Monday, July 6, 2009

Whitney's Summer Fresh Chicken Wraps

4 chicken breasts
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp oil

1/2 c buttermilk
1/4 c low-fat mayo
3 T fresh parsley (chopped)
1 juice of a lime
1 large jalapeno pepper (seeded & chopped)

2 tomatoes
1 head of romaine lettuce
10 flour tortillas
optional, but delicious with it: 1 avacado, cheese, black beans, sour cream

Cut chicken into strips. Place chicken, chili powder, cumin and oil (I used less than recommended) in plastic bag - shake bag to coat. Stir fry in pan 5 minutes. Combine sauce ingredients well and add to chicken, cook 3 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Dress tortillas with chicken and garnish and wrap.

This is such a simple recipe and it's a healthy, summer dish. If you want to get fancy, try to make your own tortillas (I used Costco's uncooked tortillas). I adjusted the recipe for just the 3 of us, but used the same amount of sauce. It had a little kick, but I think my jalapeno was especially hot. ENJOY!

When did you start baking/cooking? Officially in college when I moved out. My mom didn't cook very much growing up. She struggled with her weight and always seemed to be dieting, so she didn't want to cook us something that she couldn't eat. She brought home meals from fastfood or restaurants at least 4 times a week and the other days we cooked up freezer meals in the microwave. It's amazing I didn't end up huge, seriously.

What is your favorite kitchen tool? My cheese graters - we just love cheese.

What is your favorite book? Can't say it's my favorite, but I recently read Confessions of a Shopaholic and thought it was great - an easy, fun read. I couldn't believe how different the movie was.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Europe, please.

If you had to change your name right now, what would you change it to? It's funny, I can't picture myself with any other name, but if I had to, I guess I'd choose "Carden" ... one of my favorites.

Where do you currently live? Orem, Utah just for the summer. We just moved from Chicago and are here while my husband studies for the Arizona bar. We're moving to Phoenix, AZ area in the Fall when my husband's job starts in September.

Where are you from? Orem, Utah

If you could eat one thing for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Ice Cream or Candy (if it wouldn't ruin my teeth)

Hope everyone had a Happy 4th of July! We had a lot of festivities, so I didn't have time to bake any goodies out of Baked, but these mini cupcakes were a hit. It's red velvet cake mix, with cream cheese frosting and blueberries (yay for the red, white and blue). Yum!


Cami said...

The chicken wraps and the cupcakes look delicious. I can't wait to make the wraps.

Danielle said...

Yum! I'm excited to try this!

Cami said...

Oh and I love the name Carden. Very pretty.

LuAnn said...

I've never heard the name Carden. Nice, but I like Whitney. :) I was just thinking about my dilemma with tortilla's today as I was eating at Chipotle. I love really good tortillas but whenever I buy them from the grocery store they sit in my fridge for MONTHS! Does anyone have any favorite brands or do you buy them from restaurants? I haven't tried Costco's and the uncooked sounds like it might be better. They look nice and flakey.

Brandon, Whitney & Rachel said...

LuAnn, my favorite tortillas are Mission Brand, but they're pretty thick. You could always try making yours from scratch. America Cannon has a recipe in the ward cookbook.

Elise said...


My favorite brand of tortillas is Azteca. We always warm them up in a frying pan before we use them and that gives them a sort-of-homemade taste.

Elise said...

P.S. I have known a couple of boys named Carden, but never girls. Interesting choice :).