Wendy's Chicken Caesar Fresh Stuffed Pita copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
Zoom image

Wendy's Chicken Caesar Fresh Stuffed Pita

Score: 5.00. Votes: 4
In stock (1 item available)
  • $0.00

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.

This recipe is available in

Get This

  • 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
  • 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
  • Do This
    • Restaurant/Brand
    • 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.

Average rating:

Score: 5.00. Votes: 4
Rating of votes (4)
4 customers
0 customers
0 customers
0 customers
0 customers
Jul 30, 2007, 22:00

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

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.

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

What's Hot
Drop items here to shop
Product has been added to <a href="?target=cart">your cart</a>