With summer BBQ’s and gatherings over bonfires, there are some treats that you just can’t escape, nor would you want to. For me the list contains s’mores, guacamole, burgers and chicken wing dip. I know I’ve written about chicken wing dip before because I make it at other times of the year for a bunch of different kinds of parties. The last time I made it was for the Superbowl and it was just as much of a success as it was when I made it for Thanksmas.

However, this time around I really wanted to make a version that I didn’t feel guilty eating. This isn’t something that I eat often, but even still, I know the ingredients and they’re not all things I typically consume.

We had been invited to a pre-4th of July BBQ and knowing this crowd, I knew what kind of food to expect (I may have had a few too many cupcakes), so I figured I could leave some extra wiggle room with some on the fly modifications the foods I was bringing to the party for myself. I made my regular batch of dip for everyone else, and had brought the recipe below for myself.

What You’ll Need:

  • Joseph’s flax and oat pita
  • 60g of fat free cream cheese
  • 3 teaspoons of Frank’s Red Hot
  • 4 ounces of chicken
  • 1/2 tablespoons of Rosemary and Sundried Tomato seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Mexican blend cheese

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degreees.
  2. Spray baking sheet and lay out chicken evenly apart, bake for 7 minutes or until cooked.
  3. While chicken is baking, in a bowl soften 60g or 4 tablespoons of fat free cream cheese.
  4. Add Frank’s Red Hot to cream cheese. Set aside.
  5. While chicken is still hot, tear apart into bite size pieces, add to cream cheese mixture.
  6. Stir in Rosemary and Sundried Tomato seasoning thoroughly – nothing worse than a full bit of spice!
  7. Stir in shredded cheese. Set aside.
  8. Take your pita and open the pocket.
  9. Stuff chicken and cheese mixture into the pita. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet until outside is crispy.

This recipe serves one and it’s super filling. I had it as an in between meal while we were chatting and playing yard games. It could be served for lunch or dinner because the portion is enough to keep you content. You could also serve with pita chips if you wanted a little more carbs to the meal.

Macros and nutritional information:

Fat: 12g

Carbs: 21g

Fiber: 4g

Sugar: 6g

Protein: 48g

Macros will vary as you change ingredients and portions.

Filling before baking!

 

❤ Cristina

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