Southwest Chicken Pockets Recipe
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sour cream and remaining chilies. Serve with pockets. Yield: 4 servings.
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.
Reviews for Southwest Chicken Pockets(3)
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It does make a lot of filling as other reviewers said. But the filling is great with tortilla chips! I used some leftover smoked turkey instead of chicken. Also added some cumin. Sprinkled some cheese on each pocket after brushing with egg. Yumm-o! :)
Very good, and very easy. Agree with the previous review that this does make a lot of filling; I made twice the number of pockets the recipe calls for and still had filling left over. I used salsa instead of the tomato and it worked well.
Makes too much filling. You could double the number of pockets you make, or use the filling for nachos later.
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