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Chicken and Pear Pockets

Recipe Summary

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Number of servings: 4


    • 4 pita pockets, cut in halves
    • 1 medium pear, cored, halved, and thinly sliced
    • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
    • 8 slices of part-skim Swiss cheese
    • 3 chicken breast halves, cooked, cooled, and sliced
    • 2 tsp fat-free mayonnaise
    • 1 tsp Dijon-style mustard
    • 4 lettuce leaves
    • salt and black pepper to taste


Spread mayonnaise and mustard inside each pita half, and line with lettuce leaves.

Toss pear slices with lemon juice to prevent browning. Arrange pear slices and cheese in pita halves.

Season chicken with salt and pepper and arrange in sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Pear Pockets  
Serving Size 1 sandwich
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 140
% Daily Value (DV)* 
Total Fat16 g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 470mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates43 g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 42g  
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 60%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Diabetic Exchange**
Carbohydrates 2
Meat 5
Fruit 0
Vegetable 0
Milk 0
Fat 2
Other 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

Reproduced from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Used with permission.
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Recipes that are "low fat," "low calorie," low cholesterol," and/or "low sodium" conform to the relevant criteria from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.