Keeping dinner fun with these quick and easy Rosemary Chicken and Avocado Bacon Pitas with Honey Feta Sauce. Flavorful rosemary lemon chicken stuffed inside fresh pitas with all the “extras”….delicious salty creamy feta sauce, chunks of avocado, and crispy bacon. This loaded pita is SO GOOD and makes for a fun, delicious, and different weeknight dinner. Serve each pita with homemade fries for a meal that everyone will truly love. Perfect for the warmer months ahead.

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I’m not sure if you guys remember me saying this. But I actually avoid sharing sandwich recipes – for the sole reason that I hate photographing them.

I think more than anything, it’s a fear I’ve put into my head. I convinced myself that I can’t take a delicious-looking photo of a sandwich. But recently I’ve been pushing past my fears and embracing fun sandwiches like these pitas.

Why? Well, for two reasons. First and foremost, I get bored really, really quickly. And when it comes to recipes, if things are feeling boring, I have to switch them up. So, these sandwiches are a switch-up. Especially seeing as I have only a small handful of sandwiches in our recipe archives.

Second, I realized that my mind is what’s been holding me back from all the delicious sandwiches out there. And let’s be real, there are some truly DELICIOUS sandwiches to be made. So here we are…stuffed pitas, a new favorite!

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The idea…

These sandwiches started out totally different. As I was making them I just kept changing things here and there based on what was sounding best in my mind. Clearly, my brain works in odd ways.

So at first, these started out a little more…Plain Jane I would say. But then things like avocado and bacon were added. I ended up finishing with this fun, quick, and easy pita combo.

And it’s just about perfect. Simple ingredients, GOOD flavors, and just the right amount of textures with double the amounts of sauce.

And while I did actually struggle with the photos a bit, I figured them out and ended up loving every last detail of these quick chicken pitas.

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Here’s the quick and simple process…

Start with the chicken. It’s tossed up with a mix of fresh rosemary, paprika, chili powder, and lemon. Not a lot of ingredients, but when using a potent herb like rosemary, I don’t like to use competing flavors. So although it may seem simple, trust me, the flavor is all there.

I like to roast the chicken, but you could easily grill and shred it too – especially if the weather is nice. That would be delicious!

While the chicken is cooking, I like to make the creamy feta sauce. And you guys…this sauce is the secret extra special touch to these pitas. It’s just feta cheese whipped together with lemon and honey until it gets nice and creamy. I LOVE the salty feta with the sweet honey, it has to be one of my favorite flavor combinations.

I spoon the feta sauce into a bowl, then top with a lite drizzle of olive oil (or you could do more honey too). Then add fresh tender herbs like dill and basil, and chili flakes to offset that sweetness.

SO DELICIOUS. Sorry for the caps, but I’m kind of into showing my excitement for these today!

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Finish them up…

So the rest is really just stuffing each pita with all the ingredients. I start with the feta, then add shredded romaine, avocado, bacon, and tomato. Add the chicken, then more lettuce, avocado, and bacon. Finish with even more of that feta sauce and lots of fresh herbs. I’m obsessed with herbs as we are entering into herb season. They always add such a delicious and fresh finish to recipes!

Part of the reason I made these is because my brother Creighton is currently here in Colorado. Stuffed pitas are his favorite, so I knew he’d be excited over these. And trust me, he was! So much so that I think I’m going to do some lamb stuffed pitas today. Creighton keeps telling me that I really need to start cooking with lamb.

But for now, we’ve got these delicious chicken pitas. Herby rosemary chicken, salty-sweet feta, and crispy bacon…one of the best combinations of flavor. Beyond good and great for the warmer months ahead, since this is basically just a yummy chicken salad stuffed pita!!

Rosemary Chicken and Avocado Bacon Pitas with Honey Feta Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other fun spring and summer sandwiches, try these:

Antipasto Mozzarella Sandwich with Lemony Basil Pesto

Artichoke and Broccoli Pesto Brie Panini with Thyme Honey

Everything Cheddar Tomato Bacon Grilled Cheese

Garlic Naan Grilled Cheese

Lastly, if you make these Rosemary Chicken and Avocado Bacon Pitas with Honey Feta Sauce be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Rosemary Chicken and Avocado Bacon Pitas with Honey Feta Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 4 pitas
Calories Per Serving: 498 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless, chicken breasts (or thighs) cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely, chopped or grated
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary (or 2 teaspoons dried)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 lemon wedges (quartered), plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 4 slices cooked thick cut bacon, crumbled
  • 4 fresh naan or pitas, warmed
  • lettuce and tomatoes, for serving

Honey'd Feta Sauce

  • 6 ounces feta cheese
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh tender herbs, such as dill, basil, or parsley

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 425° F.
    2. On a baking sheet, toss together the chicken, olive oil, shallot, garlic, rosemary, paprika, chili powder, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Add the lemon wedges. Bake 15 minutes, toss and bake another 5-10 minutes, or until cooked through. Switch the oven to broil. Broil 1-2 minutes, until the chicken chars on the edge. *Watch closely!
    3. Meanwhile, make the feta sauce. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Season to taste with chili flakes, then top with mixed herbs and a drizzle of oil.
    4. To assemble, stuff/spread each pita with feta, then add lettuce and tomatoes. Add the chicken, avocado, and bacon. Drizzle over more feta and additional herbs.

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  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! This was a huge hit in my house and will definitely be in my regular rotation. Thank you for another amazing recipe Tieghan! You are very talented and I so enjoy cooking your beautiful meals!

    1. Hey Megan,
      Happy Friday! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! xxTieghan

    1. Hey Reba,
      Love to hear this! Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe was OUTSTANDING. Before I even put the chicken in the oven, it smelled AMAZING with the fresh rosemary, shallots, garlic, and lemon all together on the pan – I knew right then it was going to be a winner. Everything turned out delicious and flavorful. The sauce was the real MVP, though. It was unlike anything I’d had, and so, so delicious. The combination of the feta, honey, and fresh herbs was everything. I love every HBH recipe, but this may have been my favorite yet! Can’t wait to have the leftovers for lunch!

    1. Hey Tara,
      Love to hear this! Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! xTieghan

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