I’m managing two full time jobs and a house full of kiddos and it’s hard enough getting out of the house in the mornings. Sometimes I’m rushing out of the house and not grabbing anything for lunch and left hungry until I get home. Well I wanted to put a stop to that so I decided to whip up a bunch of these delicious Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps which are perfect for lunches and dinners! These are easy to make, kid friendly and make the most perfect go to lunch or dinner when you’re to busy to whip something else up. Pop these in the freezer and pull them out when you’re ready to eat, enjoy!
Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps
- 1 cup cooked rice, warm or at room temperature
- 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken (or other leftover meat, like shredded pork or beef)
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 green onion, finely sliced (white and green parts)
- 1/2 red or green pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 2 cups shredded cheese (I sometimes use cheddar or whatever I have on hand)
- Sour cream (optional)
- 6 burrito-sized flour tortillas
- Mix rice together with chili powder, cumin and garlic salt. Add remaining ingredients except for cheese and sour cream. Sprinkle cheese over tortillas, leaving 1/2-inch border around edges, then arrange chicken and rice mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll stuffed tortillas, leaving edges open and slightly flatten the wraps with the palm of your hand. I use a small pastry brush and brush a little bit of water along the seams so they seal easier.
- Heat a large non-stick skillet (or griddle) over medium heat for 1 minute. Arrange wraps, seam-side down, in pan or griddle and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 2-3 minutes per side. Cooking them seam-side down first helps seal the long edge so they don’t fall apart. Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining wraps. Serve warm.
- These are easy to eat while on the go since there is really no mess. And they make a great freezer meal for those nights when life is crazy . Simply store them in gallon size Ziploc bags and pull them out as needed.