Sunny Chicken Pockets

Ingredients

8 ounces  rotisserie chicken, cut into cubes (2 cups)
2 Florida oranges, sectioned and chopped
1/2 cup frozen petite peas, thawed
1/3 cup light or regular mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Florida orange juice
1/2 teaspoon finely grated Florida orange zest
3 pocket pitas, cut in half crosswise
Bibb lettuce leaves (optional)

Yield: Makes 6 Servings

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Preparation

In a large bowl combine chicken, orange sections and peas. In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, orange juice and orange zest. Add to chicken mixture; stir to coat.

Gently open the pockets of each pita half. Place chicken mixture evenly into each pocket. Add lettuce, if desired, and serve.

 Nutrients per serving: 190 calories, 2.5g fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 35mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 7g sugars, 16g protein, 4 percent vitamin A, 40 percent vitamin C, 2 percent calcium, 8 percent iron

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How much juice or fruit will a medium-sized Florida orange yield?

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Medium oranges are ideal for wedging and juicing. Three or four medium oranges will yield 8 ounces of juice. Two medium oranges will yield approximately one cup.

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What is the history of Citrus?

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Citrus arrived in America in the early 1500s but wasn't grown commercially until the 1800s.

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Where can I find information on touring a citrus grove?

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For a complete list of Florida citrus groves offering public tours, please visit the following page. Click Here

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Where are oranges grown in Florida?

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Much of the oranges in Florida are grown in the southern two-thirds of the Florida peninsula, where there is low probability for a freeze.

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What citrus products are primarily grown in Florida?

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Florida growers produce several types of citrus, including oranges, grapefruit and specialty fruit including Temple oranges, tangerines and tangelos.

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