Chicken and Chili Mayo Pita with crispy Potato Chips

Chicken & chilli-mayo pita with crispy potato chips

Pitas, Pitas, Pitas! Everybody loves pitas. I love doing chicken pita’s for lunch on a weekend. I have made a couple of different sauces before, and decided to go with the red chili mayo for this recipe.

Chicken and chili mayo pita

Ingredients

300g chicken, cubed
1 tbsp garlic butter
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped tomato
200g plain yoghurt
3/4 cup mayo
1 big red chili, sliced
1 tbsp milk

Method

Fry the chicken in garlic butter for 5 minutes, then add the boiling water and cook until the water has evaporated. Mix together the cucumber, onion, tomato and cooked chicken. Blend the milk, mayo, yoghurt and red chili in a blender until smooth and add to the chicken mixture. Mix well and fill your pita’s!

Crispy potato chips

Ingredients

3 medium sized potatoes
1 tsp paprika
1 tbsp olive oil

Method

Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Peel and thinly slice the potatoes. Mix together the paprika and olive oil and toss together with the sliced potatoes to cover evenly. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until crispy.

Bacon & Cherry Tomato Pasta

Bacon & cherry tomato pasta

Pasta is always a winner in our house and I love making this dish because it does not take a lot of effort to prepare.

Ingredients

15 ml olive oil
300 g streaky bacon, cubed
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 can tomato sauce
1 can tomato paste
1 can diced tomatoes
2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup red cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup small yellow tomatoes
1 handful of sweet basil leaves
6 cups cooked pasta
Parmesan cheese to serve

Method

Heat the olive oil in a pot and fry the bacon for 5 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and fry for another 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes and boiling water, stir well and allow to cook for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, add the red cherry tomatoes, small yellow tomatoes and basil leaves to the pot, stir well and allow to simmer for another 10 – 15 minutes. Serve over hot pasta with Parmesan.