If you’re looking for a simple, light, and great tasting meal, then you’re going to want to try this recipe I found when searching for new sandwiches.

What’s great about this recipe is how easy it is.  I always have chicken in the house and this uses skinless, boneless chicken that you can prepare ahead of time or when you’re ready to make your meal.  The recipe includes using tahini, which if you don’t know, is basically roasted sesame seeds.  You can find it in the stores or do what I do and make your own with sesame seeds. You just roast the seeds and than mix with olive oil, recipes can be found all over.

All the other ingredients are very basic and you probably already have them in your kitchen.  It’s a very quick meal, especially if you’ve already got the chicken prepared and these pita’s are so light and healthy.  You’re going to love this recipe for that hot summer day when you want something fresh yet filling.

Here’s what you need:

2 tablespoons tahini (roasted sesame seed paste)
2 tablespoons water
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, divided
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
3/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 small garlic clove, minced
2 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray
4 (3-ounce) whole-wheat pitas, cut in half
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
2 ounces bottled roasted red bell peppers, drained and thinly sliced

Thanks to Ruth Cousineau from Cooking Light by way of myrecipes.com for this fantastic sandwich. I try to make this about once a week, the whole family loves it, and I think yours will too! Be sure to head on over to My Recipes now for the full instructions. Enjoy!