Chicken Broccoli in Whole Wheat Pita Pockets

Chicken Broccoli in Whole Wheat Pita Pockets

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N.

 

 

Nutritional Information Per Serving: 208 calories, 18 grams protein, 4 grams of fat, 25 grams of CHO, 3 grams of fiber, 422 mg sodium.

 

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes

 

Serves: 6

 

Ingredients

  • 1 can (10 ¾ ounces) Campbell’s® Healthy Request® Condense Cream of Chicken Soup
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice (bottled or fresh)
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup cooked broccoli flowerets
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded (about ½ cup)
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey breast
  • 3 whole wheat pita breads (6-inch), cut in half, forming 2 pockets

 

Instructions

Heat all the ingredients in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat until the mixture is hot and bubbling. Spoon the chicken mixture into the pita pockets.

 

Shopping List

  • 1 can (10 ¾ ounces) Campbell’s® Healthy Request® Condense Cream of Chicken Soup
  • lemon juice
  • garlic powder
  • broccoli flowerets
  • 1 medium carrot
  • cooked chicken or turkey
  • whole wheat pita breads (6-inch)

 

Tip: This chicken mixture is also delicious served over hot baked potatoes.

 

Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N., is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition.  The former publisher of Kentuckiana HealthFitness Magazine, Kentuckiana Healthy Woman magazine and radio show host of Health News You Can Use, Barbara has over 30 years of experience in promoting healthy lifestyles to consumers.  Barbara worked as Nutrition Consultant to the Navy SEALs (8 years) and the University of Louisville Athletic Department (10 years). Barbara has private practice, DayByDay Nutrition, www.DayByDayNutrition.com, where she counsels clients on weight loss, cholesterol management, performance nutrition and an array of other medical issues.  Visit Barbara’s new website which is an on-line health & wellness magazine, www.KentuckianaHEALTHWellness.com. Barbara writes nutrition and health columns for www.LiveStrong.com as well as a weekly nutrition column for the Southeast Outlook. She also designs and presents employee wellness programs to small and large businesses. Barbara is a runner, cyclist, hiker and a mother and grandmother to 11 grandchildren.

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Chicken Broccoli in Whole Wheat Pita Pockets”

  1. Hi Barbara!

    Former student of your “Waist Watchers” class that was held at SECC this past winter aah snowy days & nights..sounds good NOW; but not THEN!

    This site is so informative and useful; just like your class. I am so glad EVERYONE has a chance to learn from you. You can be sure I’ll spread the word amongst the Life Bridge Support Groups!

    Thanks for all the work you do to keep us learning and staying healthy and healthier.

    Linda

    1. Just made this! It makes a lot. Soupier than I like, but still good. Next time will use less soup or find a way not to use the soup at all and do a “makeover” for the soup.

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