Here’s an easy recipe the whole family will enjoy over the weekend, or any night for that matter!
Tex-Mex grilled chicken wraps
- 8 chicken tenderloins
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ lime, juiced
- 4 x 10“ flour or corn tortillas, warmed
- shredded lettuce
- tomato diced
- avocado sliced
- salsa sauce
- jalapenos sliced nacho style (optional)
In a small bowl or plastic bag place the chicken tenderloins, oil, taco seasoning and lime juice. Mix to coat chicken well. Place the chicken onto the grill plate of the BBQ or into a preheated griddle or frying pan and cook for about 3 minutes each side or until cooked through. Remove from heat and rest in a warm place. Place one tortilla on a flat surface, lay two chicken tenderloins in the centre, top with a little shredded lettuce, diced tomato, avocado, salsa sauce and jalapenos if your using them. Fold the bottom ¼ of the tortilla over the filling then turn ¼ and roll the tortilla to secure the filling. Serve warm or cold. Makes 4.
Tips: Tortillas come in different varieties, if your using corn tortillas make sure they are really warm as this makes them far easier to roll. As an option for attractive presentation wrap a piece of grease proof around the centre of the wrap and secure with kitchen string.
Did you know: “Tex-Mex” (portmanteau of Texan and Mexican) is a term describing a regional American cuisine that blends food products available in the United States and the culinary creations of Tejanos influenced by Mexican cuisine. The cuisine has spread from border states such as Texas and those in the Southwestern United States to the rest of the country as well as Canada. Tex-Mex is most popular in the state of Texas. Tex-Mex is very different from the Southwest cuisine found in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. In some places, particularly outside of Texas, “Tex-Mex” is used to describe a localized version of Mexican cuisine. It is common for all of these foods to be referred to as “Mexican food” in Texas, other parts of the United States, and some other countries. In other ways, it is Southern cooking using the commodities from Mexican culture. In many parts of the U.S. outside of Texas the term is synonymous with Southwestern cuisine. Source: wiki