Friday, April 29, 2011

Chicken Pot Pocket

Per Serving (1/12 of recipe, 1 pocket): 3 points+ - 119 calories, 1.25g fat, 280mg sodium, 17g carbs, 1g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 10g protein.

The recipe: "Hungry Girl 300 Under 300", page 176

This was another recipe that was a little bit time-consuming to make, but turned out great in the end.  It takes a while to fill and seal each pocket, and there are 12 to be made.  I had to set my 5-month-old in his walker to be entertained since you need both hands to make these, but he didn't get impatient until the last two were being made. 

The stats are different from the recipe on the website, and I think it is because the recipe from the book calls for much more chicken.  The one in the book calls for 12 oz of chicken, while the one online calls for only 2 oz - hardly any considering there are 12 pockets being made!  I think it is worth the extra point per pocket to have a decent amount of chicken.

I like using egg roll wrappers as a food pocket because they are easy to use, and there is no working with dough that won't stretch out enough or go into the correct shape.  All you do is wet the edges, put the filling in and fold it over the filling.  Fold over the three edges to seal, press down with a fork, and you have a perfectly shaped food pocket.

Everyone in my family enjoyed this recipe, including my 2-year-old.  I did cut his in half so he could get to the center easier, though.  The only thing about baking with egg roll wrappers is that the edges tend to come out a little chewy.  I don't have a problem with the texture, but my son is all about texture.  If the chicken or meat is too chewy or dry, he will spit it out.  If the veggies are too crunchy, he won't eat them, either.  But, the filling for these pockets were nice and moist, and everyone enjoyed them.  I ate three of them with a salad, and was definitely full.  I should probably have stopped at two, but they were so good, and I had the points available, so I splurged on a third one.

These definitely reminded me of eating a yummy, fatty chicken pot pie - for only 3 points+ each!  Nice!

1 comment:

  1. besides a salad what other sorts of side dishes do you think this would pair well with. I'm making this tonight and my he-man is going to expect more food!