Monday, July 8, 2013

Thai Chicken Salad Cones

This is a fabulous wrap for your brown bag office lunches!  With lean protein, and Thai-inspired salad "fixings," this wrap comes with lots of crunch and textures, rather than lots of guilt from fast food!  The flavors are big and bold and sure to be palate pleasing.  Either way you look at it, I assure you, you aren't going to find this in a drive through window.   I think you're really going to like this!

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Ingredients: (6-8 wraps)
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken breast meat, cut into chunks
  • 3 cups Napa cabbage, rough chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and seeded, diced
  • 4 oz (1 handful) of snow peas, blanched 2 minutes
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 green onions, snipped (only the green parts)
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, rough chopped
  • 1 cup chow mien noodles
  • Garden spinach herb tortillas
  • Asian Toasted Sesame Lite dressing (2 Tbsp per wrap)
 


Step-by-Step:
To prep for this salad, blanch the snow peas briefly, only about 2 minutes.  Then remove them and let them cool.  
4 oz snow peas
 
Strain after 2 minutes
Then just start throwing it all together. 
3 cups Napa cabbage
1 cucumber, peeled and seeded, then diced
Diced cucumber (1 cucumber came out to 1/2 cup)
3 green onions
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, rough chopped
The drained, cooled snowpeas.  I them in half before adding.
1 cup chow mien noodles
Remove the chicken from the carcass.  Give it a rough chop.
2 cups chopped, cooked rotisserie chicken in bite-sized pieces.
Toss to combine.  Wait to dress the salad until you are ready to prepare the wraps. 


Divide each tortilla in half.  
Add 1/2 cup of salad mix to each spinach tortilla semi-circle. 
1/2 cup Thai chicken salad mix
Add 2 Tbsp dressing and roll up.  Enjoy!  Note - If you are making enough wraps or cones to use up all of the salad mix at once, you can add dressing to the whole salad.  But if not, add the dressing to each individual portion so the salad doesn't become wilted.
2 Tbsp Asian Toasted Sesame Lite dressing (I used the Kraft brand)
Roll up into a cone.
Variation.  For making into wraps, rather than cones, keep the tortillas whole.  Add 1 cup salad mix, 4 Tbsp dressing.  Roll up "burrito style," wrap in waxed or parchment paper, and cut on the diagonal.
So we have a wrap that is super fresh, balanced, very flavorful, lots of crunch and texture.  Lots of lean protein and big flavors!  And it's healthy and fast!  PERFECT for your lunch box!!

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