Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Chicken, Avocado & Tomato Wraps - A Scrumptious Farewell to Summer
***Tonight, I want to share a recipe for some delicious (and healthy!) wraps that I made a few days ago. Brad and I were both craving a light, fresh and healthy dinner this past weekend, so we made a quick trip to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients for wraps.
Walking into the supermarket, we didn't really know what kind of wraps we wanted...However, it didn't take long for an idea to start forming. We picked up a rotisserie chicken, avocados, tomatoes, lettuce, and ranch dressing....we were all set!
I started by removing the breasts from the chicken and cutting them into thin slices. Next came the prep for the avocados and other ingredients. The avocados would have been a little bit better had they been a bit more ripe, but they were delicious nonetheless.
I really love the convenience of buying a rotisserie chicken. They are very versatile, and one chicken can feed Brad and me for 3 nights! Chances are, you'll end up with extra chicken meat from the rotisserie chicken in this recipe. You can add the extra chicken to pastas, quesadillas, chicken salad, garden salads, and so many other things. That makes dinner a cinch to throw together during the week, and you've got to love that!
I hope you enjoy these wraps...They are quite delicious, fresh and filling. The light ranch dressing adds just the right amount of tart creaminess, and the flavors meld together in a way that will leave you wanting seconds! I served these with sweet potato fries that I baked in the oven (a healthy alternative to regular fries!). If you don't mind a few extra calories, you could even add some chopped bacon to these wraps...I bet that would be delicious, too.
Chicken, Avocado & Tomato Wraps
1 rotisserie chicken
1 fully ripened avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and thinly sliced
1-2 medium tomatoes, sliced
Romaine lettuce, chopped
Light Ranch dressing
4 flour tortillas (10-inch), warmed
Salt & Pepper, to taste
To assemble the wraps:
1. Remove the breasts from the rotisserie chicken and cut into thin slices. Spread a small amount of ranch dressing in the center of each tortilla.
2. Place chicken slices in the center of each tortilla, dividing evenly. Be sure to leave about a 1-2 inch border around the filling. If not, the fillings might come out when the tortilla is rolled up.
3. Top the chicken with the avocado slices, tomato, and lettuce.
4.. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Fold sides over filling, gently roll until tortillas completely wrap around filling. Place two toothpicks in each wrap, one on each side of the wrap (to help hold the fillings in place). To serve, cut each wrap diagonally in half and place, seam side down, on a plate.