Chicken, Pear, and Cheese Naanwich

This simple, healthy, and tasty "naanwich" will keep you energized for your workouts

December 23, 2012
Chicken, Pear, and Cheese Naanwich

Chicken and cheese are considered high-quality sources of protein because they supply the essential amino acids your body cannot make on its own. There’s scientific evidence that eating high-quality proteins on a regular basis throughout the day is linked to a lower chance of accumulating fat in the abdominal area. Chicken also supplies vitamin b12, which allows your body to harness the energy from the fat and protein you eat. This “naanwich” is rich in carbohydrates, but most of them are the complex kind that allow for more constant blood-glucose concentrations.

INGREDIENTS (makes 2 servings):

2 tbsp low-sugar apricot preserves

1 tsp dijon mustard

1 piece (about 4.5 oz) whole-wheat naan

2 slices (about 2 oz) reduced-fat swiss cheese

4 oz sliced, cooked, boneless, skinless chicken breast, shredded

1/4 pear, peeled, sliced into 1/4-inch slices


In a small bowl, combine apricot preserves and mustard. Spread the 
naan with the apricot preserves mixture. Place one slice of the cheese on top of the apricot spread. On one of the narrow ends of the naan, layer the chicken, cheese, and fruit. Roll up, secure with toothpicks, slice, and serve.

NUTRITION FACTS (per serving): 398 calories, 14g protein, 33g carbs, 2g fiber, 6g fat, 2g saturated fat, 33mg cholesterol, 355mg sodium