Chicken with Chutney in Pitas Recipe - Apple, Mango, Mustard, and Yogurt

Chicken with Chutney in Pitas

Chicken with Chutney in Pitas Recipe - Apple, Mango, Mustard, and Yogurt
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 2


Chicken with Chutney in Pitas
Chicken with Chutney in Pitas

This Chicken with Chutney in Pitas recipe is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that combines the flavors of sweet mango chutney, tender chicken, crunchy cabbage, and crisp apple slices all wrapped up in a warm pita bread. It's a perfect meal for a quick lunch or dinner that is sure to satisfy your taste buds.


This recipe is a modern twist on traditional Middle Eastern and Indian flavors. The combination of chutney, yogurt, and spices with chicken and fresh produce is a popular choice in many cultures around the world. The use of pita bread as a convenient and portable way to enjoy this flavorful dish makes it a favorite among busy individuals looking for a quick and tasty meal.


How to prepare

  1. In a bowl, combine cabbage, yogurt, sugar, and mustard. Heat chutney and chicken over medium heat. Cut pitas in half crosswise to form pockets. Fill each half with chicken mixture. Top with apple slices. Spread cabbage mixture over chicken.


  • Substitute the chicken with tofu or chickpeas for a vegetarian version of this dish.
  • Add some chopped nuts or seeds for extra crunch and protein.
  • Experiment with different types of chutney, such as apricot or tamarind, for a unique flavor profile.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to thinly slice the apple to ensure that it is easy to bite into when wrapped in the pita.

- Heating the chutney and chicken together helps to infuse the flavors and create a delicious sauce for the dish.

- Be sure to mix the cabbage, yogurt, sugar, and mustard well to create a creamy and tangy topping for the chicken.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this Chicken with Chutney in Pitas with a side of mixed greens or a fresh fruit salad for a complete and nutritious meal. It can also be enjoyed with a side of rice or couscous for a heartier dish.

Cooking Techniques

To heat the chutney and chicken, simply combine them in a saucepan over medium heat until warmed through.

- To make the cabbage mixture, mix together the cabbage, yogurt, sugar, and mustard in a bowl until well combined.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use Greek yogurt instead of plain yogurt for a thicker and creamier topping.

- Swap out the mango chutney for a different fruit chutney, such as peach or pineapple, for a different flavor profile.

Make Ahead Tips

Prepare the cabbage mixture and cook the chicken in advance to save time when assembling the pitas. Store the components separately in the refrigerator and assemble just before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the filled pitas on a platter and garnish with fresh herbs or a drizzle of extra chutney for a beautiful presentation. Serve with a side of pickles or olives for added flavor.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this Chicken with Chutney in Pitas with a glass of chilled white wine or a refreshing iced tea for a perfect combination. For a non-alcoholic option, try a sparkling water with a splash of citrus juice.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover chicken mixture and cabbage topping in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat the chicken mixture in the microwave or on the stovetop until warmed through before assembling the pitas.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 250


Carbohydrates: 38g


Total Fat: 3g

Saturated Fat: 1g


Protein: 18g

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin A: 2%

Vitamin C: 15%

Calcium: 6%

Iron: 8%


Contains: Wheat, Dairy


This Chicken with Chutney in Pitas recipe is a balanced meal that provides a good source of protein, carbohydrates, and essential vitamins and minerals. It is relatively low in fat and calories, making it a healthy option for a satisfying meal.


This Chicken with Chutney in Pitas recipe is a flavorful and satisfying dish that is perfect for a quick and easy meal. With a balance of sweet and savory flavors, crunchy textures, and creamy toppings, it is sure to become a favorite in your recipe rotation. Enjoy this delicious meal with family and friends for a memorable dining experience.

How did I get this recipe?

I can't forget the moment I stumbled upon this recipe for Chicken with Chutney in Pitas. It was a warm summer day, and I had decided to host a small gathering of friends and family for a picnic in the park. As I was planning the menu, I wanted to include something different, something that would surprise and delight my guests.

I had always been a fan of chutney, with its sweet and tangy flavors that added a unique twist to any dish. So, I decided to do a little research on recipes that incorporated chutney as a key ingredient. After browsing through countless cookbooks and websites, I finally came across a recipe that caught my eye - Chicken with Chutney in Pitas.

The recipe called for marinating chicken breasts in a mixture of chutney, soy sauce, and spices, then grilling them until they were tender and juicy. The chicken would then be sliced and served in warm pita bread with a dollop of creamy Greek yogurt and a drizzle of more chutney on top. It sounded like the perfect combination of flavors and textures, and I knew I had to give it a try.

I gathered all the ingredients I needed and got to work preparing the marinade for the chicken. As I mixed together the chutney, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and cumin, the fragrant aromas filled my kitchen, making my mouth water in anticipation. I coated the chicken breasts with the marinade and let them sit for a few hours to soak up all the delicious flavors.

When it was time to grill the chicken, I couldn't help but feel a sense of excitement. The sizzle of the chicken on the hot grill, the charred edges, and the savory smell wafting through the air - it was all so exhilarating. As the chicken cooked to perfection, I couldn't wait to assemble the pitas and see how they turned out.

Once the chicken was done, I sliced it into thin strips and piled it onto warm pita bread. I topped each one with a dollop of creamy Greek yogurt and a generous drizzle of chutney. The colors and textures were so vibrant and enticing, I knew my guests would be in for a treat.

As my friends and family gathered around the picnic table, I proudly presented them with the Chicken with Chutney in Pitas. Their eyes widened with delight as they took their first bite, savoring the explosion of flavors in their mouths. The sweetness of the chutney, the tanginess of the yogurt, and the smokiness of the grilled chicken - it was a perfect harmony of tastes.

I watched as my guests devoured the pitas, their faces lit up with joy and satisfaction. They couldn't stop raving about how delicious and unique the dish was, and I felt a swell of pride knowing that I had discovered such a gem of a recipe.

From that day on, Chicken with Chutney in Pitas became a regular feature on my menu. Whenever I hosted a gathering or simply wanted to treat myself to something special, I would whip up a batch of these mouthwatering pitas. Each time I made them, I was transported back to that sunny day in the park, surrounded by loved ones and enjoying good food and laughter.

I have since shared the recipe with many friends and family members, and it has become a favorite among them as well. I love knowing that a simple recipe I stumbled upon by chance has brought so much joy and deliciousness into the lives of those around me.

So, the next time you're looking for a dish that's a little out of the ordinary, I urge you to give Chicken with Chutney in Pitas a try. I promise you won't be disappointed. Who knows, it may just become a beloved recipe in your own collection, passed down through generations just like it has in mine. Bon appétit!


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