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Tender Chicken Pockets Recipe

Tender Chicken Pockets Recipe

"I wanted to make weekend lunches more interesting, so I created this recipe that's now a favorite of ours," jots Beth Woodard in Jamestown, North Carolina. "Try it with a fruit salad on the side."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons mayonnaise, optional
  • 4 whole wheat pita pocket halves
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Dash salt and pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chicken, water and bouillon. Cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
  • 2. Spread mustard and mayonnaise if desired on the inside of each pita half. Fill with lettuce, cucumber, chicken and cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

2 pita halves (prepared with reduced-sodium bouillon and reduced-fat cheese; calculated without mayonnaise) equals 396 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 984 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 37 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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