Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Chicken Wrap with Sweetened Chili Sauce

How does easy, delicious and healthy sound when preparing a lunchtime or lighter evening meal?
I recently tried a new wrap at our local McDonald's because I had a coupon. I really enjoyed it!

A few days later with some left over roasted chicken in the fridge, I remembered the wrap and thought how easy it would be to duplicate it.  A tasty sauce and the crisp cucumber were what stood out in my mind the highlight of each bite.

I found many sauce recipes and settled on a clone recipe from Todd's Original Recipe
Chicken Wrap with Sweetened Chili Sauce

cooked (grilled, roasted, rotisserie) cut into bite size pieces
large flour tortillas
Spring Mix fresh baby lettuces
Cucumber, chopped large pieces
Sweetened Chili Sauce (recipe below) 
  • Warm wraps (I do this in the microwave)
  • Spread lettuces down center of each wrap; top with chicken and cucumber pieces.
  • Drizzle with Sweetened Chili Sauce
  • Fold up bottom of wrap; then fold in one side of wrap to center; tightly roll up wrap and secure with toothpick
Sweetened Chili Sauce
slightly adapted from Todd's Original Recipe

2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons cold water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup light corn syrup
6 tablespoons granulated sugar (I substituted half of the sugar with Splenda)
6 teaspoons chili sauce (recipe recommends sambal olek; I used what was on my pantry shelf)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
pinch ground cayenne pepper (I omitted)

Combine vinegar and water in a small sauce pan; whisk in cornstarch.

Add the remaining ingredients and heat, stirring often until mixture comes to a full boil, cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and cool.

Sauce will thicken as it cools.
Makes about 1/2 cup or 8 Tbs.

Recipe Notes:
I halved the recipe making about 4 Tbs and still had more than ample amount for three large wraps.

17 comments:

Debbie Petras said...

This looks so good. I pinned it!

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Mona said...

yum this looks good and easy. I am pinning this one...
Love, Mona

podso said...

Yes we had these at McD's the other day and would love to make similar at home --- thanks. BTW yours are much prettier than McD's!

marie said...

This sounds like a nice summer dinner. Quick and easy! I'd serve it with fruit salad.
Thanks for sharing!

Keri On said...

Delicious!

Maple Lane said...

Sounds wonderful, Lorraine.

EMMA said...

This looks delicious and sounds so easy. We don't have corn syrup here, do you think I could use honey?

Kris Keese said...

I love the cucumber. I have to remember to make these this summer. Thanks for the chili sauce recipe.

Gypsy Heart said...

Hmmmm, I love things like this! Will definitely try it. Thanks so much for sharing!

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Hmmmm, I love things like this! Will definitely try it. Thanks so much for sharing!

xo
Pat

myletterstoemily said...

that looks delicious! it's amazing what a
difference cucumbers (and celery) make to
recipes.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This sounds very tasty and I'll bet the sauce it great:@)

Ann said...

that does look good. I haven't tried the wrap sandwiches at McDonald's but I've had them at work and they are good

Rush'd Lady said...

Looks yummy! I just had McDonald's version for supper. Bet yours tastes better! I hopped over here from Maple Lane's blog when I saw the title of your blog because I just began a Gratitude Journal blog myself. I see you have an Abe Lincoln quote! My son just bought me two of Carl Sandburg's books on Lincoln's war years for me and bought one about Lincoln's depression for himself. Well, I'll quit gabbing. Blessings!

lindsey said...

This looks wonderful, my husband makes a lovely sweet chilli chicken salad very much like this.

Kristina said...

Looks delicious. I can't wait for my lettuce to harvest. Yum.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I'll have to put this in my recipes to try on our busy Mondays when we have our grandsons. They sound easy and delicious!

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