Chicken Caesar pita sandwiches

Dietician's Tip

Instead of using canned chicken, you can substitute roasted chicken breast (boneless, skinless), which has about a third less sodium.


  • 1 can (5 ounces) chunky white meat chicken packed in water, drained
  • 3/4 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 Roma tomato, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fat-free Caesar dressing
  • 1 whole-wheat pita


In a small bowl, add the chicken, lettuce, tomato, Parmesan cheese and Caesar dressing. Toss to mix evenly. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Cut the pita in half. Fill each half with the chicken mixture. Serve immediately.

Serving Information

Serves 2

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 274
Total carbohydrate: 27 g
Cholesterol: 65 mg
Dietary fiber: 4 g
Monounsaturated fat: 2 g
Protein: 28 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Serving size: 1 pita half
Sodium: 622 mg
Total fat: 6 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Grains and grain products: 1
Meats, poultry and fish: 2
Vegetables: 1

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Meat and meat substitutes: 2
Nonstarchy vegetables: 1
Starches: 1 1/2

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Carbohydrates: 1
Protein and dairy: 1
Vegetables: 1

Last Updated Feb 7, 2019

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