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.

Ingredients:

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-1/4 cup of marinara sauce

-4 oz. boneless skinless chicken breast

-whole wheat pita

-green pepper

-small mushroom

-1/4 cup of light shredded cheese

-Mrs. Dash seasoning blend (I use Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend Salt-Free)

Directions:

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)

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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

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3.  Heat your oven to 400 Fahrenheit while getting pita ready, and add 1/4 cup of marinara sauce to pita.

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4.  Measure out 4 oz. of chicken (I use this scale)

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5.  Cut mushroom into slices

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6.  Cut green pepper into slices.  Feel free to use as much green pepper/any pepper for that matter.

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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.

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8.  Bake for 12-15 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Remove from oven and enjoy!

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Tips:

-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

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