Catch a “falling” chicken… put it in your “pocket”

31 Mar

save it for a rainy day.. because all us have a day like that sometimes – tired, no time, you have to cook supper, but you have no idea and you dont even know where to start. Start with the recipe in your “imaginary pocket” and make some chicken pockets šŸ™‚

I thought of this last night, because Conan made supper, becauseĀ this eager beaver went to the gym.. returning in pain..Ā AGAIN. SoĀ I noticed he purchased little coriander & garlic pita pocket breads… naturally I have to use themĀ tonight.Ā  So cute don’t you think.. pocket breads šŸ™‚

Literally, I suppose if you wrap them in foil, they will fit perfectly into your pocket and it really is saving for a rainy day, when you need to take lunch to work, unless it is all finished in one evening, which happens almost every night in our household.

This is a recipe that really is easy, believe me, especially if I thought it up trying to think of no effort tonight ;-p

Feeling the effects of a slight flu today, I want to cook something tasty, AND different, because there is a certain someone that says he is so spoiled, he doesn’t know what to answer when I ask him what he feels like for supper. His usual answer : ” I dont know, I’ve had everything, I dont feel like anything” . SO – in a way, thisĀ isĀ Ā motivation really… I have to think of something different to make everytime… until Conan, big man of the household yearns for his favourite dishes again and I can rely on my memory.

Well… that day is not today, so for everyone that has a rainy day – today or any other day when you need inspiration, or you have to make something quick… take this chicken recipe from your “pocket”

Mediteranean chicken pockets

2Ā  1/2Ā  tablespoons of houmousĀ  per pita/ naan bread

2 avo’s cut into bite sized pieces

2 handfuls of broccoli, steamed

1 cup of roasted peppers

1/2 hanful of feta cheese per pocketĀ 

1 teaspoon of crushed garlic

1 teaspoon of chicken spice

salt & pepper for seasoning

2 handfuls of mushrooms, roughly chopped

1 red onion /Ā brown onion, roughly chopped

1/2 cup of sundried tomatoes, roughly chopped

1 teaspoon of fresh mint, finely chopped

1 pack of chicken breast fillets, cut into bite sized pieces

Ā 1 handful of watercress

Garlic & Coriander Naan/ Pita breads or plain pita breads

Olive oil for drizzling

Add your olive oil and garlic to a heated pan. Add your onions and fry gently for 10 minutes. While this is frying, preaheat your oven to 160 C . Place your pita breads in the oven to warm… but keep an eye om them, they can burn easily.

Now, after the onions have cooked for 10 minutes, add your mushrooms to the pan and fy for about 7 minutes. Add your chicken and chicken spice. Cook the chicken until almost done, and add your sundried tomatoes and mix through. Now add the roasted peppers and the broccoli and mix through gently. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cut your pita pockets open halfway, allowing enough space to place your filling inside.

Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil.

TakeĀ half of theĀ houmous andĀ put it in the pita.

Now, add your filling – chicken, mushrooms andĀ onion.

TakeĀ theĀ other half of the humus and layer it over the chicken filling.

Top off with the avo, watercress, feta and some of the mint.Ā Season with black pepper and salt.

You can serve it with a plain and simple side salad.Ā How quick was that… and almost no washing upĀ  šŸ™‚

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2 Responses to “Catch a “falling” chicken… put it in your “pocket””

  1. conradsword March 31, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    Reblogged this on ConradsWord and commented:
    mmmm yum

    Like

  2. dreamalittledreamalot April 2, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    Sound delicious and healthy!

    Like

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