Easy Chicken Tortillas

Hummph !!! Those capricious hunger pangs have a way of sneaking up at the most unexpected hours. Apart from making a regular call every afternoon, they have been getting more and more frequent as I find myself getting involved in more and more physical activities. Exercise and smart eating choices have helped me reduce weight, boost metabolism and feel more energetic than I did even in my early twenties. But of course, the obvious side effect has also manifested itself !

An active lifestyle often calls for smaller and more frequent meals. And tortillas stuffed with a good dose of protein and fibre is a smart anytime snack/meal. The protein can come from sources like grilled fish, chicken or even paneer. Vegans can opt for chickpeas or tofu. Lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, a variety of peppers, cabbage and onions add the fiber and make it even more filling.

This is one such whole wheat tortilla recipe in which I have used grilled chicken and a few veggies. But it is the addition of a gourmet sauce which takes this recipe to another level of deliciousness. The Sprig range of gourmet sauces are something that one can try if you like a touch of magic to your everyday dishes. Read on -


















Preparation Time - 30 mins

Ingredients -

For the tortillas -
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • warm water

For the stuffing -
  • 1 cup of bite sized chicken pieces
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves (finely minced)
  • freshly ground pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp Sprig Alphonso Mango and Jalapeno Pepper sauce
  • 2 cups colored peppers
  • 7-8 lettuce leaves
  • 1/3 cup tomato slices
  • 1/3 cup cucumber slices

Preparation - Take a large mixing bowl. Add the flour, salt and olive oil. Mix in. Then add just enough water to make a smooth dough.

Smear with a few drops of olive oil. Let it rest for 15 mins.

Knead it again for 5 mins. Then divide into 8-9 balls . Roll out each ball into a circle on a lightly floured working surface.

Marinate the chicken with salt, lime juice, minced garlic and pepper for 30 mins. 

Cooking - Heat a oven to 200 C. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and spread the marinated chicken pieces. Roast for 12-14 mins or till tender.  Sprinkle the Mango and Jalapeno sauce. Toss lightly and put the tray back in the oven for another minute or two.

In a large bowl, add all the veggies. Toss in the chicken. Season with salt and pepper.

Heat a skillet . Rub in a few drops of oil on the surface. Add the tortillas one by one and cook on each side for about a minute on medium flame. Once small brown dots appear on the surface, they are done.

Layer the stuffing on one half of each tortilla. Sprinkle a little more Mango and Jalapeno sauce if you like it hot. Fold over. 

Grab one and get going !!!
















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