Chicken pita sandwiches and steamed vegetables

This version of a chicken sandwich requires three main ingredients and can be customized to please anyone's taste buds.

Onions in the frying pan with vegetable oil added.
Chicken and onions
Once the chicken turns white (see the bottom?), add seasoning.
Finished food
The completed meal.

Prep time:

10 minutes

Cook time:

20 minutes


  1. Raw chicken breast
  2. Small yellow onion
  3. Pita bread
  4. vegetable oil
  5. seasonings: salt, pepper, garlic, turmeric, cinnamon


Using a cutting board and medium-sized knife, cut the onion into 1-inch pieces. Place the onions in the frying pan. Wash and cut the chicken into 2-inch slices.


  1. Add two tablespoons of vegetable oil to the frying pan. Turn the stove onto medium-hot.
  2. Sauté the onions for 3 to 5 minutes. Once tender, add the chicken.
  3. When the chicken turns white on both sides, add seasoning to taste. I personally like a lot of seasoning, but other people don't.
  4. Let the chicken cook for five minutes. Use a spatula to move the chicken and onions around the pan so they don't burn.
  5. While the chicken cooks, put some vegetables into a small, microwaveable pot. Add a tablespoon of water and microwave, on high, for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Cut a piece of pita bread in half so it makes two pocket sandwiches. If desired, toast the bread in a toaster oven for two minutes.
  7. To check if the chicken is cooked, cut a piece in half using the spatula. If it cuts easily and is white on the inside, it's done. If not, wait two minutes and check again.
  8. Turn off the stove. Fill the pita pockets with the chicken and onions. Add salt to the steamed vegetables, and you're done!

Cost: $3.41 per serving

At Publix, the pita bread is sold in a pack of six and costs $1.29. Chicken costs $4.99 per pound, and this recipe requires 1/4 pound of chicken. The yellow onion cost $.94. The bag of vegetables cost $2.50. To price by serving size, the chicken cost about $1.25, the pita bread cost $.22, the vegetables cost $1.00 and the yellow onion cost $.94. That's a total cost of $3.41 for this meal.

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