Chicken, Red Onion & Feta Pita Pizza

I’m doing less and less cooking on the stove or in the oven with summer being upon us (in a little south-facing apartment that we don’t want to run the A/C in all day).

When we were building our wedding registry we just happened to go for a toaster oven instead of a toaster and man has it been SO handy! You can also make this in a skillet with the lid on (definitely cooler than using the oven) which is how we used to make them in the back-country back in my canoe trip leading days.

I made this pizza with leftover grilled chicken but you could also just do cheese! We were out of tomato sauce so I made this as a white pizza but it would also be delicious with sauce!

Fueling notes:

  • 1 pizza has 40 g of carbs and 34 g of protein w/ chicken (24 g w/o)
  • Pre-workout: good choice if you have 2+ hours until your session
  • Post-workout: eat within 2 hours of your session
  • Consider pairing with fruit or another source of carbs for optimal fueling and recovery

The stuff

  • 1 pita (whole wheat are my fav)
  • Drizzle of oil or tomato sauce
  • ½ cup of shredded mozzarella 
  • 1/4 cup of cooked chicken breast, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons of feta cheese
  • Optional: garlic powder and red pepper flakes

The steps

  1. If you’ll be using an oven, preheat it to 350 degrees. You can also use a toaster oven or a skillet + lid
  2. Drizzle oil or spread the sauce on the pita then add the chicken first (to keep it moist) followed by mozzarella cheese, feta, and red onion
  3. Cook for around 10 minutes in the oven or toaster oven or for about 5 minutes on low heat in a covered skillet until the cheese is melted
  4. Enjoy your mini piece of joy!

Did you make it? I’d love to see how it turned out! Tag @climbingdietitian on instagram.

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Published by Chiara

I’m a rock climber and registered dietitian teaching fellow climbers to become the strongest and happiest versions of themselves with evidence-based fueling strategies and by making peace with food.

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