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Chicken Pita Taquitos

Dinner ready in 20 minutes! Enjoy this flavorful chicken and pita bread sandwiches – perfect for Mexican cuisine.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
package (8.25 oz) frozen fajita-style cooked chicken strips
1
small zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, sliced
1
small onion, sliced
1/2
medium green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1
cup frozen whole kernel corn (from 1-lb bag)
1
large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
1/2
jalapeño chile, seeded, finely chopped
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
4
whole wheat pita breads (6 inch), cut in half to form pockets

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Cook chicken as directed on package in microwave until juice of chicken is no longer pink when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini, onion and bell pepper; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in corn, tomato, chile pepper and cilantro. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender and mixture is thoroughly heated.
  • 3 Thinly slice cooked chicken; stir into vegetable mixture. Fill each pita bread half with about 2/3 cup chicken and vegetable mixture. Wrap 2 sandwiches together securely with foil; take with you for an on-the-go dinner.
  • 1 Cook chicken as directed on package in microwave until juice of chicken is no longer pink when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini, onion and bell pepper; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in corn, tomato, chile pepper and cilantro. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender and mixture is thoroughly heated.
  • 3 Thinly slice cooked chicken; stir into vegetable mixture. Fill each pita bread half with about 2/3 cup chicken and vegetable mixture. Wrap 2 sandwiches together securely with foil; take with you for an on-the-go dinner.

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"This is a really fun sandwich and is very easy to make with flavored chicken strips. If there are ingredients that our family doesn't like or I don't have on hand like the chili or the cilantro, I just leave them out." Susan

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
800mg
800%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.