Healthy Chicken Wrap

When we started adding recipes to our blog we told ourselves that we were going to create simple recipes that anyone can make at home. Nothing unnecessarily complicated, or fancy, just our favourite dishes that we make on a regular basis for dinner or lunches for work. Diva #1 has lunch with Whitey almost every day at work, and she gave her the idea to start writing out her simple healthy lunch recipes that she often asks her for.

Healthy Chicken Wrap

Healthy Chicken Wrap

Chicken wraps are usually lathered in mayonnaise and rather boring. This healthy chicken wrap has quinoa, and black beans so it’s full of fibre. Instead of mayonnaise, we used feta, although Greek yogurt is an even healthier creamy alternative, and coupled with an avocado you get that fatty satisfaction. The key to making healthy foods flavourful is using tons of fresh herbs, flavour doesn’t mean tons of salt and butter, for example, in this recipe we use plenty of cilantro and parsley.

And for those of you not YET in love with quinoa, honestly it really is a SUPERFOOD, click HERE for an interesting read on the 27 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Quinoa. We love it when things taste good but are also good for you 🙂

Healthy Chicken Wrap

Healthy Chicken Wrap

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Healthy Chicken Wrap

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  • Yield: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: Main

Ingredients:

  • CHICKEN WRAP:
  • 2 cups chicken breast
  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup feta (or 0% Greek yogurt for a healthy alternative)
  • Chili peppers
  • Salt and pepper
  • Tortilla, pita bread or iceberg lettuce, to serve
  • 2 cups arugula, to serve
  • 2 avocados, to serve
  • DRESSING:
  • ½ cup parsley
  • ½ cup coriander
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ to ¾ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp oregano, dried
  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup tahini
  • 1 tsp ground cumin

Directions:

  1. CHICKEN WRAP: Grill or bake chicken, allow to cool and chop
  2. Prepare quinoa according to package directions
  3. Toss grilled chicken, cooked quinoa, black beans, feta or 0% Greek Yogurt, chilli peppers, and salt and pepper in a large bowl
  4. Top with some dressing (see recipe below), arugula and avocado
  5. Wrap sandwich in tortilla, pita bread or iceberg lettuce
  6. DRESSING: Pulse parsley, coriander, lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, garlic, and salt and pepper in food processor or blender. Adjust to taste
  7. In a small bowl mix ½ cup of this dressing, with tahini and cumin, adjust tahini or seasoning to taste
  8. Pour some of the dressing over the quinoa mixture, mix, add more if necessary, and serve.

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1 comment

  1. Dahlia April 26, 2016 at 2:27 pm Reply

    sounds delish!

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