Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What It's All About...

In our home we do alot of meal planning.  I hate going to the grocery store more than once a week so the hubby and I spend time every week planning out a menu and grocery list.   I hope in the future to share how this works for us, but for now, I just want to get the first recipe up!

I won't claim to always be a healthy cook!  We do try to eat healthy as often as possible,  we always use whole wheat and strive to eat organic when possible, but this can be hard living in a small town in west Texas (luckily we are members of a great organic food co-op, but I'll touch on that later!)  I believe that week night meals should be quick and healthy, but I do believe in splurging on something really tasty once in awhile!

This first recipe is a modification of a recipe from a great little cookbook called "Salsas and Tacos".  We picked it up on a trip to Santa Fe and just love this recipe (even our 18 month old likes it).  It's easy and pretty fast and makes great leftovers!

Chicken al Carbon and Avocado Wrap

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
juice of 1 lime
1 tbs olive oil
salt and pepper
1 tbs chili powder

shredded romaine lettuce
2-3 sliced avocados
Chipotle Crema (recipe follows)

6 flour tortillas

Chipotle Crema
1 1/2 cups low fat sour cream
3 tbs milk
juice of 1 lime
3 tbs chopped cilantro
1 1/2 tbs chipotle sauce (you can puree chipotle chiles in adobo or just use bottled chipotle sauce)

Mix all ingredients together and chill.

Sprinkle chicken breasts with lime juice, then coat with oil and season with salt, pepper and chili powder.  Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes.

Cook the chicken. You can do this however you'd like.  I've grilled it, pan seared it and baked it at different times. Pan sear in an oiled pan over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes per side.  Bake at 375 for about 45 minutes or until done. Allow to rest 10 minutes, then slice lengthwise. 

Heat tortillas and spread with Chipotle Crema; place lettuce, salsa, chicken slices and avocado and wrap!  Make sure you grab a little extra Chipotle Crema for dipping!

Hope you guys enjoy this recipe!  The original recipe tells you to wrap the tortillas and cut them in half, as you would a traditional wrap.  We eat them as tacos as opposed to wraps and use the leftovers to make quesadillas later in the week.

1 comment:

  1. Made this today. We loved it . Loved the sauce and very easy.