Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Fast and Easy: Grilled Chicken Wrap with Southwestern Dressing



Fast and Easy Recipe
Grilled Chicken Wrap

I know, I know – this recipe seems so obvious. Even so, when we are in a hurry to get the food on the table we forget about something as easy as the wrap.  It’s fast, less bread, and depending on what you put in the wrap – it can be healthy.

My favorite wrap it the ‘grilled chicken wrap’.  Everything on this wrap can be prepped ahead.

Ingredients:
Serving size: 4 wraps
2 chicken breasts (partially thawed, sliced in half, then sliced length-wise, and grilled)
Seasoning for chicken (I use  Goya Sazonaldor Total)
1 tbls. olive oil  (for grill pan)
4 Torillas (pictured is Tomato Basil torilla)
1 avocado (cut into slices)
Romaine lettuce leaves
8 slices Applewood smoked bacon (cooked)
Southwestern dressing (recipe below) or dressing of your
choice
*you may add whatever condiments you would like to
  the wrap.  You are not limited to my choices.
  
Southwestern dressing:
¼ cup of mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon of dry oregano
Put all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix together.  This can be made ahead of time so the flavors can come together.

*tip for the day: chicken breasts are easier to slice if partially thawed.
** you can buy chicken strips in a bag to save a step.  I
    buy chicken in bulk and cut my own ahead and 
    seal them in a food saver and freeze.

1.   Take partially thawed chicken breast and slice in half.
You will then (with the 2 breasts) have 4 pieces.
2.    Cut the 4 pieces length-wise to make chicken strips


3.   Season the strips with your choice of seasoning
4.   Heat grill pan.  Then add 1 tbls. of  oil
5.   Grill chicken strips on both sides until you see the golden brown grill marks and test for doneness.  (The grill pan puts nice grill marks on the strips.)
6.   Warm the tortilla for a few seconds on both sides

7.   Putting it all together: (do not over fill or the tortilla
will not wrap) 
Lay tortilla flat
Spread dressing on tortilla
Lay down 1 leaf of romaine lettuce
2 or 3 strips of grilled chicken
2 slices of avocado
Fold bottom first, the bring sides together.  Hold with a toothpick.



If you prepare enough grilled chicken this could be 2 meals.  Take the leftover grilled chicken and create a grilled chicken salad with your choice of dressing.



 Thanks for Reading
Blessings,

 

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