Super Tasty Chicken Wraps

Italians are lovers of bread and pasta and I am no exception. It is for this reason that I try and make wraps for lunch on the weekends instead of sandwiches as it is a way of minimizing my bread intake (minimizing pasta intake is slightly less simple).

My only problem with wraps is that they usually bore me – a slice of ham, some cheese, some lettuce…Ew. Trying to eat healthily does not need to be boring. To tell the truth, if I’m given boring food to eat, I’ll usually smile politely, eat a small portion and then consume something much more tasty in its place later when no one is looking.

That’s why, when I’m trying to be healthy and make a wrap, it has to turn out super tasty. The chicken wraps below were an absolute success story. They were made using ingredients we had lying around the house (one of those ‘let’s try not to go to the supermarket’ weekends) and together made a super tasty, super healthy cracker of a dish. Most of its success is linked to the chicken marinade which made the chicken tender, juicy and packed full of flavour.

Super Tasty Chicken Wraps

1/4 cup Verjuice
1 tbsp Harissa Paste
1 tsp Smoked Paprika
Juice 1/2 lime
1/4 chilli deseeded and finely chopped
Small handful coriander, chopped
Salt & Pepper 
2 chicken breasts sliced into tenderloins

1 avocado
2 splashes of tabasco
Juice 1/2 lime
1/4 chilli deseeded and finely chopped
Small handful coriander finely chopped
Salt & Pepper

Olive oil spray
Low fat wraps
Butter lettuce
Low fat sour cream
Chopped coriander

Combine all ingredients for the chicken marinade in a flat dish big enough to allow room for all the chicken pieces to touch the base. Once well combined toss the chicken pieces in the marinade covering evenly and then place in the fridge for an hour at least (turning midway).

Meanwhile, make the guacamole by combining all ingredients in a bowl and mixing well. Place in the fridge covered while the chicken continues to marinate. To keep the guacamole green, push glad wrap over the guacamole pressing down on it so the air is removed.

Remove the chicken from the fridge and fry the pieces in batches in a large heavy fry pan with a spray of olive oil (taking care not to overcrowd the pan) and set aside.

Heat wraps slightly in the microwave or oven then spread with guacamole, top with lettuce, add chicken pieces, some light sour cream, sprinkle coriander, add some salt and pepper, then wrap and serve (tastes great with a cold Corona – although that isn’t a particularly healthy comment is it?).


  1. says

    Thanks Lizzie, it can sometimes be hard to find verjuice (the unfermented juice of semi-ripe grapes) so a good substitute for a similar result is white wine vinegar.

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