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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Southwest Chicken Wraps

This is a super easy meal that is filling and will please everyone in the family!  I was silly and didn't cut my chicken as small as I should have, but otherwise, this was perfect.  I found the recipe for the spice for the chicken on Barefeet in the Kitchen (I LOVE Mary's site.. if you haven't been there.. go check it out now... well after you are done here that is!!)... but decided to go one step further and throw the chicken into a wrap.  Add a little rice, some cooked veggies and a yummy little sauce and have yourself some hand-held deliciousness!!!

Southwest Chicken Wraps
Adapted from Mary, Barefeet in the Kitchen
Printable Recipe 
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
1 teaspoon coconut oil (can use olive oil too)
3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon Ranch dressing
For the wraps -
Small to medium tortillas
Cooked rice mixed with chopped zucchini and red peppers (you can saute the veggies first if you would like)

In a small bowl, mix together the first 8 ingredients (chili powder through red pepper flakes) until well combined.  Remove 1 teaspoon of mix and set aside.  Place the chicken bites in a resealable bag or shallow dish and sprinkle remaining mixture over the chicken.  Toss to combine.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.

Meanwhile, mix together the mayo, ranch dressing and 1 teaspoon of spice mixture in a small bowl until well combined.  Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to use.

Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat.  Add the chicken and quickly saute until chicken is cooked through (about 5 minutes); stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat.

Build the wraps by placing a nice big spoonful of rice in the middle of the tortilla, top with sauce and chicken and fold sides over.  Serve immediately and enjoy!!

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belleau kitchen said...

love anything wrapped in tortilla or flatbread... this is so simple it would be a sin not to make! xx

Angie Schneider said...

You really should publish your chicken and fish recipe books...I really enjoy them.

Big Dude said...

Looks good Jenn - I'm a fan of Mary's site as well.

Cranberry Morning said...

Looks amazing! I just love it that I can Pin it on my 'Jenn's Recipes' board. :-)

Anonymous said...

Nice chicken wrap....
looks tasty and refreshing!

Pam said...

Throwing it all in a tortilla is a great idea... they look terrific Jenn.

P.S. What do you think about WD's Rick sending Carol on her way?

Pam said...

Love this. The more chicken recipes I have, the better. Thanks!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Jenn, you saucy girl, that has my mouth watering (and I wasn't the least bit hungry)! I love how you put a little sauce on everything. Mmmm

Michael Toa said...

Brilliant! I definitely wouldn't mind that the chicken is in bigger chunks... Hope you're enjoying your Sunday!

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

I agree, I've gotten more good recipes over at Mary's. And this looks like another winner.

Mary Younkin said...

Thanks for all the sweet words, Jenn! I was just catching up and I saw this recipe!! I'm glad you liked the chicken and your wraps look delicious.

P.S. Have a FABULOUS day and enjoy the rain!!!

Chris said...

Sounds a like a big hit to me. I'd devour that.