Saturday, February 20, 2010

Yummy, Easy, Healthy Indian-inspired Wrap Recipe

A few people have asked me for this recipe so I thought since it's Indian-inspired it wouldn't be terribly out of place on my Bollywood Blog.

I created this recipe one night when I was desperate for something new and exciting to eat without having to go to the grocery store. I say it is Indian-inspired because the chicken marinade was made up from spices that go into Chicken Tikka Masala. Believe me, this receipe takes a fraction of the time and has a fraction of the fat and calories of Chicken Tikka Masala. A word of warning, the measurements for everything are guesses. I just throw stuff together without measuring. You may want to make adjustments to your own taste. Please try it and enjoy! If you like it, come back and let me know. If you pass it on, just give credit where credit is due. And, if you try to publish it in that recipe book that you've been working on, I'm a lawyer...I'll sue you ;)

INGREDIENTS

5 oz white meat chicken
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp powdered ginger
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp garlic salt
2 or 3 tbsp lemon juice
2 high fiber tortillas (I use La Tortilla Factory's Smart and Delicious large tortillas. They have 12g fiber each!)
6 tbsp roasted red pepper hummus (I use Sabra brand)
1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
1/4-1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion

* Makes 1 serving. 1 serving = 2 wraps

Cut the chicken into bite size pieces (I buy the chicken tenderloins and just cut them into pieces with kitchen scissors) and throw into a small bowl. To the bowl of chicken add the spices and the lemon juice. Stir well.

No need to let it marinate but you can if you want. Heat a small amout of olive oil in a skillet and toss in the chicken and any left over marinade. It will only take 5-10 minutes for the meat to cook.

Meanwhile, take two tortillas and heat them in the microwave for 1 minute. Take them out and spread 3 tbsp of the hummus on each one. When the chicken is done, put half on each tortilla. Divide the lettuce and onion between the two tortillas, roll and eat. Simple, fast and delicious!

Each wrap is is 5-6 WW points depending on how much chicken and hummus you use.

2 comments:

Beth said...

I basically don't eat meat much anymore (except BACON, of course) and think these would be great sans the chicken but with tofu or just more veggies! Nom!

My word verification term is "groth." Shouldn't that mean something?

Christy said...

Groth? Sounds very ancient epic poemish to me. Grendel's wimpy, younger brother?