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Spicy Chicken Pockets

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 filled pita half)
A (6-inch) whole wheat pita has 3 more grams of fiber than a plain pita, even though they both have about the same amount of carbohydrate. Because of the fiber, whole wheat pitas have a lower carbo rating than regular pitas.

Ingredients

  • 6 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons salt-free Creole seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 4 (6-inch) whole wheat pita bread rounds, cut in half crosswise
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 3/4 cup chopped cucumber
  • 3/4 cup chopped tomato

Nutrition Information

  • calories 217
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 4.2 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 23.8 g
  • carbohydrate 21.9 g
  • fiber 4.3 g
  • cholesterol 49 mg
  • iron 2.4 mg
  • sodium 230 mg
  • calcium 33 mg

How to Make It

  1. Rub both sides of chicken with Creole seasoning, and place in a large shallow dish. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

  2. Prepare grill.

  3. Brush both sides of chicken evenly with oil. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill, covered, 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.

  4. Place 1 lettuce leaf in each pita half. Layer onion and next 3 ingredients evenly into pita halves. Cut chicken into strips, and arrange evenly over vegetables. Serve warm.

  5. carbo rating: 18

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