Monday, December 15, 2008

Thai One On

You can lead a man to water, but you can't make him cook? Not true in this case. Vern has been getting into the swing of things in the kitchen. Or at least making an effort at it when I ask him to help.

We wanted to try something different. Vern has had Thai food before, but I never have. We found an easy recipe that seemed relatively healthy and easy, so we gave it a try.

Thai Chicken Salad Wrap - serves 4


  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cabbage
  • 2 green onions, cut into slivers
  • 1 small carrot, shredded
  • 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. chopped peanuts
  • 4 large (10-inch) flour tortillas

Peanut dressing:

  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • Dash hot red pepper flakes (optional)

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, simmer the chicken breasts in the chicken broth over low heat for about 10 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from broth and let cool completely. (If you're using leftover grilled or roasted chicken, skip this step.)
  2. When the chicken is cool, shred it, by hand, into long shreds — just pull the chicken apart along the grain of the meat. Place in a bowl. Add the cabbage, green onions, carrot and cilantro and toss to mix.
  3. In a blender or food processor, blend together all the ingredients for the peanut dressing until smooth and creamy. Pour this mixture into the chicken salad and toss to coat.
  4. Lay a tortilla on a plate and spoon 1/4 of the chicken mixture onto the middle of the tortilla. Sprinkle with some of the chopped peanuts, fold in the bottom and top, and then fold over the sides as tightly as possible. If you're eating immediately, cut the wrap diagonally in half and serve. If you're planning to eat it later, wrap securely in plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time.

The only change I would make to this recipe as it was originally written would be to warm the tortillas in the microwave or oven before filling.

This recipe was a definite keeper.


Ashley Y. said...

Looks pretty tasty :)

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

That looks delicious! And probably tastes even better because you got someone else to make it for you. I only WISH that would happen in my house. :)