Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Crispy Chicken Wraps with Sweet Marsala Veggies and Garlic Mayo Spread

  What a long name for just a chicken wrap. I know!

I was at a loss of what could be left out of this name without truly describing how amazing it was. 


 It took me quite some time to prepare it but it was worth it.

 

 The recipe:

For the chicken:

-1 lb Chicken Cutlets, thinned and cut into strips
-1 Cup White Flour
-1/4 Cup Chili Powder
-1/2 Tsp Salt 
-A little Pepper

For the Vegetables:

-10 Portabella Mushrooms, Cleaned and Chopped up- Stems Included.
-1 Large Red Pepper- Sliced into Strips
-1 Large Red Onion, Sliced into Strips
-1 Tsp Fresh Garlic
-2 Tablespoons Kedem Marsala Cooking Wine
-1 Tablespoon Glicks Strawberry Jam
-A little Salt and Pepper

Garlic Mayo Spread:

-3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
-1 Tablespoon Fresh Garlic
-1 1/2 Tsps Sugar

Others:
-Some Veg. Oil for frying
-1 Package Tortilla Wraps

Prepare the coating mixture for the chicken-  Combine the flour, chili powder, salt and pepper. Put the mixture onto a plate or dish for easing coating. Rinse the chicken strips lightly in filtered water. Take the now damp pieces of chicken and turn them over in the flour mixture coating completely. Heat a non stick frying pan with some vegetable oil  for frying over a low flame till it begins to simmer. Carefully lay out the already coated chicken pieces 5-10 at a time depending how large the frying pan is. Avoid crowding them to get the perfect crisp. Fry the pieces of chicken for about a minute or two on each side. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate or dish already lined with paper towel to soak up any excess oil.

When finished preparing chicken which is basically the most time consuming part, start with the veggies. Start a clean frying pan simmering with a little veg oil over a medium flame. Add in the red peppers, portabella mushrooms, fresh garlic and red onion. Allow them to saute until almost cooked completely. Then add the Marsala cooking wine and strawberry jam. Stir constantly, smoothing out the strawberry jam and allowing the wine to cook out a little. Add the salt and pepper and let it cook a few more minutes or until the sauce is less saucy and the vegetables are a little caramelized. 

Prepare the garlic spread in a small bowl. 

Put the chicken in a baking pan and bake on 450 for 10 minutes to get them really crispy.

Spread the garlic spread over a tortilla wrap. Top it with chicken pieces and Strawberry Marsala veggies. Wrap it up and finally serve warm. I served this french fries on the side.

For a healthier version: instead of frying the chicken and then baking it skip the frying step and breading it  put it in the oven on 450 for 20 minutes. Do the same with the veggies. Roast them in the sauce instead of frying them. You can use whole wheat tortilla wraps and lowfat mayo as well. Just as delicious but healthier!

I've listed the names of the companies for the ingredients but that's just what I had in the house. You can definitely use any company.

Leftovers? This is one of those great "Wrap it up and take it for lunch the next day" meals. :)
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