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Italian Chicken Pockets Recipe

Italian Chicken Pockets Recipe

"My sister-in-law prepared these hearty sandwiches that are filled with chicken, mushrooms and pepperoni," writes Tricia Buss of Telford, Pennsylvania. "My husband loved them so much, he insisted I ask for the recipe."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 3 pita breads (6 inches), halved and warmed
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook chicken over medium heat in oil until no longer pink. Add green pepper and mushrooms; cook until tender, stirring occasionally. Add pepperoni and spaghetti sauce; heat through.
  • 2. Spoon into pita bread halves. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 304 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 700 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.