Tender Chicken Pockets Recipe

Tender Chicken Pockets Recipe
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Tender Chicken Pockets Recipe

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

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
  • 2 whole wheat pita breads (6 inches), halved
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Dash salt and pepper

Directions

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chicken, water and bouillon. Cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until chicken juices run clear; drain.
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 with an 850-watt microwave.
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Tender Chicken Pockets in Cooking for 2 Spring 2008, p37

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 396 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 984mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 37g protein.

  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons mayonnaise, optional
  • 2 whole wheat pita breads (6 inches), halved
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Dash salt and pepper
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chicken, water and bouillon. Cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until chicken juices run clear; drain.
  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 with an 850-watt microwave.
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Tender Chicken Pockets in Cooking for 2 Spring 2008, p37

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