Chickety-Chick Pita Pockets

“Created for RSC Lucky #13: Shredded chicken & mashed chickpeas are the base for this super easy filling for pita pockets. Packed with good health & disguised as good flavor, the kids will never know it contains one of the healthiest foods on the planet! Can be eaten hot or cold & is great for brown bag lunches. Note: Prep time includes cooking the chicken. Cook time is for heating sandwiches, if desired.”
READY IN:
34mins
SERVES:
4-6
YIELD:
4-6 sandwiches
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Lay chicken breasts in a single layer in a baking dish big enough to not have to overlap them. Pour in the broth, wine and then enough water to cover the chicken. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes or more, until juices run clear and no pink remains in the middle.
  3. While chicken is cooking, mash garbanzo beans In a medium bowl with a fork and then stir in the next 11 ingredients. Mix well.
  4. When chicken is cooked, shred it with two forks into bite-sized pieces and stir into bean mixture.
  5. Start adding tomato sauce in 1-2 ounce increments, mixing well until you have a consistency that holds everything together and is not soupy. You may not need all of the tomato sauce, depending on the size of chicken breasts you are using.
  6. Warm the pita bread per package directions or if they're homemade they're still warm from the oven, and then slice each pita pocket either in half or just across the top, about an inch down, and gently open them up. Stuff with the chicken and chickpea filling.
  7. Serve immediately or bake them on a cookie sheet for about 3-4 minutes at 350 degrees or microwave them for about 20-30 seconds. The filling is also great cold and the sandwich can be packed as a brown bag lunch. Adding some fresh lettuce leaves to the pocket after heating will provide a nice crunch.

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