Peanut-Sauced Chicken Pitas

When it comes to lunch, I think I’m in a forever rut. I want/need healthy options, but there are only so many salads one can eat before you get totally sick of salads! And since having a second baby, my mornings have gotten seriously hectic. Between getting myself ready, getting the girls dressed, feeding the baby, and making breakfast for Maddie and my husband, I don’t have a lot of time for lunch prep before I realize how late I am running to get to work. Since returning to work, I’ve been buying lunch way too often which of course, is too expensive and not very healthy. I’m a big fan of chicken salads and I like these Peanut-Sauced Chicken Pitas because 1. I’m all about anything covered in peanut sauce and 2. These are really easy to make! If you want to have these pitas a few times in a week, you can also make a larger batch of the peanut sauce and keep extra of the chopped veggies in a container in the fridge.

While I love eating this in a pita, the chicken and peanut mixture would also be fabulous of a bed of greens or heck, just by itself with a fork!

Peanut-Sauced Chicken Pitas

Peanut-Sauced Chicken Pitas
Yield: serves 1

Peanut-Sauced Chicken Pitas

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

These easy peanut chicken pitas are made with fresh veggies and homemade peanut sauce - the perfect lunch!


  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken
  • 2 tablespoons diced red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons shredded carrot
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
  • 1 (6-inch) pita, cut in half


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, and the honey. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, stir together the chicken, bell pepper, cilantro, carrot, and the peanuts. Stir in the peanut sauce until well-combined. Spoon the mixture into the pita bread and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 pita half

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 620mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 4gProtein: 21g

Peanut-Sauced Chicken Pitas

Check out these other great chicken salad lunch ideas too!
Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
Greek Chicken Salad
Low-Fat Chicken Salad