Middle Eastern Chicken Sloppy Joe

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 bunch scallions (white and green parts separate), thinly sliced

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 medium tomatoes, diced

1/4 cup golden raisins

1 pound lean ground chicken

1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt

1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted

4 (4-inch) whole wheat pitas with pockets, tops trimmed and warmed

Suggested servings: sliced tomato and cucumbers


  1. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat, add the scallion whites cinnamon, salt, and pepper, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, tomato, and raisins and cook over high heat until mixture is almost dry, about 6 minutes. Add the chicken and cook stirring until meat is cooked through, about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the green part of the scallions, yogurt, and pine nuts. Serve mixture stuffed into warm pita with tomato slices and cucumber slices.