Chicken Waldorf Pita

Published on Nov 3, 2013
Updated on Nov 16, 2018

Chicken Waldorf Pita // This Chicken Waldorf Pita is low-calorie, quick to make, and will keep you full! | Tried and TastyI’m always looking for ideas of meals that are low calorie, filling, quick, and tasty for lunch. Because my time is usually limited on my lunch hour something simple is a top priority. This pita filling is great. Because I’ve been counting my calories, meals that are around 300 calories are exactly what I need to stay within my daily calorie goal. My friend introduced this to me several months ago and I’ve been meaning to try it ever since. I finally got around to it and now I’m wondering what in the world took me so long? One bite in and I was hooked.  This would be great to prepare at the beginning of the week and have ready throughout the week as you need it. Great grab-n-go lunch!

Chicken Waldorf Pita // This Chicken Waldorf Pita is low-calorie, quick to make, and will keep you full! | Tried and Tasty

Chicken Waldorf

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Waldorf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 287 kcal
Author: Yvonne

This Chicken Waldorf Pita would be great for lunch or even a light dinner!



  • 4 4 oz. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 med celery stalks finely diced
  • 1/2 med red onion finely diced
  • 1 granny smith apple diced
  • 2 tbsp. cilantro
  • 1 c. plain greek yogurt
  • 3 whole wheat pita pockets


  1. In a large pan on medium-high, cook chicken until white and no longer pink (you can also grill your meat, which is what I chose to do). Once cooked and cooled, cut in to 1/2 in. cubes.
  2. Mix together chicken, diced celery, onion, and apple, along with cilantro and yogurt. Chill 15-30 minutes or until ready to serve. Scoop chicken salad mixture into pita pocket halves and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
You don't have to use chicken thighs, you can of course use chicken breasts as well. I prefer the thighs because I have found them to be juicier and more flavorful.

Adapted from My friend, Jewels J.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Waldorf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 235mg10%
Potassium 349mg10%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 465IU9%
Vitamin C 3.8mg5%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Chicken Waldorf Pita // This Chicken Waldorf Pita is low-calorie, quick to make, and will keep you full! | Tried and Tasty
We LOVE the Kangaroo Pocket Bread (in the whole wheat w/honey). They are perfect for lots of things. Most often, we use them for personal pita pizzas, more recently I’ve been using them for my favorite breakfast: stuffed with scrambled eggs, a slice of deli meat and some cheese. They are great not only because they are whole wheat, but also because they are only 90 calories for 1/2 a pita. I’ve found them at WalMart as well as our Target Super Store.  Hopefully you can find them near you!

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