Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Recipe: West Texas Chipotle Chicken Wrap

West Texas Chipotle Chicken Wrap adapted from Kids Eat Right

½ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

 ¼ cup light sour cream

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

½ teaspoon diced chipotle pepper
¼ teaspoon salt, optional

3 cups cooked chicken, cut in ¾-inch cubes

1 cup chopped tomato

1 avocado, peeled and chopped

3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

6 flour tortillas

Directions:  Combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, jalapeno, chipotle peppers, and salt in large mixing bowl.
Place the chicken, tomato, avocado, and cilantro in a bowl with the mayonnaise mixture and toss lightly to coat.
Top each of the 6 tortillas evenly with the chicken mixture. Roll.

Cooking Tip

This filling can serve as a cold entree, a wrap
sandwich filling, or a tasty pasta salad (add 2 cups cooked orzo and
increase the seasonings to taste).

Serving Size is 1 wrap.  480 calories, Protein 28g, Dietary Fiber 4g, Total Fat 20g (Sat Fat 4g), Sodium 820mg

Here's what you'll need:

I used this all-natural, pre-cooked chicken from Trader Joe's but you could always just use frozen, fresh or even rotisserie chicken.

Chop up the pepper and tomato.

Mix the mayo and sour cream.

Cook the chicken.

Mince up some cilantro.

Cut up the chicken.

Add the chicken, tomato, and pepper to the mayo/sour cream.

Warm your tortillas.  You can do this by putting two in two paper towels and microwave for 20-25 seconds.
Put the mixture onto the tortilla and roll.


Here's what you'll end up with:

Our Thoughts:
 These little roll-ups were so easy to make and were totally finished in under 15 minutes.  Today was Sunday Funday so I just made these and sat them out on the table and everyone came by and grabbed them when they were hungry.  You can serve them hot or cold.  Although it was just our family today, I think these would be perfect to make and take to a gathering.

To make them even healthier, substitute 1/2 of the mayo and sour cream with Greek yogurt.
You also could roll them all up and put them in a microwave-safe dish, sprinkle with cheese and then microwave for 30 seconds or so.  Serve with sour cream and salsa on the side.

These wraps had great flavor and with the creaminess of the mayo/sour cream, I didn't even need to dip them in salsa.  For a hotter version, add jalapenos or even a can of diced chilies.
Hope you enjoy!

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