You can stuff pita pockets with all sorts of different ingredients but stuffing them with Caesar salad is certainly among the best. There is really not much to this recipe but a few simple steps. The only part that takes a little work is seasoning and grilling the chicken, as well as cooking the bacon. You can use bottled Caesar dressing or even make your own. If you’re feeling adventurous, give the dressing from my Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe a try. The original recipe calls for croutons but I chose to leave them out. It is totally up to you if you wish to add them or not. This can also work with leftover chicken if you don’t care about the seasonings. Enjoy.
1lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 large head romaine lettuce leaves (torn into bite sized pieces)
1 (8 ounce) bottle Caesar salad dressing
Grated parmesan cheese (to taste)
salt and pepper (to taste)
1 (10 ounce) package pocket pita bread (halved)
Step 1: Grease an indoor grill pan or an outdoor grill and heat to medium high heat. In a small bowl combine garlic powder, thyme and rosemary. Season chicken breasts with the garlic powder mixture on both sides. Place chicken on the grill and cook chicken until it is fully cooked and the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees. Remove from the grill and allow to cool.
Step 2: While chicken is grilling place bacon strips in a large skillet. Cook over medium high heat until browned and crispy. Drain on paper towels. Once bacon has cooled crumble it into small pieces. Once the chicken has cooled slice the chicken breasts into thin strips.
Step 3: In a large bowl combine chicken, bacon, lettuce, and croutons (if using). Toss with Caesar salad dressing and parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon the Caesar salad mixture into pita bread halves.
(Makes 4 Servings)