Asian Chicken Veggie Wraps

I’m starting to see all the pumpkin recipes popping up all over the place, but summer isn’t over yet! Especially here in Arizona, where there’s a good chance I’ll be wearing shorts to my Thanksgiving dinner. So don’t worry… I’ll have some great pumpkin recipes to share too, but I think we have time for one more summertime recipe before Fall takes over in all its glory.

This is a light and healthy wrap full of fresh veggies, chopped chicken, sliced almonds and crispy wonton strips tossed in a unique Asian inspired dressing. The dressing is the star of the show here. It has a nice creamy texture, which it gets not from cream or mayonnaise, but from blending caramelized onions. It is inspired by a dressing made by Lindsay over at Pinch of Yum, which she made for her Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad.

Asian Chicken Veggie Wraps

After you make the dressing, add your chicken, zucchini, carrots, almonds, and wonton strips into a large bowl. I used a julienne peeler to make nice ribbons of zucchini and carrots, but you could use a good knife to slice them thinly or even just grate them.

Asian Chicken Veggie Wraps

Toss your chicken and veggie mixture with the dressing, and spoon onto a butter lettuce leaf. This is delicious on its own!

Asian Chicken Veggie Wraps

Or you can place the whole thing onto a tortilla.

Asian Chicken Veggie Wraps

Then wrap it up tightly, and slice them in half. So crunchy and light!

Chicken Veggie Wraps
Serves: 4 wraps
 
Ingredients:
Dressing
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
Wraps
  • 2 zucchini grated or julienned
  • 2 carrots grated or julienned
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup wonton strips
  • 4 leaves butter lettuce
  • 4 white or whole wheat flour tortillas
Directions:
Dressing
  1. In a medium saucepan, saute chopped onions and sugar together in butter. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the onions start to caramelize. Add minced garlic and continue cooking for one more minute.
  2. In a blender or mini food processor, pulse caramelized onions and garlic together with orange juice, honey, olive oil, and ginger.
Wraps
  1. In a large bowl, combine zucchini, carrots, chicken, almonds, and wontons. Toss with dressing until well coated. I only used about half of the dressing and saved the rest for another salad.
  2. Spoon the chicken veggie mixture into a lettuce leaf. You can either serve them this way, or place the lettuce with the chicken veggie salad onto a tortilla and wrap tightly. Using a sharp knife, slice them in half at an angle.
Notes:
Dressing inspired by Pinch of Yum

 

Comments

    • says

      Hi Heidi! For this recipe, I just cut a couple of small boneless skinless chicken breasts into pieces and sautéd them on medium high heat in about 1 TB oil until it was cooked through. It would taste really good with grilled teriyaki chicken. Maybe do grilled chicken for dinner one night and use the leftovers for this recipe the next day? You could also use a rotisserie chicken that is already ready to go from the grocery store. Hope you enjoy!

  1. says

    Yum! These sound amazing- Everything is always better with crunchy lettuce wrapped around it, especially when there are Asian flavors involved. Thanks for sharing!

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