Skewered Chicken Wraps Make A Great Summery Lunch
I was cutting the grass and watering the gardens today. It’s just a beautiful breezy day and 85° outside but after doing all that work I got pretty hot and didn’t even want to go close to the stove. Luckily after grilling some chicken breasts last night, there was one left over that I put in the ‘fridge. This would make a great lunch for my daughter and me today but we’re kind of sick of sandwiches…plus, I’m trying to cut down on the bread and carbs right now.
So the solution was to use a tortilla instead. I started by spreading a thin layer of mayonnaise, then thinly sliced pieces of the chicken breast on that, then a layer of cheese, then romaine lettuce on the top. I folded up about a third of the tortilla onto itself, then took the folded end and began to roll it all the way up until it made a tube about the size of a paper towel roll.
To help it stay rolled, I rolled the wrap up in a paper towel and set it in the refrigerator for a little while. When it was time to eat, I sliced off the tapered ends and then sliced about four little pinwheel sandwiches about an inch in width. To keep them from flapping open and falling apart, I stuck them on a bamboo skewer atop a leaf of romaine and surrounded it with some summery fruits and veggies.
You could do dozens of variations of this with lunch meats, different spreads, and different vegetables…just as long as they can bend. I’d like to try this again some time and take these cute little pinwheels to a party or a picnic some day. After working up a sweat then having a nice shower, this cooling lunch hit the spot, AND it wasn’t too bad on the caloric intake.