Hello everybody! I’m back with another recipe! Today, I’ll be sharing with you all a recipe I came up with recently. I’ve been trying to eat healthier in efforts to become more energetic and less fatigued. I finally went to the grocery store last week and was able to get a lot of healthy ingredients. I got a lot of fresh vegetables thinking that I could put some salads together, but when I got home, I realized that I did not pick up salad dressing! Lettuce, cheese, chicken, beets, etc. I picked up essentially everything else I needed except for that one crucial item. It was quite a stressful situation indeed, but did that stop me? No! I looked online to find simple salad dressing recipes only to realize that I did not have the ingredients the recipes were calling for. There was only one answer to a situation like this: experiment. And that is where the inspiration for today’s spicy Asian chicken spinach wrap came from! Now, without further ado, let’s get cooking!
For this recipe, you will need:
- Soy sauce
- Lime juice
- Raw honey
- Cooking oil
- Chicken breast
- Black pepper
- Jalapeño or serrano pepper
- Leafy greens (I’m using an assortment of lettuce, kale, chard, spinach, and spring mix)
- Feta cheese (not pictured)
- Spinach wrap tortilla
In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, Sriracha, raw honey, and lime juice together. Use a ratio of approximately one part soy sauce, one part Sriracha, one and a half part raw honey, and two parts lime juice. I just put together whatever ingredients I had, and I discovered this gem of a dressing! I’ve been obsessed with this and have been using it not only for wraps but also for salads.
For those of you who aren’t a huge fan of honey, try using white gold honey. I’m mentioning this because I’m not a huge fan of regular honey, but I really like raw white gold honey. My dad ordered the one I’m using today from Canada so I’m not sure if you can find it at your local grocery store, but if you can find it, try it out! Honey is a healthier alternative to white sugar because it is comprised of a lot of different complex types of sugar, causing the body to utilize more energy to break it down. This means your body would retain less calories from consuming honey instead of white sugar.
Setting that aside, let’s chop the vegetables first. You’ll want to cut the vegetables before the chicken to avoid cross contamination of pathogens. If you cut the chicken first and don’t wash the cutting board before chopping the vegetables, you risk food poisoning from salmonella because we will be using the vegetables raw. You could just wash the cutting board after cutting the chicken breast first, but cutting the meat afterwards saves some time.
Alright, now you’ll want to cut the chicken breast along the grain.
Next, heat a frying pan on medium heat. Use a small amount of cooking oil, just enough so that the chicken won’t stick to the pan. Place the strips of chicken breast on the pan and lightly flavor it with salt and black pepper. Grill until fully cooked and slightly brown.
After grilling, place the chicken aside and turn heat to low. Wipe off cooking oil using a paper towel. Heat the spinach wrap tortilla until warm and more pliable. This will help make the wrapping process easier by not tearing. You could also add the feta cheese at this point if you want to slightly warm it up.
Now for the fun part! The assembling!
I’ve placed the leafy greens as the base, then the chicken, and the chopped vegetables on top. For the finishing touch, a drizzle of dressing!
If you’re not experienced with wrapping, don’t be worried! It might take a few practices, but the most important step, in my opinion, is to make sure the sides are completely folded in and secured. This will ensure that your wrap doesn’t fall apart on you after taking a few bites.
Hope you like this recipe! Let me know what you think of it if you do try it out for yourself! Cheers!