Pesto chicken pitta - Women's Running

Pesto chicken pitta

Author: Women's Running Magazine

Read Time:   |  October 26, 2016

Pesto Chicken Pitta

If you’re craving a tasty and nutritious post-run meal, look no further than this protein-packed pitta!

Wholegrain pitta provides plenty of fibre plus carbs to refuel after your workout. Along with protein, chicken contains selenium, a trace element that helps protect muscles from the free-radical damage that can occur during exercise, and B vitamins, important for energy production. Add plenty of spinach to provide additional antioxidants, vitamin C and magnesium to support muscle recovery.


  • 100g cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1tbsp pesto
  • 1 wholegrain or seeded pitta
  • 1 roasted red pepper (from a jar), cut into strips
  • Few slices of cucumber
  • Handful of chopped romaine lettuce


  1. Mix together the chicken and pesto. Split the pitta and stuff with the chicken, red pepper and spinach.
Per serving:

423kcal, protein 41.8g, carbohydrates 44.8g, sugars 8.1g, fat 8.2g, saturates 0.9g

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