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Wendy's Chicken Caesar Fresh Stuffed Pita

By Todd Wilbur


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Early in 1997 Wendy's introduced its selection of cold "Fresh Stuffed" pita sandwiches—a nice change of pace from the typical fast food fare. Basically what you're getting is a small salad wrapped in a warm pita bread. You might be saying to yourself "That doesn't sound like much for 3 bucks!" Then I would say, "Perhaps, but what if you could make a clone yourself for a mere fraction of that?" You would say, "Cool, man! Lay it on me." And then I would say, "Here you go."

Source: Even More Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

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Dressing
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry, unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely minced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • Pinch dried parsley
  • Pinch dried oregano
  • Pinch dried thyme
  • Pinch dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon grated Romano cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons egg substitute
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  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 6 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 cup carrot, shredded
  • 4 pita breads
  • 4 teaspoons shredded, fresh Parmesan cheese
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    • Restaurant/Brand
      Wendy's
    • Instructions

      1. Make the dressing by first dissolving the gelatin in the water. Heat the mixture in the microwave on high for two minutes or until it begins to boil rapidly. Add the vinegar, then whisk while adding the oil. Add bell pepper, salt, garlic powder, Worcestershire, black pepper, parsley, oregano, thyme and basil. Let the dressing cool for about 15 minutes before adding the cheeses and egg substitute. Whisk until slightly thicker, then chill. Overnight refrigeration makes the dressing thicker.

      2. Preheat a barbecue or indoor grill to medium heat. Salt and pepper the chicken, then grill it for 5 minutes per side, or until done. Remove the chicken from the grill and dice it.

      3. While the chicken cooks, prepare the salad by combining the romaine lettuce, red cabbage and shredded carrot in a large bowl and toss.

      4. Prepare the sandwiches by first microwaving each pita for 20 seconds.

      5. Fold each pita in half like a taco, then add 1 to 1 1/2 cups of the romaine salad into the bread.

      6. Add about 1/3 cup of diced chicken on top of the salad in the pita.

      7. Pour about a tablespoon of dressing over each sandwich.

      8. Sprinkle about a teaspoon of shredded fresh Parmesan on top of each one and serve.

      Serves 4.

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kelly
Jul 30, 2007, 22:00

This is really good! I used to work at Wendy's and I love them! :)

SomeKindaWonderful
Apr 16, 2007, 22:00

My husband loved these at Wendy's and was happy to see I found the clone recipe, and he realy enjoyed it.