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Jerk Chicken Pockets

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From EatingWell:  September/October 2012

These tasty sweet potato and jerk chicken “pockets” are spiced up with jerk seasoning, a Caribbean spice blend that typically contains allspice, thyme and hot pepper. The spice combo and heat level vary widely among brands. Experiment and find the one you prefer. Look for jerk seasoning in the spice section of most supermarkets.

5 servings | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Prick sweet potato in several places with a fork. Wrap it in wax paper or parchment paper and microwave on High until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Cut in half. When it is just cool enough to handle, peel and dice.
  3. Meanwhile, shape the dough on a lightly floured surface into a log about 10 inches long. Divide into 5 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 5-inch square with a rolling pin or press into a square with your hands.
  4. Whisk mayonnaise, jalapeño, water and jerk seasoning in a medium bowl. Stir in chicken, scallions, raisins and the sweet potato.
  5. Spread about 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture on half of each dough square, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Fold the dough over the filling and pat it to create a rectangle, then use a fork to crimp the edges closed. Transfer the chicken pockets to the prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with oil.
  6. Bake the pockets until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition

Per serving : 358 Calories; 11 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 3 g Mono; 42 mg Cholesterol; 49 g Carbohydrates; 21 g Protein; 3 g Fiber; 547 mg Sodium; 302 mg Potassium

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat, 2 fat

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