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Southwest Chicken Pockets Recipe

Southwest Chicken Pockets Recipe

Black beans, convenient chicken strips and chilies star in a feisty new role in these loaded pockets. Eat ’em out of hand (or with a fork if you feel civilized)! Serve a little salsa on the side for an extra burst of flavor. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 package (9 ounces) ready-to-serve roasted chicken breast strips
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, divided
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Remove from the heat; stir in the chicken, beans, tomato and 1/4 cup chilies.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll puff pastry into a 14-in. square. Cut into four squares. Spoon chicken mixture into the center of each square; sprinkle with cheese.
  • 3. Brush egg over edges. Fold dough over filling, forming a triangle; pinch seams to seal. Transfer to a greased baking sheet and brush with remaining egg. Bake at 400° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sour cream and remaining chilies. Serve with pockets. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pocket with 2 tablespoon sauce equals 600 calories, 28 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 88 mg cholesterol, 880 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.