Wraps and sandwiches are some of my favorite meals in the summer when it’s too hot to cook a full-on entree. They’re easy, filling and make great lunches the next day.
[Exhibit A on my love for gourmet sandwiches: JETTIES.]
For something a little bit different, try these Curry Chicken Wraps with Peach Chutney (loosely adapted from Cooking Light):
- 1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
- 3 tablespoons curry powder (Didn’t have any, so I used a combo of turmeric, coriander and cumin)
- 3 tablespoons lime juice, divided
- 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 10 cilantro sprigs
- 2 spoonfulls minced garlic
- 2 cups chopped peaches
- 3/4 cup finely sliced green onions
- 1/3 cup mango chutney
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Naan or whole wheat flatbread
- Thinly sliced cucumber
- Arugula or spinach
- Thinly sliced red onion
Combine yogurt, curry, and 1 tablespoon lime juice in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; squeeze bag to mix. Cut 3 shallow slits in each chicken breast. Add chicken, cilantro sprigs, and garlic to bag, squeezing to coat chicken. Seal and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours, turning occasionally.
Combine remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice, peaches and next 6 ingredients (through red pepper) in a bowl; toss gently. Cover and set aside.
Preheat grill to medium-high heat [I don’t have one, so I used the George Foreman]. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken with salt; place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Cover and grill for 4 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut chicken across the grain into thin slices.
Toast flatbread in oven until warm. Place 1/3 cup nectarine chutney in center of each flatbread. Divide chicken evenly and top with cucumber, onion and arugula. Cut each wrap in half diagonally.
Notes: The flavor from both the marinade and the chutney is AWESOME, and the whole meal is nice and colorful, just how I like it. The ingredients are pretty flexible in terms of measurements and substitutions, so if you’d rather use nectarines or have slightly less of a particular spice than you need, it still works.
What’s your favorite summer sandwich?