So my son Lucas came home from school yesterday with his mate, and said: We’re having chicken wraps right? I’ve told him we’re having chicken wraps! Come on Mum, it’s our favourite!
No notice at all… didn’t he think to mention it in the morning before school?
I know, a 5 year old’s brain doesn’t work in that way!
Problem was… I was ready and prepped to make sausages and mash.
Okay, so I wouldn’t say yes everyday… but today I had a little more time on my hands and decided I was up for a challenge. Plus I’m so happy his favourite is chicken wraps (not pizza or something similar!) I also love tortillas and fajitas… and to be honest I am very disappointed by the gluten free ones available. Bit like cardboard in my opinion!
Then if you go for regular ones, the amount of E numbers and artificial ingredients, not to mention sugar and salt, is outrageous!
So here we go… My Son’s Favourite Chicken Wrap Dinner (he’ll thank me one day I’m sure!)
For the wraps
- 100g GF white flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 50g brown rice flour (you could use 150g GF flour – but I like to add something wholemeal to add fibre)
- 1.5 tbspons of olive oil
- 150ml to 200ml of water
Mix the flours, salt, oil and water together. It should resemble more of a pancake batter – quite runny. Leave it to stand for about 10 minutes.
Then heat a frying pan, and wipe with a little bit of oil or coconut oil. Cook on each side for just a minute or two – you want them soft like pancakes, not crispy.
Use straight away – or allow to cool and use to make wraps for lunch boxes and snacks.
For the chicken filling
Wraps are a great way to use up any ingredients you have in the fridge. You can make a fajita style filling, or just use some cooked chicken and salad.
For a fajita style filling – just sautee some onions and garlic, add in the veggies of your choice – carrots and peppers work well. Then add in chicken slices, a squirt of tomato purée or tomato ketchup, pinch of smoked paprika and a splash of water.
If you’re just cooking up some chicken breast to use with salad – I like to coat the chicken in a mixture of honey (1tsp), mustard (1/2 tspn) and 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds, with a drizzle of oil, plus a bit of seasoning. Gently fry for about 8 to 10 mins until cooked.
Then put lots of bits and bobs in pots to let the kids assemble their own wraps – bit of plain yoghurt or sour cream; some grated cheese; mashed avocado (with a little salt, lemon juice and coriander), bits of lettuce, chopped tomato (can add some parsley, mint and squeeze of lemon).
Lay out your wraps, add your toppings and chicken, roll and serve! Yummy and delicious!