• Ingredients: 16
  • Serves: 6

Middle eastern grilled chicken pita sandwiches with yogurt mint sauce with small red onion, sliced thin, olive oil, tomato, minced, sesame seeds, toasted lightly, whole-wheat pita loaves.


For the marinade

For the sauce

  • 1 small red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 1/2 tbsps. olive oil
  • 1 tomato, minced
  • 1 tbsp. sesame seeds, toasted lightly
  • 6 whole-wheat pita loaves

For coating

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For frico caldo

  • 2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1 tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

To serve

  • 2 large heads romaine , torn into bite-sized pcs.
  • 16 thin slices prosciutto


Make the marinade:

  1. Step 1 In a bowl whisk together the yogurt, the lemon juice, the garlic paste, the thyme, and pepper to taste.

Make the sauce:

  1. Step 2 In a bowl whisk together the yogurt, the garlic paste, the lemon juice, the parsley, the mint, and salt and pepper to taste.

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  2. Step 3 On an oiled grill set about 6 inches over glowing coals or in an oiled ridged grill pan set over moderately high eat grill the chicken (discard the marinade) turning it, for 12 to 15 minutes on each side, or until it is cooked through.

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  3. Step 4 While the chicken is cooking, in a skillet cook the onion in the oil over moderate heat, stirring, until it is softened and lightly golden.

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  4. Step 5 Remove the skillet from the heat, add the tomato and the sesame seeds, and season the mixture with salt and pepper.

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  5. Step 6 Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and cut it diagonally into thin slices. Cut off a small piece of each pita loaf to form an opening and heat the pita loaves on the grill, turning them once, for several seconds, or until they are just softened.

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