Cobb Salad Pita Sandwich
Updated: Jul 27
I am not sure why I have not done more things with pita pockets! They are so much fun, soooo easy for Ainsley to chew and let's face it, bread can get pretty borings-- why not mix it up once and while!
These are so easy to make, and a crowd pleaser, because you can adapt them to whatever ingredients you want inside! For example Ainsley is not a huge meat fan so in her's I put: sauce, avocado, hard boiled egg, bacon & cheese. For the rest of ours we put everything in it! However, this makes it so much easier, because we are so big on not making "multiple meals" for everyone in the family to be happy at dinner time.
What also makes this recipe super easy: Rotisserie Chicken baby!
Picking up a rotisserie chicken and then taking it off the bone so it is ready for the next to make these is the best! You can always make them day of too. It is so nice to have that ready to roll and then extra for more lunches as well!
Let's get started!
Are Naan & Pita bread the same thing?
They actually aren't, but that is a very common misconception.
Naan is more fluffy, bubbly and often oval shape, whereas pita is circular and has these wonderfully convenient pockets! Both delicious in their owns ways. However, naan is made a lot of times with yogurt, butter, eggs etc. whereas pita is made with flour, salt, water, yeast and need to be cooked at a certain heat to create those pockets.
So in this recipe we want to get PITA bread at the store, to make sure we have the pockets to stuff!
What can you prep on the weekend to make these super easy during the week?
At the store I'd purchase a rotisserie chicken, so you don't have to worry about poaching chicken etc.
Cook the bacon ahead of time, so you aren't dealing with it after work or long day! I always like to prep bacon during the weekend, to then pull out for breakfasts, this meal etc.
You can always make the easy Herbed Garlic Aioli for the sandwiches over the weekend too, it will last up to 7 days in the fridge.
All these things are great to do ahead of time. However, if you don't do these ahead of time, that is okay too! All of those things above do not take much time and then after those steps above, it is really just assemble time.
Herbed Garlic Aioli
Makes 6 sandwiches
1/4 cup light olive oil
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
1 garlic clove minced
1/2 tbsp fresh basil
1/2 tbsp fresh thyme
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of pepper
In immersion blender safe jar, add olive oil, mayo, sour cream/greek yogurt, garlic, salt & pepper. Immersion blend until fully incorporated. Then add in the fresh herbs. Immersion blend up & down 4 times. Then place in refrigerator until ready to serve!
Cobb Salad Pita Pockets
Makes 6 sandwiches
3 pita breads ( cut them each in half to get 6 pita pockets)
3 cups rotisserie chicken
3 cup chopped romaine lettuce
3 hard boiled eggs
1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
2 cup shredded cheese
6 pieces of bacon
Cut each of the pita breads in half, short ways, not long ways. That way it creates 2 great sized pita pockets. Carefully take your fingers and separate the layers, to create the pocket. Gently to not rip
Then for each pita pocket, layer the sauce on the inside, then chicken, tomatoes, avocado, bacon, cheese, lettuce, diced hard boiled egg. Then drizzle with anymore of the dressing you'd like.
Then Enjoy!! I mean how easy is that? YUM!
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