Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ginger Peanut Chicken Salad Wrap

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Here's a recipe that captures the flavors of Thai cuisine and bundles them up in a wrap! I really liked this dish because it was flavorful and had both sweet and spicy components. I would probably reduce the amount of sauce this makes since I thought it was a bit much. If you wanted to, you could even serve the filling over rice instead of using a tortilla. Read on to see what What's Cookin, Chicago members thought of this recipe...


Ginger Peanut Chicken Salad Wrap
recipe adapted from Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2001


1 teaspoon olive oil
6 (4-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves
1 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
8 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas
4 cups chopped romaine lettuce

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove the chicken from pan; cool. Shred the chicken into bite-size pieces. Place chicken, cucumber, and bell pepper in a large bowl; set aside.

Place sugar and the next 6 ingredients (sugar through garlic) in a blender, and process until smooth. Add peanut butter and water; process until smooth, scraping sides. Add peanut butter mixture to chicken mixture; stir well. Add cilantro, and toss well. Warm tortillas according to package directions. Spoon 1/2 cup chicken mixture onto each tortilla; top each serving with 1/2 cup lettuce, and roll up.


Christina
"I liked this one also because it was well balanced, with some echos of chicken satay in a wrap and no aftertaste. The Cilantro gave it very good flavor. I would add some cucumber for some additional texture but overall very good."

Laurel
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"My first thought was I will love the Ginger Peanut Chicken Salad wrap, so this is what I started with. I enjoyed the wrap, however, I felt it had too much Ginger Peanut sauce and ended up with a bit on my top."

4 comments:

jesstyler said...

ooohh yum! That sounds soo good. I love recipes like this that are so simple! :)

Spryte said...

YUM!!!

heidileon said...

wow, amazing combo! and picture looks so yummy!

alauna said...

yum! this and the pepper steak wrap look so delicious. i might have to make some to take to work!

i've been mia on wc and didn't know your blog was revamped. looks great :)

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