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Sweet and Savory Chicken Pocket Sandwich Recipe


I remember the first bite that I ever had of a pita pocket sandwich. Hiking in the bright sun near Boulder, Colorado, my sister pulled this strange looking little sandwich out of the bag. The air was crisp, and oh, that sandwich! It was about the most exotic thing that I had ever eaten. That was 40-years-ago. Yeasty bread, filled with fresh veggies and hummus, it was a food of wonder. Today, pita pockets have become commonplace, even in Kansas. Orowheat has produced its own version of the pita. I tried it in this week's recipe.

The Orowheat Pocket Thin Flatbread is surprisingly tasty for a mass produced pocket flatbread. One serving is half of a flatbread and weighs in at 100 calories. Fifteen of those calories are from fat. While the Orowheat Pocket Thin has 20 grams of carbohydrate, dietary fiber makes up 5 grams of those carbs. That is just 15 grams of net carb. This makes the Orowheat Pocket Thin compare favorably to one slice of bread.

Where does all of that goodness come from? The package says that they are made from eight grains. These include wheat flour, cracked wheat, barley, rye, brown rice, millet, corn grits, oats, and triticale. Soy flour is not a grain, but there is some in these pockets. They are also sprinkled with flax seeds. While you will get fiber from the grains, Orowheat adds in cellulose powder and cellulose gum. There are other commercial ingredients that my local bakery pocket breads donít usually show as ingredients on the package. These are things like monoglycerides, xanthan gum, and lecithin. While these additions probably help extend the shelf life, they go in the minus column when evaluating this food. On the plus side, I like the tasty grains. Overall, the Orowheat Pocket Thins taste good and worked well with my recipe.

Sweet and Savory Chicken Pocket Sandwich Recipe
Makes 2-3 half sandwiches

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon pear infused balsamic vinegar (I used Alessi brand.)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons organic blue agave (I used Wholesome brand.)
2 tablespoons mayonnaise (I used Hellmanís.)
1/8 teaspoon powdered rosemary
2 tablespoons of coarsely grated apple (You may also use pear or red seedless grapes.)
2 tablespoons of coarsely grated English cucumber (If you use a regular cucumber, just grate the solid part of the cuke. Do not use the watery center.)
2 tablespoons of coarsely grated celery
1 cup finely chopped rotisserie chicken
Red butter type lettuce leaves-washed and dried
Pocket bread

Method:

In a medium bowl, mix the balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, blue agave nectar, mayonnaise, and rosemary. Add the apple, cucumber, celery, and chicken. The grated fruit and vegetables add moisture to the mix and reduce the amount of mayonnaise that is needed in the recipe. Stir to mix completely. Refrigerate for an hour to give the flavors a chance to blend.

Wash and dry the lettuce leaves and place on a plate in the refrigerator until you are ready to use them. Cut or tear the pocket bread in half along the scored line. Open it carefully by prying inside gently with your fingers. You should have a little half-round pocket.

Before filling the bread, put the bread in the toaster and heat it for about a minute. Carefully pry it open and let the steam escape. Cover the pocket bottom inside with the lettuce leaves. Spoon ľ to 1/3 cup of chicken salad on top of the lettuce leaves. Serve immediately with your choice of side dishes.

This pocket sandwich pairs well with:

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Spinach Mushroom Creamy Soup Recipe

I think that it is hard for commercially mass produced bread to compete with freshly baked bread from your home oven or your local bakery. However, these Orowheat Pocket Thins tickled my taste buds enough to make me want to buy them again. What do you think? Would you buy this product? What goodness would you fill it with? Let us know in the BellaOnline Sandwiches Forum.

When I mention products by brand name, these are the ones that I use. I have not received free products from the manufacturers, nor have I been paid to mention the products by name.

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