Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ginger Peanut Chicken Salad Wrap



I was really excited to try a few new recipes with the homemade flour tortillas I shared with you yesterday. In the summer months, I’m all about make-ahead, super fast dinners that allow me to spend time out side of the kitchen. This was a refreshing wrap that married some of my favorite flavors. It is no secret that I love my peanut butter, so I was very happy to see a recipe that incorporated both peanut sauce and ginger. Like most chicken salads, it was the perfect meal for a hot summer day. On another note, some of the ingredients used came straight from our garden. That’s right, we started a garden! Some day I will take pictures to share, but it has been fun watching everything start from a seed and grow. I have loved going out each day and picking fresh lettuce and tomatoes for our dinners!

Ginger Peanut Chicken Salad Wrap

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1 teaspoon olive oil

6 (4 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

1 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber

3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper

1 1/2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and minced

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

2 tablespoons water

3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

8 (8 inch) flour tortillas

4 cups lettuce, chopped

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 and cool. Shred the chicken into bite-size pieces. Place chicken, cucumber, and bell pepper in a large bowl; set aside.

Place sugar, ginger, lime juice, salt, soy sauce, red pepper, and garlic in a blender, 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.

Source adapted from: www.myrecipes.com

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