Posted by zheen | Posted in Finger Food | Posted on 28-08-2011
Wraps are really good especially if you have to serve something on a picnic table which is fast and easy to prepare. Grills and baked chicken are very popular picnic dishes but somehow, it doesn’t make up something healthy. Infusing chicken with green leafy vegetables in an easy to prepare sandwich wrap is a great choice for a delicious and healthy picnic meal.
Chicken is highly recommended because of its advantages. For your daily recipes and holiday meals, chicken is a versatile ingredient that you can use in many kitchen recipes. It’s a great choice for picnic meals since it’s readily available and easy to prepare. The numerous selections of chicken meat products – from boneless, thigh, to skinless, you’ll be able to find the best chicken meat product for your own recipe.
Since there are many issues about meat products these days, you can never be too careless in picking up chicken meat in local and supermarkets. Focusing your attention on expiry dates is quite good, but you definitely have to make some standard in choosing the best and freshest chicken in the market. Here are some of the things that you should do in picking up chicken meat products.
■ First, you should check the meat product’s packaging. If you buy it from supermarkets, it should inform you that it has been inspected by the government. Look for something that isn’t leaking – the packaging is not broken.
■ You should inspect the chicken’s quality. The skin color must be creamy white or yellowish. For the meat – it must be pasty or gray. If it emits an unpleasant odor after unpacking it, there must be something wrong with it. Leave it open for a couple of minutes – if the odor is still there, it must not be used.
If you’re not going to use it for days, proper storage must be applied to avoid spoilage. Freezing it in your refrigerator will make it last for a month or two. However, you should consider wrapping it a freezer paper or plastic wrap. If you don’t need a whole chicken, you should cut in into pieces before freezing it. Smaller pieces tend to freeze quickly and you can unfreeze it faster too.
If you’re going to make a healthy chicken wrap recipe, you will need tortillas in your ingredients. You can buy tortillas in local and supermarkets as well but you should know that these products expires for a week or too. Make sure you check its packaging before purchasing it. On the other hand, you can also make your own fresh tortillas using simple ingredients and tools in your kitchen. If you want the freshest tortillas for your chicken wrap, making it for yourself is the best. Here are the ingredients and steps that you can do to make fresh tortillas.
◉ 1 cup of lard or vegetable shortening
◉ 8 cup(s) of flour
◉ 2 teaspoon(s) of baking powder
◉ 2 teaspoon(s) of sat
◉ 2 cup(s) of water or warm milk
◉ Mix the baking powder, salt, and flour in a large bowl
◉ Mix the vegetable shortening until there are no more lumps
◉ Make a small hole in the middle of the mixed ingredients
◉ Add some water or warm milk (1/2 cup at a time). Mix everything until it looks smooth.
◉ Cover for 10 minutes and make small dough balls.
◉ Roll out the balls (this will make a flattened shape of tortillas).
◉ Cook the tortilla for a couple of minutes.
Chicken Wrap with Alfalfa and Spinach Recipe
Once you have the fresh chicken and homemade tortilla, you can proceed on making your healthy chicken wrap recipe. It’s pretty versatile so you can add more vegetables and other healthy ingredients as you like. Here is an easy chicken and vegetable wrap recipe that you and your family will surely enjoy on a weekend picnic trip.
◉ 8 Alfalfa Sprouts (A great source of vitamins and minerals, dietary fibers – good for those who are on a diet, and chlorophyll. This is also a great appetizer for bigger meals.)
◉ 2 cup(s) of fresh chopped spinach
◉ 6 ounce(s) of skinless breast (cooked)
◉ 1 ounce of cream cheese
◉ Tortillas (The one you made or bought in the supermarket.)
◉ Place the tortilla on a clean and smooth surfaced table
◉ Put the cream cheese on the tortilla – about ½ inches in layer
◉ Spread the alfalfa, spinach, and cooked chicken on top of the tortilla
◉ Fold the tortilla in half, tuck the bottom in, and roll it over.
◉ Serve on a clean plate (plain or garnished)
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