Mini Chicken Basil Parmesan Pita Appetizers

These Mini Chicken Basil Parmesan Pita Appetizers are the first recipe in my wine concert picnic series. I belong to Chateau St. Michelle in Woodinville, Washington. Every summer they put on concerts behind the winery. It’s one of my favorite summertime activities.  I make various appetizers and pack them away in my picnic basket and cooler. We spread a blanket on the grass, set up our short beach chairs and table, pour our glasses of wine and the party begins!  It’s so much fun listening to the concert, drinking wine and eating our picnic food.  After I joined Weight Watchers, I realized I needed to make more healthy appetizers as cheese and crackers add up too quickly.  These appetizers are healthy, portable, easy to eat and perfect for a wine concert!

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Mini Chicken Basil Parmesan Pitas on a wooden board with basil and picnic basket

Mini Chicken Basil Parmesan Pita Appetizers

  • Freestyle Smart Points:2 T. filling equals 1 Freestyle Smart Point; If using 1 point mini pitas, each pita half with filling works out to be 1 1/2 points each or 2 halves for 3 points.
  • Author: Gourmet Done Skinny
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 25 mini pita appetizers
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: no cook

Description

These Chicken Basil Parmesan Pita Appetizers are super easy to make and definitely a crowd pleaser. You can make them as appetizers with the mini pitas or serve them as sandwiches using larger pitas or tortillas with lettuce tucked inside. Only 1 Freestyle point per 2 tablespoons of filling. No one would even guess they are healthy for you!


Ingredients

  • 8 oz chopped grilled or cooked chicken breasts
  • 1-2 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 c. green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 c. fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1 c. loosely packed fresh spinach, finely chopped
  • 1 c. grape or cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 oz. grated Parmesan cheese (about 3/4 c.)
  • 4 T. light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c. non fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 10 mini pitas cut in half (try to find ones 1 point each- I use Bakestone Brothers 3 inch Mini Whole Wheat Pita Bread)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add all ingredients except pitas.
  2. Place 2 T. of filling in half of a mini pita, or use more tablespoons for large pitas or tortillas (adjust points accordingly).
  3. Serve immediately or if eating a bit later, place a damp paper towel (wrung out very well) over the pitas. Cover with plastic wrap. Keeps a few days in refrigerator.

2 Replies to "Mini Chicken Basil Parmesan Pita Appetizers"

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    Tom July 20, 2018 (4:13 pm)

    These Pita Appetizers are delicious. They are easy to make and are just the right size for a small snack.

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    barb July 20, 2018 (4:19 pm)

    Great recipe!!!! Quick and easy to make.

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