Tuesday, September 1, 2009

CEiMB: Chicken Waldorf Wraps

Hosted by Me!! (Also, this is my Yogurt entry for the BSI challenge this week hosted by Faith of Thought 4 Food.)

This week I had the opportunity to choose the Craving Ellie in My Belly (CEiMB) selection. Since summer is winding down, I wanted to get in one more of Ellie’s no-cook, fresh and light recipes. I loved that this recipe offered crisp and crunchy romaine and apple, cool and creamy dressing for the chicken, and a burst of juicy fruit from the grapes.

We served leftovers the following day on a romaine salad. I was very pleased with this chicken salad and will happily replace more heavily caloric versions with this one going forward.

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  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt or 3/4 cups nonfat Greek-style yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced thyme
  • 1 pound cooked, skinless chicken breast cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup seedless grapes, sliced in 1/2
  • 1/4 cup toasted, coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 medium apple, cored and diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 large leaves Romaine lettuce, rinsed and patted dry
  • 5 whole-wheat wraps, about 8 inches in diameter

If using regular yogurt place the yogurt in a strainer lined with a paper towel. Put the strainer over a bowl and place in the refrigerator to drain and thicken for 30 minutes.

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In a small bowl, combine the thickened or Greek-style yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, salt and thyme until smooth. Fold in chicken, grapes, walnuts and apples. Season with pepper.

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Place 1 lettuce leaf on a wrap. Spoon about 3/4 cup of the chicken filling onto wrap and roll wrap around filling.

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Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger


AppleC said...

Perfect pick. We really enjoyed this one.

amanda said...

Looks yummy! Thanks for the great pick, my whole family loved it!

traveleatlove said...

Looks like an amazing recipe! I can't wait to add it to my must-try list :)

Maria Salomon said...

I agree, perfect winding-down-the-summer recipe.
We loved it......great pick!

lauralop said...

looks great! i had to sit out this week due to a nasty stomach flu, but i'll have to try making this one in the future. great pick!

Lauryn said...

Your wraps look delicious!! I apologize that I skipped this week, I am sorry I did...these really look wonderful!!

Pamela said...

Great choice! I loved that it was fairly easy to put together and the portion size was terrific and filling! Definite repeater over here!

Sara said...

Great pick! I did make it, though I wasn't able to post about it. It was the perfect weeknight dinner, delicious and ready in minutes.