I was delighted to get to have my friend, Joanna, from Dowlearns Daily, for lunch yesterday. I was so excited and busy that I forgot to take any pictures of the yummy lunch. So, yes, I went back and staged a lovely plate for you to see. I’m a dork that way. What can I say?
We had a great time visiting. I was so nice outside that we ate out on the porch. Bonus-I cleaned off the table, and we didn’t even mess it up!
This recipe comes from a Pampered Chef cookbook.
Next time you go to a Pampered Chef party and need to buy something, this is a good thing to get. There are several good recipes and pictures to go with each one. The last recipe, however, is a trout recipe. There is a picture of a whole fish laying on a plate. Not being a big fish eater, it looks a little gross to me. I probably won’t be making that one. Maybe that is why it is the LAST recipe. It’s at the end. You can avoid it! Anyway, get the book.
You can click on the recipe picture if you want to see it up close. I’ll type it out, too.
Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 12 ounces)
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1/4 cup pitted kalamata or ripe olives, chopped
1 ounce fresh Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)
4 cups romaine lettuce, thinly sliced
3/4 cup seasoned croutons
1/2 cup fat-free Caesar salad dressing
6 (8-inch) fat-free tortillas
1. Lightly grease your skillet. Firmly press garlic into the chicken. Cook over medium heat 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink in the center, turning once. Remove chicken from pan; cool. Slice into 1/4 inch-thick slices. Place in mixing bowl.
2. Chop onion, olives, and red pepper. Grate the cheese. Slice the lettuce. Put these in the bowl with the chicken. Add croutons and dressing. Toss to coat evenly.
3. Place about 3/4 cup of the chicken mixture on a tortilla. Roll up the tortilla tightly. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. To serve, cut each roll in half diagonally with a bread knife.
Just a couple of notes:
I cut my romaine in a chiffonade. Check out this Alton Brown video showing this technique. It is at about the 2:30 mark.
If you want to assemble the veggies and meat ahead of time that is cool. You can even add the dressing. I wait until the last minute to add the croutons and lettuce. They tend to get a little soggy if the dressing is on there too long.
I used the tortillas I had on hand. Can you believe I had exactly six? Yes, they were store-bought. (hands of shame) They were actually the wrong size. If they had been larger I wouldn’t have had to hold them together with toothpicks, and I would have been able to cut them all fancy like in the book. I should have just made them myself-huh?
I left out the olives-not a fan.
I don’t think my dressing was fat-free. Oh, well, all the yummier!
We had two wraps each. That meant two left over for me to plate up for a picture. Hubby sure was happy with his snack of leftovers when he came home from work.
I think Joanna liked them, too!
I hope you try this recipe. It is a great recipe for Springtime get-togethers. Leave me a comment it you try them!