Friday, January 23, 2015

My Big Fat Healthy Greek Chicken Wrap

I'm reminiscing today...back to a couple of years ago when my sister-in-law and I participated in the Color Run in Philadelphia.  It was one of the most fun experiences ever!  Running through clouds of colored dust and getting dirty on purpose?? Count me in!  Although I must say, the fun-factor does wear off when you realize you are indeed covered in dye essentially.  Most of it washed right off...MOST of it...we did end up with just enough colorful stains left to spark curiosity amongst waiters and gas station attendants on our trip home that evening.

Fond memories...but what I was actually reminiscing about more is the food we ate that weekend, or at least a certain salad.  See we had drove down the night before since the race started early and we live several hours away.  We were staying with her brother and that evening for dinner his wife made us this amazing salad that we still talk about to this day with chopped lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese and a Greek-style vinaigrette.  Well I just so happen to have all the ingredients on hand and was just about to recreate it when I spotted some tortillas I bought recently and this idea came to mind.  Thus the Big Fat Healthy Greek Chicken Wrap was born!

Makes: 6 wraps. **I wrote the recipe this way to give a basic guideline as to proportions, it can easily be scaled back to make four, two, or even just one!

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2-3 Tbsp. olive oil
juice from half a lemon
1 frozen basil cube, thawed (or 1 Tbsp. prepared pesto)
2 cups romaine lettuce
1 small tomato
1 baby seedless cucumber
1/4 of a small red onion
1 container crumbled feta cheese
6 spinach tortillas

Grill the chicken breasts and set aside.  Once cool enough to handle, slice into thin strips.

Meanwhile, whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, and basil cube (or pesto) together in the bottom of a medium sized bowl.  

Chop the lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and red onion and add to the bowl; tossing with the dressing.

Lay out your tortillas.  Equally divide the salad, grilled chicken strips, and feta cheese amongst the tortillas, placing the toppings in the middle.  

Roll the wraps up tightly "burrito-style" to avoid losing any of the yummy toppings and enjoy!

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