A zesty chicken pita and yogurt casserole, that does not require baking in the oven. A refreshing main dish for warm days.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 bone-in chicken breast halves, skinless
- 2 (8 ounce) containers plain yogurt
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- salt to taste
- 3 pita bread rounds
- 1 (15.5 ounce) can canned chickpeas, drained (optional)
- 1/2 cup pine nuts
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and cook on each side until browned. Reduce heat to medium, cover skillet, and cook until chicken is no longer pink, and the juices run clear, about 10 more minutes. Remove from skillet, cool slightly, and slice into strips.
In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt and garlic. Season with salt to taste. Tear pita breads into pieces, and place in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Place chicken strips in a layer over the bread. Cover with the yogurt mixture. Sprinkle garbanzo beans and pine nuts over the top. Let stand for about 10 minutes to blend flavors, then serve. No need to heat up.