Spiced Chicken Pitas with Mango Salsa

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Serves: 5

The fresh, sweet mango salsa really brings the flavours of the aromatic spices together in this easy dish. It’s the perfect recipe to throw together on a busy weeknight. The longer the salsa sits, the better its flavours will come together.


1 lb (0.5 kg) extra lean ground chicken
1 tsp (5 mL) canola oil
1 red onion(s), minced
1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) salt
1 pinch salt
2 tsp (10 mL) cumin, ground
2 tsp (10 mL) curry powder
2 tsp (10 mL) ginger, ground
1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) cinnamon
1/2 cup (125 mL) plum sauce
5 whole wheat pita
2 mangoes, ripe, peeled and minced
1/4 cup (60 mL) cilantro, fresh
2 green onion(s), minced
1 tbsp (15 mL) lime juice, fresh


1 Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground chicken and minced red onion. Season with salt, spices and the plum sauce. Cook, stirring and breaking up the meat with the side of a spoon, until the chicken is fully cooked and most of the liquid has evaporated from the pan. Remove from heat and keep warm.
2 To make the salsa, finely mince the mango and the green onions and combine with fresh minced cilantro (coriander), lime juice and a pinch of salt. Taste and add more lime juice if it seems too sweet.
3 To serve, let diners assemble their own sandwiches by filling the halved pita with the chicken and salsa. Pita can be gently warmed in the oven or the microwave.