In general wraps can be as easy or as difficult meal as you want it to be. Normally we would prepare homemade salsa and guacamole to go with it as well as a lot of fried veggies like onions and peppers making it more like a Fajita, but not this time…
…This time we were not in the mood for a long cooking session and all we wanted was some quick and easy meal which would be healthy and tasty and yet be done within minutes. As we had a few chicken breasts in the fridge and some wraps in the pantry the choice was pretty obvious… chicken wraps it is…
- 3 chicken breasts or as many as you want / need; we normally use 1 large chicken breast per person
- Some ready to eat wraps
- 1 gem lettuce
- ½ large cucumber
- Few ripe tomatoes
- Few tbsp of mayonnaise
- Seasoning to taste
Wash, dry and chop your chicken breast into small pieces either being cube like or long thinner strips – the choice is up to you as long as the pieces aren’t too big.
Add spices of your choice, we used a Cock Flavoured Seasoning (no, I did not misspell it) and a bit of Hoisin Sauce and fried on a preheated pan for 10 minutes or so until tender and slightly brown. Remember to toss them over regularly so your chicken cooks evenly.
Whilst frying your meat, you will have time to prepare your other bits and pieces.
Slice the lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes into desired chunks – we like thick tomatoes slices and long thin cucumber sticks 🙂
Once your meat is cooked, all is left to do, is to put your wrap together.
Take one wrap (warm or cold, the choice is yours) and add a thin layer of mayonnaise on top of it (if you aren’t a huge fun of pure mayo you can always make a burger type sauce by mixing 1/3 mayo, 1/3 ketchup and 1/3 mustard) or better still a swirl of sour cream.
Place your lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes and the meat in the middle of the wrap, leaving few centimetres at the bottom free of any filling. The key thing here is to use only a little food as it is all too easy to overstuff your wrap so that folding and eating become major challenges.
Fold the bottom part of the wrap up, and then fold both sides in covering all the earlier placed filling. If your wrap doesn’t want to stay together, use a wooden toothpick to keep it in place (just remember to remove it before you get carried away eating it please).
Eat and enjoy.
It is that simple!