If you know me at all, then you’ll know I like to be quick and efficient in the kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a slow and perfected weekend meal as much as the next mom chef, but during the week that’s just not always possible. What I’ve discovered, however, is that if I take the time to make a bit extra of whatever dish it is that I’m cooking up on a Sunday when the time allots, I’ll reap the rewards later in the week when eating is a much more rushed experience.
Take these chicken wraps for example. I knew between sports, faith formation and the like that my dinner prep time would be significantly shortened this week. So in anticipation, we had cumin roasted chicken legs for dinner on Sunday. I made 10 of them (at only $2 for a pack of five at Trader Joes, they’re a regular on our menu) and we went through seven. The remaining three legs went into the fridge for a future weeknight meal.
Enter Sargento. They challenged me to find a delicious way to use their new ultra thin cheese singles in a quick and easy dinner time recipe and then share that endeavor with all of you. I scoured their website’s recipes for one worthy of the challenge and landed on this wrap. A perfect use for leftover chicken.
I made a few changes to suit my own tastes and in less than 15 minutes, voila, a quick and healthy meal is served. I highly recommend you follow my lead and wrap up one of these delicious and healthy meal time treats for your next “on the go” dinner time round up.
Begin with half an avocado and a couple tablespoons of fresh pico de gallo. Mix them together, add a touch of salt and spread over a tortilla. I used whole wheat for a little added healthy.
Next add a little lettuce and then grab up two slices of Sargento’s new ultra thin cheese.
I happened to have two different flavors on hand so I added one of each to mine.
Finally, toss on your cooked chicken and roll it closed in preparation for full on meal time consumption.
Now that’s my kind of meal; simple with limited mess, healthy and DE-licious.
It’s your turn! Sargento is challenging you to try a quick and easy dinner time recipe from their website, Sargento.com. Pick a favorite dish, try it out and post your results on their Facebook page through Wednesday, May 9th for a chance at winning an 8 piece cookware set valued at $300. What are you waiting for? Get cooking!
Cheesy Chicken Wrap
Yield: 2 Adult Sized Wraps
Total Time: 15 min
Recipe adapted from Sargento's Chicken Tortilla Wrap
2 Tbsp Pico de Gallo (Salsa will work as well)
2 Flour Tortillas
2 Romaine Lettuce Leaves, Ripped into manageable pieces
2 Slices Sargento Ultra Thin Cheese (I used one each of cheddar and provolone)
1 Cup Shredded Cooked Chicken
Mash up the avocado and stir in the pico de gallo. Add a pinch of salt for flavor.
Spread a spoonful of the avocado mixture across the tortilla.
Add the lettuce, followed by the cheese and finish with the chicken.
Roll into a wrap and serve with a side of salsa for dipping.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387.4, Total Fat 15.8 g, Saturated Fat 4.3 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g, Monounsaturated Fat 5.9 g, Cholesterol 80.6 mg, Sodium 583.8 mg, Potassium 551.2 mg, Total Carbohydrate 28.6 g, Dietary Fiber 7.2 g, Sugars 1.4 g, Protein 34.8 g
Note: I received products and compensation from Sargento Foods Inc. and the Motherhood as part of my participation in this campaign. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.