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Peanut Chicken Pockets

“A friend gave me this delicious recipe years ago, and it’s a hit every time I serve it. The crunchy ingredients are as pleasing to the eye as to the palate.” —Esther Davis, Chelan, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 pita breads (6 inches), halved
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 8 tomato slices


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. Line pita halves with lettuce leaves and tomato slices. Spoon chicken mixture into pitas.
Nutrition Facts
2 piece: 474 calories, 22g fat (4g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 669mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.

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  • tootgirl
    Jul 29, 2010

    I LOVE this chicken salad. This will forever replace my usual recipe. My local store doesn't carry bean sprouts so I had to do without. I don't care for peanuts that much and had to use the honey roasted kind but they were excellent in this salad. It's also great just on plain bread.

  • yooperwannabe
    Jun 25, 2010

    Within days of receiving my new S&D issue, I tried this recipe. I was a bit skeptical about the sprouts and peanuts (my husband isn't a big fan of either), but I tried it anyway. I'm so glad that I did. My husband raved about it and even my 7 yr. old son liked it. It has a nice, subtle Asian taste to it that I'll try to accentuate more next time I make it by using a homemade soy sauce/ginger/mayo combo that I have left over from a different dish.

  • DebAnderson1
    Jun 8, 2010

    My husband Loved this!!! He gave it two thumbs up and a definite "Do over". Exellent recipe. We used thin sandwich buns (no pita bread in my rural area) and also added bean sprouts to the mix