Camp Beckwith’s Grilled Chicken Pitas

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins

Kids at Camp Beckwith in Fairhope, Ala., enjoy this salad piled into pita pockets.


1-- (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans or chickpeas
2tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
3cloves garlic
1/4teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon Pepper, paprika and cayenne pepper
1/4cup fresh lemon juice
1/4cup extra-virgin olive oil
Grilled Chicken:
2pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into strips)
1/4teaspoon salt
1/8teaspoon Coarsely ground black pepper
1tablespoon olive oil
2tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2tablespoon garlic, minced
1tablespoon parsley, chopped
1tablespoon basil, julienned
8-- pita pockets
Greek Salad:
1medium tomato, diced
1small bell pepper, diced
1/2small red onion, diced
1small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
1tablespoon chopped parsley
1tablespoon basil, julienned
1tablespoon chopped oregano
1/4cup red wine vinegar
2tablespoons olive oil
3/4cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. To prepare hummus, combine beans, tahini, garlic, spices and lemon juice in a blender or food processor. Process until combined. Slowly add olive oil and process until blended. Add more lemon juice or spices if desired.
  2. To prepare chicken, sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Combine remaining ingredients (except pitas) in a bowl. Add chicken. Let stand 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high. Place chicken on grill rack and cook, basting with marinade, until centers of chicken strips are no longer pink.
  4. To prepare salad, combine all ingredients and mix well until cheese crumbles begin to break down slightly.
  5. Warm pita bread on the grill until edges begin to brown. Serve chicken strips, hummus and salad with warm pita bread.

Recipe courtesy of Camp Beckwith, Fairhope, Ala.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 540
  • Glycemic Load 18
  • Fat 21g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 11g
  • Cholesterol 75mg
  • Sodium 860mg
  • Potassium 520mg
  • Carbohydrate 51g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 34g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 15%
  • Vitamin C 40%
  • Calcium 15%
  • Iron 20%