Pita Pockets filled with Smoked Chicken
How To Make Almond and Chicken Pita Pockets Appetizers

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I created this recipe pita pockets filled with smoked chicken, a great lunch idea for a crowd, put them on a party tray. My friend Debbie Arrett makes this recipe using mini pita pockets for appetizers. See more of my easy Gourmet Appetizer Recipes

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Almond & Chicken Pita Pockets Party Tray Appetizer
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Recipe Type: pita pockets, chicken, vegetables, almonds

Prep Time: 35 min
Total Time: 35 min
Serves: 12


8 ounces chicken breast, boneless, skinless
salt and pepper
a few drops Liquid Smoke
1 tablespoon butter
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
4 tablespoon green onion, thinly sliced
1/3 cup red bell pepper, chopped finely
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
Zest from one lemon
3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black peppercorns
salt, to taste
1 (6) packet pita pockets
3 cups Arugula or Romaine lettuce sliced 1/4-inch
2 tablespoons almonds, chopped and toasted
Lettuce leaves for garnish


Sprinkle chicken with liquid smoke and sauté in a small skillet over med-hi heat with butter until completely cooked; add salt and pepper, finely dice the chicken and combine in a small bowl with chopped celery, green onion and red bell peppers. Stir in mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, pepper and salt.

Cut pita pockets in half horizontally then cut a very thin slice from the bottom of each one to sit upright. Fill pockets with sliced arugula or romaine lettuce and the smoked chicken mixture; top with toasted almonds and serve on a party tray over a bed of lettuce leaves if desired.

Wine recommendation: Pinot Gris; Chardonnay

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