Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps

It's time for a recipe from Pinterest! You can see the pin here.  This recipe is easy, tasty, and is easy to adapt to what you have in the kitchen.  Take a peek:

·         1 cup cooked rice, warm or at room temperature
·         1 cup cooked, shredded chicken (or other leftover meat, like shredded pork or beef)
·         1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
·         1 green onion, finely sliced (white and green parts)
·         1/2 red or green pepper, diced
·         1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
·         juice of 1 lime
·         1/2 tablespoon chili powder
·         1 teaspoon ground cumin
·         1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
·         2 cups shredded cheese (I use a combination of Monterey jack and sharp cheddar)
·         Sour cream (optional)
·         6 burrito-sized flour tortillas
1.       Mix rice together with chili powder, cumin and garlic salt. Add remaining ingredients except for cheese and sour cream. Sprinkle cheese over tortillas, leaving 1/2-inch border around edges, then arrange chicken and rice mixture down the center of each tortilla. (Optional: I like to dollop little bits of sour cream over the cheese before arranging chicken and rice mixture down the center – it makes the wraps delightfully creamy.) Roll stuffed tortillas, leaving edges open and slightly flatten the wraps with the palm of your hand. Spray seam-side of the wrap lightly with cooking spray.

2.       Heat a large non-stick skillet (or griddle) over medium heat for 1 minute. Arrange wraps, seam-side down, in pan or griddle and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 2-3 minutes per side. Cooking them seam-side down first helps seal the long edge so they don’t fall apart. Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining wraps. Serve warm.

Thank you to Mel's Kitchen Cafe!

Now, I did not have green onion, so I substituted red onion.  I also didn't have any lime juice, so I used lemon juice.  The meal was still a hit.  Here's what mine looked like:
Not the best picture, but you get the idea!
I'm thinking of adding some diced green chilis next time!  Give this one a try and let me know what you think!  

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