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Pita Pocket Chicken Salad Recipe

Pita Pocket Chicken Salad Recipe

We wanted something cool for lunch one summer day, so I tossed together whatever I had in the refrigerator. This wonderful salad was the result. Guests enjoy the sweet grapes, tender chicken and crunchy almonds...and the always ask for the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1-1/2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup poppy seed salad dressing
  • 6 pita pocket halves
  • Leaf lettuce, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, grapes, cucumber, almonds and mozzarella cheese. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Line pita breads with lettuce if desired; fill with chicken salad. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 492 calories, 21 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 549 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.