Indian Chicken Salad Pockets

Indian Chicken Salad Pockets
Mitch Mandel

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon  low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 Teaspoon  lime juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  curry paste
  • 3/4 Cups  (4 ounces) chopped grilled chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon  seeded, chopped cucumber
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon  chopped red onion
  •   One 6 1/2-inch whole-wheat pita, halved
  • leaves green leaf lettuce

I’m a big fan of mixing low-fat mayonnaise with stronger flavors to give it the richness of a full-fat mayonnaise. Here, I’ve coupled low-fat mayonnaise with curry paste, which is found in the international foods aisle in most major grocery stores. Just be sure you don’t go crazy with these pastes in other dishes — most are insanely full of fat and sodium. But they also have very strong flavor, so in a dish like this — where 1/2 teaspoon does it — I absolutely love them and I suspect you will, too.

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Directions

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lime juice, and curry paste. Whisk to blend. Add the chicken, cucumber, and onion. Mix well. Spoon the mixture evenly into the pita halves. Add the lettuce. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

267 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Dairy Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

13%

Servings:

2
  • Fat 29g 45%
  • Carbs 39g 13%
  • Saturated 3g 17%
  • Fiber 6g 25%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Monounsaturated 5g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 31g 62%
  • Cholesterol 81mg 27%
  • Sodium 486mg 20%
  • Calcium 45mg 5%
  • Magnesium 83mg 21%
  • Potassium 505mg 14%
  • Iron 3mg 19%
  • Zinc 2mg 14%
  • Phosphorus 334mg 48%
  • Vitamin A 202µg 22%
  • Vitamin C 4mg 7%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 22%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 11%
  • Niacin (B3) 13mg 66%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 41%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 85µg 21%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 6%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin K 45µg 56%
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