Monthly Archives: February 2012

Grilled Chicken Wraps for Super Bowl Sunday!

Grilled Chicken Wraps

And the GIANTS are crowned champions of this year’s Super Bowl!

I watched the game at home with my family this year. To accompany this great win I prepared a special Mexican style dinner. I made amazing grilled chicken wraps and Mexican salads!

Grilled chicken wraps were always just grilled chicken slices in a piece of thin bread. THEN Jeff’s changed it all for me. I was in California one winter and a friend took me to JEFF’s in Pico, LA. I had the most amazing dish… a grilled chicken wrap. The chicken was perfect… not under-cooked or too dry, it had some fresh veggies and was perfectly coated in a delicious mayo/bbq sauce. Anyway, one bite in and I knew I had to try to make this on my own. I will admit that I was not able to replicate the exact flavor…. but that extra something I cannot recreate I contribute to the company I was with and the vacation atmosphere … but my recipe does come pretty close.

(P.S. If you ever make your way out to LA definitely check this place out… Jeff’s Gourmet Sausage)

In this post, I am going to share with you my favorite recipe for the grilled chicken wraps I made tonight! I am not going to give you exact amounts for each ingredient because it really depends on how many wraps you want to make, so that I will leave up to you.

Hope you enjoy it!!

Ingredients:

  • Large Wraps (I used Whole Wheat)
  • Thin sliced chicken breast
  • Spicy BBQ Sauce
  • Low Fat Mayonnaise
  • Spicy Mustard and Ketchup
  • Chopped Romaine Lettuce
  • Black beans
  • Corn
  • Avocado- small dice
  • Red Bell Pepper – strips about 2 inches
  • Tomatoes- medium dice
  • Cucumbers- medium dice
  • Sweet Onion- Small dice
  • Pickles- small dice

Preparation:

  1. Brush chicken breast slices with BBQ sauce, place in the refrigerator and let it marinate until you are ready to grill them.
  2. Wash, cut and place all veggies, corn, black beans and chopped lettuce in a large bowl.
  3. Cut the avocado into small pieces and put some lemon on it to avoid it turning a brown color. Then add it into the veggie bowl.
  4. Mix in some low fat mayo and mix well until veggies are evenly coated.
  5. Grill the chicken until the slices are cooked through and chicken is not pink anymore.
  6. Cut the chicken into thin slices and set aside.
  7. With tongs or large spoons place a good amount of the salad mixture in the middle of the large wrap and add chicken slices. Fold each end and then roll. I suggest you wrap it with aluminum foil and then slice into two halves.
  8. These wraps are best when served fresh. Serve with ketchup and mustard so each person can add those to taste. And for those of you who drink… I suggest having this with your favorite beer.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

“Super Bowl fans spend more than 50 million dollars on food during the four days prior to the Super Bowl.”

 ~ Fun Facts and Trivia

Speak to you soon,

                  Nicole Doreen

 

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