Prep Time: 20 minsServings: 4
Similar to the Spanish empanada, this empana"pita" uses pita bread for the shell!


  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine beans, vegetables, chicken, cheese and seasonings in large bowl. Mix well.
  3. Cut pitas in half and open the pockets. Divide filling evenly between the four halves. 
  4. Place pitas on a nonstick baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes until the filling is hot, cheese melts and chicken is reheated.
  5. Serve.


Recipe courtesy of Keep the Beat™, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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