Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Thai Chicken Wraps

Can you believe what beautiful summer days we have been having???

I am getting spoiled with this zero humidity.

When I am cooking or going through my day I always have something I want to blog about and then by the time I sit here at my desk, I completely and totally forget what I wanted to say. I think I need to start wearing post it notes around my neck.

So let's get to the point of my blogging then.....

To continue with the veggielicious theme we have another lovely dish tonight
Thai Chicken Wraps
Wish I knew were this recipe came from?

3 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt & pepper
4 cups Broccoli slaw mix (1 package)
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 green onions, cut in 1 inch chunks
1 can chopped green chilies
2 TBS chopped fresh mint
wraps or tortillas for serving

3 tbsp light soy sauce
3 tbsp Apricot Preserves
1 tbsp creamy Peanut Butter
1 tsp chili garlic sauce
1 tsp minced fresh ginger
fresh ground pepper

*Combine sauce ingredients and whisk together.
*Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
*Grill over medium low heat turning once until cooked through.
*Remove from grill and cover with foil to keep warm and allow juices to soak back into chicken.
*In large pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat, stir-fry red pepper, broccoli slaw, green onions, chilies and mint; cook about 3-4 minutes occasionally stirring.
*Slice grilled chicken into 1/2 inch thick strips.
*Add to pan and toss to coat.
*Divide mixture evenly among your choice of wraps or tortillas and spoon sauce over filling.


HOLY CRAP! These are really delicious. Other then the Peanut Butter in the sauce I have to think they are pretty healthy for you as well because you don't really use any oil and the slaw mixture is packed with veggie goodness too. I really really liked these a lot. Next time I would change 2 minor things. I would add some of the sauce to the mixture before I added it to the tortillas just so it's flavored through out. I also would add some chopped peanuts for a little crunch. If you wanted to cut the carbs I think this would make a great salad over some greens too. I really like the ease of this recipe, doesn't take much chopping and everything was really quick to throw together. I had planned to make a cucumber salad with rice wine vinegar too but I actually forgot until I sat down to eat....maybe next time

Oh I thought of 1 of the things I wanted to add. I have this grill pan I got in Kohl's for maybe $25 and I love it. Its a non-stick and while I never used it before I have yet to use our outside grill this year. With the kids all over the place its it so hard to run in and out trying to grill and cook at the same time, all while making sure no one gets hurt. The grill pan has been my savior and dare I say I think because you can more easily control the heat it prevents many things from drying out. So I highly recommend getting one. I scrapped mine up a bit and might spring for a more expensive one now that I use it a few times a week for various dishes.

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely everything you have posted so far looks amazing! We haven't turned our grill on much either because sometimes it just doesn't seem worth it for two people. Thanks for the tip about the grill pan!