October 22, 2008

Ranch Chicken Wraps

I keep trying to write about dinner tonight, and for some reason the words are escaping me. So, rather than bore you with nonsensical ramblings, I'll keep it short and sweet tonight.

I made Ranch Chicken Wraps for dinner tonight. It's a variation of a Cooking Light recipe that I've made many times in the past. It's quick and easy, and you can adjust the seasonings according to your preference. I tend to go a little lighter on the chili powder since my preference is that My Boys will eat it as well. That didn't really happen tonight, they both opted for the a filling of cheese in their tortillas and turned their noses up at the chicken. Oh well, it was not all lost since My Husband told me I did a "fantastic" job on dinner tonight. I'll take that compliment!

ranch chicken wraps

Ranch Chicken Wraps
Adapted from: Cooking Light

1 teaspoon chili powder (go for 2 if you want more kick)
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into thin, bite-size pieces)
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon parlsey flakes (or 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley)
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
buritto sized flour tortillas (whole wheat can be used as well)
shredded cheese
diced tomatoes
chopped scallion
reduced fat sour cream

Combine chili powder through salt in a large ziploc bag. Add the chicken and shake and move around chicken until thoroughly covered in the seasoning. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, and spray with cooking spray. Add chicken and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until done.

Combine buttermilk through lime juice in a bowl and whisk together. Add to chicken in non-stick pan and allow to cook for about 1-2 minutes. If you prefer less sauce, allow it to cook down for a few minutes longer.

Remove chicken from heat and build your wrap using the remaining ingredients, tortillas through salsa.

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Melanie said...

Yum, I think this looks fantastic. A meal that my family would love!

Jenny said...

Yum Patsy,
This is just my style of dinner or lunch for that matter. Looks and sounds so appetizing.

Jenny said...

Oh, and I keep trying to be a "follower" on your blog and there is no where for me to click to add myself. I wonder if it's just my computer?!! I'll figure it out soon.

That Girl said...

I definitely get writer's block sometimes - good thing the food makes up for it!

RecipeGirl said...

I need these quickie ideas for dinner sometimes. My kiddo might just like these w/ that Ranch dressing!

RecipeGirl said...

wHOOPS= I just realized no Ranch dressing in the Ranch Chicken Wraps! Might have to make one w/ Ranch dressing so my son will eat it!!

Patsyk said...

Melanie- thanks for stopping by! This is a great weeknight meal for the family.

Jenny - that's weird that you can't follow me... I'm having another problem making comments on someone's blog - it won't let me go to the comment form. Very weird!

Recipegirl - you can sub Ranch dressing for the mayo, buttermilk, parsley and lime juice. I think you would add about 1/4 cup or so and let it cook down.

doggybloggy said...

These look like the perfect lunch, and packable too...

Prudy said...

Those sound like a perfect family friendly dinner. Yummy!

Deborah said...

Yum! I could go for one of these!

Mary said...

Patsy, this is a great idea for a quick week night meal.

Heather said...

yum! that looks good! i love anything in a tortilla!

Randi said...

I just saw your note about living 45min from NYC. We're staying in NJ( 2 nights in Secaucas) and 1 night in Jersey City. The hotels in NYC were too freaking expensive.

Candy said...

Yum! This looks really tasty. Oh and I had a day like your Tuesday yesterday. Glad we snapped out of it!

Veronica said...

Sounds great...when my kids are busy with activities I love to have sandwiches for dinner!

Esi said...

This looks great and with a lot of the ingredients I keep in the house. Great for work lunches! Thanks for sharing.

Patsyk said...

Doggybloggy - these are great for lunch! I would recommend keeping the chicken separate until ready to eat though since the sauce will make them soggy by lunch time.

Prudy, Deborah, Mary - these are a great weeknight family meal. I just love having a quick and easy wrap for dinner some nights.

Randi - I hear you on NYC hotels! We stayed 1 night at one to celebrate our 10 year anniversary... it was a fortune, but it was a blast to be in the city for the night! Looking forward to hearing about your trip!

Candy - thank goodness we all snapped out of it. Seems a lot of us were having one of those days!

Veronica - I'm always looking for quick and easy ideas for activity nights. I'll be checking your blog for ideas, too!

esi - thanks for stopping by! I tend to have all the ingredients on hand as well, that's one of the things I love about this recipe!

Kevin said...

Those wraps look really good!

Elizabeth F. said...

This sounds like the perfect lunch! I will be making this very soon!

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