This is a healthy, yet tasty pizza. Although I use boneless/skinless chicken, you can use 4 oz.’s of lean beef, ground chicken, or ground turkey if you prefer. Also, feel free to add extra vegetables too.
-1/4 cup of marinara sauce
-4 oz. boneless skinless chicken breast
-whole wheat pita
-1/4 cup of light shredded cheese
-Mrs. Dash seasoning blend (I use Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend Salt-Free)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. While waiting for oven to heat up, put chicken on a tray with some tin foil and add some Mrs. Dash seasoning on top of it. You can also put the chicken breasts in a baking dish and spray it with some cooking spray to prevent sticking. (I prefer olive oil cooking spray)
2. Put your chicken in the oven and let it cook. I find 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes is ideal for my oven. The time may vary slightly for different brands/models of ovens. DO NOT under cook chicken. I made this mistake before and became so ill I thought I was dying. After your chicken is cooked, it’s a good idea to cut it up into thin slices
3. Heat your oven to 400 Fahrenheit while getting pita ready, and add 1/4 cup of marinara sauce to pita.
4. Measure out 4 oz. of chicken (I use this scale)
5. Cut mushroom into slices
6. Cut green pepper into slices. Feel free to use as much green pepper/any pepper for that matter.
7. Put your pita together as desired on a tray with tinfoil. I prefer to add the vegetables on top after I’ve added the chicken and cheese.
8. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from oven and enjoy!
-Read the ingredients for your pita. Generally speaking though, whole wheat pita are just whole wheat flour, water, yeast, a bit of salt, and possibly calcium propinate.
-Be VERY careful when choosing a marinara/pasta sauce. It’s really easy to add a lot of extra sugar and salt when choosing the wrong one. The one above that I use is only tomato puree, tomatoes, olive oil, sea salt, fish oil, and some herbs. Opt for marinara sauces with no sugar in them. Also, check for lower sodium options.
-Feel free to add as much Mrs. Dash as you want. It’s made with all natural ingredients, and the best part is that it’s salt-free.
-Stick to REAL chicken breasts. Some frozen chicken breasts/strips have upwards of 10 ingredients. What I like to do is buy a bunch when they’re on sale since I eat a ton of chicken. They stay good for a long time in the freezer