California Chicken Pockets

"I found this recipe in a cookbook 25 years ago and have been using it ever since. Everyone in my family loves it and it keeps for several days. It contains avacado, which I leave out. To make the pita pockets easy to fill I microwave them 5 - 10 seconds so they are pliable. Instead of buying a whole package of cheese, I use 2 stick of string cheese. Hope you enjoy."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
8 pita halves




  • Cook and drain broccoli.
  • In medium bowl, combine chicken, broccoli, avocado, rice, tomatoes, cheese and egg.
  • In small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, mustard and celery seed. Pour over mixture and toss to coat.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to blend.
  • To serve, spoon approx 1/2 cup mixture into each pock bread half.

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  1. greksgirl
    I also made this recipe years ago and was thinking about it the other day so I dug it out and plan to serve it next menu rotation. My DH couldn't care less about the avocado so I swipe all of his(best part). I think it might also be good with steamed broccoli instead of frozen. I could serve the rest of the broccoli as a side.
  2. Barb in WNY
    I made this years ago, but it is nice to find again. An easy supper for 2. Also, a good use for leftovers.


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