Monday, May 23, 2011

Easy Thai Chicken Wraps - the kids will love these too!

I took a leap and tried this ethnic-inspired wrap last week.  Surprisingly, my family really liked it.  Even my three year old ate it twice for dinner.  That's probably because it tasted a lot like the peanut butter in it.  She loves her PB&J sandwiches.  Now I have another way to give her some protein and sneak in a veggie too.  These are NOT spicy at all, not the way I make them.

Easy Thai Chicken Wraps (Serves 4 to 5)

2 cups of shredded or ground chicken
1/2 cup of shredded or pureed carrots
6 Tbsp of creamy, all natural peanut butter
4 Tbsp of soy sauce - I used low sodium type
4 Tbsp of rice vinegar
3 Tbsp of water
1/2 tsp of chili powder
5 to 6 whole wheat flour tortillas

Heat a large skillet on the stove.  Spray lightly with cooking spray.  Toss in your ground or shredded chicken and the carrots.  Cook for about 7 minutes.  Remove from heat.

In a small, microwaveable-safe bowl, place your peanut butter.  Heat on high for about 15 to 20 seconds.  Remove from microwave.  Scoop the peanut butter into a larger bowl.  Pour in the soy sauce, rice vinegar and water.  Whisk until smooth.   Sprinkle in the chili powder and stir. 

Scoop the peanut-sauce mixture over the chicken and carrots.  Coat them until all is covered.  Use a large spoon or spatula.  

Warm your whole wheat flour tortillas in the microwave for about 20 seconds.  Then scoop out a portion of the thai chicken into the center of the tortilla (about 1/3 cup in size).  Then tuck and fold the edges and sides around so that no chicken mixture will be visible or fall out. 

Serve warm.  We ate ours with cream style corn.  This was a surprisingly filling meal.  I served my husband two wraps but he could only eat one. 

This freeze well too.  I froze three wraps and ate on them later in the week.  I simply wrapped them in aluminum foil and then took them out the freezer in the morning.  I let one thaw at room temperature and warmed it in the microwave for about 30 seconds before eating.  Tasted like it was freshly made!   :-)

Enjoy this little bit of something different to your boring old sandwich routine!  :-)

Note: If you have peanut allergies or don't like peanut butter, you could try substituting almond butter or sun butter.  I haven't tried it so I can't personally vouch for the flavor but I think it would still taste great.

1 comment:

  1. I would be willing to try this, but I'm not sure how Jam feels about the PB/chicken. I'll have to inquire :) (It's Jess - not sure why it's saying anonymous?!)