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Mandarin Chicken Pockets

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 15 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Snappy dinner ready in 15 minutes! Enjoy these Asian-inspired chicken pockets with flavors of orange and almonds.

1
cup chopped cooked chicken
1
(11-oz.) can mandarin orange segments, well drained
1/2
cup chopped celery
1/4
cup sliced almonds, if desired
2
green onions, sliced
3
tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4
teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
3
(6-inch) pita (pocket) breads, cut in half
6
lettuce leaves

Steps

  • 1 In medium bowl, combine all ingredients except pita breads and lettuce leaves; mix well.
  • 2 Line each pita bread half with lettuce leaf; fill with 1/3 cup chicken mixture.
  • 1 In medium bowl, combine all ingredients except pita breads and lettuce leaves; mix well.
  • 2 Line each pita bread half with lettuce leaf; fill with 1/3 cup chicken mixture.

Expert Tips

Substitute one cup of halved seedless grapes for the mandarian orange segments.

Prepare the filling up to a day ahead and refrigerate it. Add the almonds and lettuce just before serving time to prevent them from getting soggy.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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