Chicken and Portobello Mushrooms in a Pita

  • serves 4
Christine Cushing
Christine Cushing

This is a great casual lunch or supper for entertaining or a picnic since everything can be made ahead. You can substitute tortilla bread for the pita and wrap the sandwich instead of a pita pocket.

10 Ratings
Directions for: Chicken and Portobello Mushrooms in a Pita


Portobello Mushrooms

1 Tbsp olive oil (15 ml)

1 small Vidalia or Spanish onion, chopped (about 1 cup)

2 large Portobello mushrooms, diced (about 2 1/2 to 3 cups)

1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme (15 ml)

1 to 2 tsp. chopped fresh tarragon (5 ml to 10 ml)

¼ cup dry white wine (60 ml)

Coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste


1 clove garlic, chopped

2 Tbsp soy sauce (30 ml)

1 tsp Dijon mustard (5 ml)

juice of lime

1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme (15 ml)

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (each about 6-ounces/170 grams)

Coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper

1 ½ Tbsp olive oil (22 ml)

4 Middle Eastern style pitas

1 tomato, sliced (optional)


Portobello Mushrooms

1. Add olive oil to a medium sauté pan over medium high heat. Saute onions until soft, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add mushrooms, thyme and tarragon and white wine. Reduce heat to low. Stirring frequently, simmer uncovered until all the moisture has evaporated, about 20 minutes. Season confit with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside to cool.


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Add garlic, soy sauce, lime juice, thyme and mustard into a bowl. Stir to combine. Add the chicken and rub with soy mixture. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

3. Heat oil in a medium skillet over high heat. When oil is hot, sear chicken on each side until evenly browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a baking pan and finish cooking in the oven until chicken is just cooked through, about 7 to 9 minutes. Set aside and let cool to room temperature. Slice chicken diagonally into three or four pieces.

4. Cut pitas and serve chicken in pita pockets with slices of tomatoes and the mushroom confit.

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