Monday, May 17, 2010

Peking Chicken Wraps



My new favorite wrap. These were awesome. Very healthy, flavorful and just the right crunch. I don't think I would change a thing.

I did simplify the recipe that I had though. The recipe I had wanted you to assemble the wrap with the sauce, chicken, rice mixture and then the veggies. I found it much simpler just to chuck it all in a bowl. Except for the hoisin sauce. We all have different opinions about hoisin sauce here. One puts a ton on his wrap, one doesn't like it at all and I like just a bit.


I did think that blanching the peapods was annoying. When I make it again, I might just cook them briefly with the onions. One less step. I'm all about cutting steps out of things and making it easier.




This is my submission to Tuesday Tastes at Crazy Daisy. She has an awesome food contest going on each week, check it out!

Also linked with Tuesday's at the Table at All the Small Stuff. Great blog!

I also linked with Pot Luck Wednesday from Honey, Does This Blog Make Me Look Fat?

Check out Once A Month Mom for more great chicken recipes too!

I also just linked this with Two For Tuesdays, a new way to share fantastic real food recipes!

Also my submission the $5 dinner challenge. This is a fairly cheap, quick meal!! 





Peking Chicken Wraps
Adapted from Eat Better America

1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
2 tsp. sesame oil
4 green onions
1/4 lb. snow peas, trimmed
1 heaping cup of shredded cabbage (I used cabbage mix)
1 cup shredded carrot (I used a bit less as I had cabbage in my mix)
2 tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar (recipe called for unseasoned, I like seasoned better)
2 tsp. ginger (I used from a jar)
2 cups shredded chicken, cooked (I used 10 oz)
8 whole wheat tortillas
8 tbsp. hoisin sauce

Cook rice according to directions, set aside.

Heat water in saucepan to boiling, add snowpeas and cook for about 30 seconds. Drain and rinse with cold water until cool. Cut lengthwise into small strips. In a bowl, stir together snow peas, cabbage, carrot, rice vinegar and ginger.

Heat sesame oil in pan, add green onions, cook and stir for a minute, then stir green onions and oil into cooked rice. Add rice mixture to the bowl of veggies.

Add chicken to veggies and rice. My chicken was cooked, but frozen so I threw it in the pan and thawed it out and made it warm.

**The actual recipe called for the rice, veggie mixture and chicken to be all separate. I prefered to throw it all in the same bowl. We liked this warm but you could eat it cold as well. We put the hoisin sauce on the bottom of a toasted tortilla and then a scoop of the chicken/rice/veggie mixture. This made 8 wraps using 8 inch whole wheat tortillas.

Total calories = 2140
8 servings = 268 calories per wrap

2 Peking Chicken Wraps = 536 calorie dinner





Caloried calculated from Calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate or rounded.

31 comments:

  1. Yummy! This is on my make soon list! Thanks!

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  2. Thanks so much for linking, Debbi, to Tuesday Tastes! These looks sooo yummy! We're going to have to give them a try!

    What do you think about the Printable Recipe Kits?

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

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  3. Sounds like this would be good eaten as a rice bowl without the wrap. I love hoisin. I'll have to try this. It would make a great lunch for me to take to work.

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  4. I hear ya - I'm all about simplifying as well! These look wonderful!

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  5. I like that you cut out some unnecessary steps to make this a lot easier to make. These look amazingly good. Cannot wait to give them a try.

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  6. At first I thought it was going to be about Peking duck... This sounds great! Keeping it simple works for me and I love the hoisin sauce.

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  7. The wrap looks and sounds so delicious and simple.

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  8. I have a wrap almost every day for lunch. This one looks fabulous, Debbi. I have some duck confit in the freezer. I'm going to use that up instead of the chicken. ( I know, not as good for me, but I hate wasting it!)

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  9. Amen to mixing everything together! If I can just have one dirty dish instead of three I am all over it. Plus, atleast in my house, the Man would pile on the chicken and not so much the vegetables. These sound great, Debbi. I've been wanting to pick up some hoison sauce for awhile and I think this is the recipe that pushes me out the door to the grocery store.

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  10. I think most anything takes better in a wrap. When you start with something delicious - as you did - I'd be asking for seconds. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  11. Wraps are wonderful aren't they! I have one for lunch today!

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  12. Love it! Can I just say that I love that you have a tag named "something in a tortilla?!"

    I've never blanched peapods either - one less step!

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  13. The wrap looks yummy! I'll have to give it a try!

    Thanks for your kind words on my blog! I'd love to try your sister in law's recipe for fondant if she's willing to share. :o)

    Have a wonderful day!

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  14. Usually wraps look so blah to me, but this one has tons of color and flavor! Love it.

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  15. These look really good. Great idea about tossing everything in a bowl and then letting each person add their own hoisin sauce.

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  16. These look great! I think they would make a great picnic food!

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  17. This looks fabulous! I can't wait to try it out! I agree with other comments on how I love the idea of putting it in a bowl and letting everyone make their own. I am bookmarking this one for sure! Thanks again!!

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  18. These look delicious--lots of great ingredients and flavors!

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  19. That looks fantastic! Copying and saving, great looking recipe! Thanks!

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  20. These look excellent! I like all the flavors in here! And I bet the filling is delicious to eat all on its own.

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  21. I am still loving this recipe! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Tastes! Polls just opened for the People's Choice Award! Stop by and and vote when you get a chance -just click on your fav recipe!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

    http://crazyjayzplace.blogspot.com/2010/05/tuesday-tastes-8.html

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  22. I agree on the snow peas, they will cook enough in the veggie mix, especially if you sliver them. When slivered, they are also good raw in salads.

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  23. Thanks for the comment on my blog and for leading me here - this is bookmarked and we'll be trying it soon!

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  24. This sounds WONDERFUL!!!! Thank you SO much for sharing!!!!!

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  25. Debbie, Thanks for adding this to Two for Tuesdays Blog Hop! I'm so glad you did - it looks wonderful. And I love that you cut out unnecessary steps - I'm all about that! :)

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  26. Oh yes, every single component of this wrap is calling my name!! Looks and sounds amazing (and I'm of the hoisin-loving variet)...thanks for linking to 24T!!!

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  27. This sounds like the perfect dish to serve for lunch when my family comes to visit this July. Thanks for the recipe. I love Two for Tuesdays.

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  28. Yummy! These look delicious and it's definitely something different. What a good way to add healthy variety.

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