Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Mexican chicken wraps

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last two weeks or so you must have heard about Euro 2012. Yes, it's a food blog, yet I'm writing about football. Hey, it starts with an F as well! I was never a massive fan of football. No, scratch that, I was never a fan of football. I just found it incredibly boring: 20 men chasing after a ball? Gimme a break!
So imagine my surprise when I really got into watching nearly all the matches this year! Never say never I guess! Not only am I able to spot offside (not a word you usually see on food blogs, eh?) but I also shout at the TV screen and jump up and down on the sofa. Goodness me. Am I turning into a football maniac?

But back to the point. Cheering your chosen team (now that Poland are out of the picture I'm rooting for Spain - can't help it, one of the players is cute) requires energy, right? Of course you can settle for crisps, chips or other fast food, but here's where my recipe comes in. Tasty, easy, satisfying and quick to make. You can throw it together before the kick off. So let Gary Lineker analyse the team's history and plan of attack and make these delicious wraps.

To make enough for two people you'll need:

2 small chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise
1 small can of re-fried beans
4-5 flour tortillas
a handful of cherry tomatoes
bunch of coriander
salad leaf mix or lamb's lettuce
salt, pepper, chilli flakes/chilli powder, to season
sour cream

tortilla chips, to serve

Start off by placing chicken into a small pot filled with water. Add a bit of salt, bring up to a boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Once it's done, transfer onto a chopping board and shred with two forks.

While the chicken is cooking slice the avocado and tomatoes, chop coriander and get the re-fried beans ready.

While the shredded chicken is cooling, warm the tortillas (one by one) in a big frying pan. You can brush the pan with a tiny bit of oil - the tortillas take about 1 minute on each side - watch them closely so they don't burn!

Now, assemble your wraps.

Spread a tablespoon of refried beans on the tortilla and add a handful of shredded chicken.

Season with salt, pepper and chilli flakes, sprinkle some coriander on top and add a handful of lamb's lettuce, slices of avocado and a tablespoon of sour cream.

Admire a piece of beauty you created. Finish off with a squeeze of lime and wrap.

Serve with tortilla chips.

See, it's handy (pun intended, har har) - you've got one hand left to wave in the air or do a bit of a face palm if the ref fails to notice an obvious foul!



  1. Hi! Just found your blog via The Londoner.
    I like this recipe as it's so simple and much healthier than the wraps I make. Thanks for sharing :).

    1. awwww Joelle, thanks for your comment! I'm all about simple food - in an ideal world I'd be able to spend a whole day in the kitchen but a full time job and a London commute means I have to cook simpler stuff :D But hey, simple usually equals delish, right?
      Let me know how the wraps turn out!

  2. Hello! I've just stumbled across your blog...can't remember where from... and wanted to say how lovely it is :) Your recipes all look so delicious and easy (I mean that in the nicest way possible ofcourse). I've just spent the last hour going through your older posts and bookmarked so many things to try. Your photography is fab too. I'll definitely be a regular reader from now on :)

    1. Wow, this is such a nice comment, I'm chuffed! I hope you try some of the recipes - let me whether they were up your street!

  3. okay, this look absolutely scrumptious!!! and it isn't helping that i still haven't eaten lunch yet. yum!!!!
    xo TJ

    1. haha, thanks! I tend to read food blogs on my lunch break and no matter how much food I've had I'm always drooling!

  4. It's my favourite food like this that makes me hate being veggie! :( xx


    1. Oh no :( The beauty of this recipe is that it can be easily adapted for veggies. You can pack it with a tomato and avocado salsa, sweetcorn and kidney beans and it will taste just as delicious! (and full of protein!) There's also a brilliant salad with rice that goes really well with the wraps - in fact, I'll post a recipe for it soon - last time I made it I had friends over and we were so hungry no one even thought about taking pictures!

    2. I just checked out your blog too - so sweet! (is it weird that the name makes me drool a little? Souffles...mmmm :D

  5. Yum!!! I'm so hungry now after reading your post. I just had a shake for dinner :P Not as appetizing haha!

    Cathy Trails

    1. Thanks for the comment hun! gosh, a shake for dinner would leave me starving I think :)


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