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Southwestern Chicken PileUp

Nachos without the grease and guilt.

356 Calories, 38g Protein, 38g Carbohydrates, 6g Fat (1g saturated), 68mg Cholesterol, 8g Fiber, 489mg Sodium
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Yield: Serves 1


  • 1 tsp. salt-free Mexican or Southwest seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 small (1/4-pound) boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed of visible fat
  • 1 whole-wheat pita (6 1/2" diameter)
  • 2 Tbsp. hummus, preferably red-pepper flavor
  • 2 Tbsp. no-salt-added canned black beans, drained
  • Several red onion strips
  • Several red bell pepper strips
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped tomato
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. finely shredded Cabot 75% Light Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 tsp. guacamole or fat-free sour cream (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Preheat a grill to high heat.

  2. Sprinkle the seasoning and garlic powder evenly over the chicken. Place the chicken on the grill rack. Reduce the heat to medium. (If it is not possible to reduce the heat, cook the chicken away from direct heat.) Grill for 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until no longer pink and the juices run clear. Transfer to a cutting board and let stand for 5 minutes. Chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

  3. Meanwhile, place the pita on the grill rack. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until lightly toasted. Place the pita on a nonstick baking sheet. Spread evenly with the hummus. Top evenly in layers with the beans, the reserved chicken, onion, red pepper, tomato, cilantro, and cheese.

  4. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate. Slice into 4 wedges. Top each wedge with a teaspoon of guacamole or sour cream, if desired.

Source: Devin Alexander from the Biggest Loser Cookbook

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love this! what's great about this recipe is that you can take away and/or add things to it as well.

I used leftover cooked chicken seasoned with a zesty lime seasoning.


posted Sep 22nd, 2011 1:23 pm

Beth Granger


Great recipe! I'm not much of a "healthy" eater but this is delicious! Even my father-in-law, who does not like vegetables, really liked this. I call it Mexican Pizza, and no one even notices the hummus. :-)

posted Dec 18th, 2010 11:04 pm



My husband couldn't even detect the hummus. It is really a great dinner and easy.

posted Sep 1st, 2010 11:35 am


This is a fantastic recipe, don't be alarmed at first glance of using hummus. My husband is a very picky eater and requests this quite often, is easy and very satisfying.

posted Feb 19th, 2010 12:01 pm



I think i might you'se ground turkey I could cook it quickly, and go very carefully on what ever spices are called for till the Wright ( Heat ) is found. what is Hot to the wrighter may be blazing to me

posted Sep 2nd, 2009 2:37 pm


I am going to try this!

posted Jun 23rd, 2009 12:13 pm


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