Ginger-Peanut Chicken-Salad Wraps

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 wrap)
Source: Cooking Light Website
CL Comments: You can substitute slices of breast meat from prepackaged rotisserie chicken, which makes the preparation easier, but the dish will be a little higher in fat and sodium.
Comments from a cook in PA: They have a nice flavor and while they'd be skimpy for dinner, they make a nice lunch. I used toasted peanut oil instead of olive oil. My husband loved these and asked me to make them again this week. The next time I make them I will use natural style peanut butter for a more peanutty flavor. I had some Skippy around that I had used for baking and it just didn't have the pronounced peanut flavor I was looking for, so next time, I'll use the real stuff. Another nice touch might be a tablespoon of chopped peanuts in the salad. These will be a definite repeater!


1 teaspoon olive oil
6 (4-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves
1 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
8 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas
4 cups chopped romaine lettuce


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove the chicken from pan; cool. Shred the chicken into bite-size pieces.
  2. Place chicken, cucumber, and bell pepper in a large bowl; set aside.
  3. Place sugar and the next 6 ingredients (sugar through garlic) in a blender, and process until smooth. Add peanut butter and water; process until smooth, scraping sides. Add peanut butter mixture to chicken mixture; stir well. Add cilantro, and toss well.
  4. Warm tortillas according to package directions. Spoon 1/2 cup chicken mixture onto each tortilla; top each serving with 1/2 cup lettuce, and roll up.


Healthy Units: 6 per serving
CALORIES 280 (19% from fat); FAT 5.9g (satfat 1.1g, monofat 2.7g, polyfat 1.6g); PROTEIN 25.8g; CARBOHYDRATE 30.5g; FIBER 2.4g; CHOLESTEROL 49mg; IRON 2.5mg; SODIUM 572mg; CALCIUM 29mg

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