The key ingredient is the chicken salad, which is made with deli meat, mayonnaise, celery, and spices like garlic powder or paprika. It’s easy to make but has a lot of flavors.
You can either serve this as an open-faced sandwich or build on the sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and other toppings of your choice.
18. Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad
This Greek yogurt chicken salad is packed with flavor, but it’s also low in fat and calories, so you won’t feel guilty eating it as a meal or snack throughout the day. The spinach adds extra nutrients without adding too many calories, making this dish a great choice for weight-loss diets or anyone trying to eat healthy foods in general.
19. Chicken Tikka Masala Pita Sandwich
This Indian dish is one of my favorites! Chicken breasts are marinated in yogurt, ginger, and cilantro before being baked until tender. Then they’re simmered in a tomato sauce infused with garam masala spices for 20 minutes until thickened into a gravy-like consistency.
Serve on pita bread with fresh cilantro leaves for an authentic Indian experience!
20. Chicken Pita Pockets with Creamy Avocado Mayo
These chicken pita pockets are filled with fresh veggies, avocado mayo, and shredded cheese — all wrapped up in a warm pita pocket — what could be better? This recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner, but it’s also great for parties or game days! It’s simple enough for kids to make themselves too!
21. Chicken Enchilada Pita Sandwiches
This chicken enchilada pita sandwich is packed with flavor. It has all the amazing ingredients you love about enchiladas: sauce, cheese, and chicken! You can even top it off with sour cream and guacamole for an extra burst of flavor.
This is a great recipe to feed a crowd or take on the go for lunch or dinner.