Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Chicken Lettuce Wraps

When the weather turns warmer, I find it quite hard to convince myself to turn on the oven or cook over a hot stove, so I have a few go-to recipes in my back pocket just waiting for a warm spring/summer evening. This recipe is the first one I think of. My friend Amber made it for me one night and since then, it has become one of my favorite recipes. Here are the things you will need...


Living Lettuce 
(Any wide leafed lettuce will do. Iceberg or Romaine would work fine.)
Rotisserie Chicken
Chickpeas
Garlic
Greek Yogurt
Lemon or Lime
Cilantro
Tomato
Avocado
(salt, pepper, and cumin)

First I make the hummus. (There will be lots left over so I buy extra veggie such as red bell peppers or carrot chips to dip later as a snack.)

Drain and rinse 1 can of chickpeas...



Next, I add 8 oz. of Greek Yogurt, the drained and rinsed Chickpeas, 2 cloves of Garlic, a handful of Cilantro, juice of 1/2 a Lemon or 1 Lime, 1 Tbs. Sriracha Hot Sauce (This is hot stuff so it's up to you how much or even IF you add this, but it give a wonderful flavor to the hummus.) Salt, Pepper, and Cumin to taste. 


Now just whizz it up in your blender to smooth and creamy. In the end, I needed a bit more liquid, so I added 2 Tbs of Newman's Own Olive Oil and Vinegar Dressing. This adds another great flavor punch too. If you don't want to add this you can just add a bit more yogurt.


Now find yourself a sweet little helper and start building your lettuce wraps! :)


Spread the hummus over the lettuce...


Then add your chicken, tomato and avocado. And voila! You have an amazingly yummy, and super easy dinner!


Wouldn't they be great of a picnic??




YUM!!! Hope you love them as much as I do! :)



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