Summer days can be full of afternoons spent at the pool, parties with friends, yard work, and long warm evenings. With all that fun going on, who wants to spend time in the kitchen, standing over a stove, preparing dinner for the family? After all, someone may have just started a campfire and smores will be ready pretty soon!
Greek Chicken Wraps
Fresh, filling, and with the tangy flavors of feta cheese, cucumbers, and tomatoes, this recipe for Greek Chicken Wraps is a perfect recipe for the dog days of summer. Even though the wraps are full of crisp, refreshing veggies, this recipe will give you a dinner that will fill everyone up.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
If your chicken breasts are thicker than about a quarter of an inch, placethem between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound them thinner with a meatmallet or a rolling pin.
Salt and pepper the chicken breasts all over. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with the Italian seasoning. Put the chicken on the foil-lined pan. Bake the chicken at 350 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes or until they test 165 degrees on a meat thermometer.
While the chicken is cooking, you can prepare the vegetables and cook the rice. Chop the tomatoes into cubes that are about ¼ inch square. Peel the cucumber and dice them as well. Wash the lettuce and shred it. Put two cups of water into a saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Add the rice to the saucepan and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot with a tightly fitted lid and simmer for 15 minutes. Take the rice from the heat and set it aside.
Set out all of your veggies along with the olives, cheese, and tortillas into small dishes to make creating your wraps easier.
When the chicken is cooked, take it out of the oven and shred it. Put the chicken into a bowl and set it out with the rest of the toppings.
Top your tortillas with chicken, rice, tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, feta cheese, and then drizzle with a couple of tablespoons of the Greek-style dressing. Roll the wrap up and enjoy!
Often, the first temptation is to grab a package of hot dogs or a sandwich and skip all that cooking stuff. However, after a few nights, that option will get old, and eating those kinds of things day after day might wreak havoc on your waistline and your diet. That is why you need our recipe for Greek Chicken Wraps. This is one recipe that you and your family will love, not only because it takes little prep time, but also because it is delicious and satisfying without making you too hot.If you have been puttering with a small vegetable garden, this is one recipe that takes advantage of all of the delicious produce that may be coming from the veggie patch. Tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce plants may make so many vegetables that you might have a hard time eating them all. This recipe can use up some of those veggies with new and exciting flavor combinations.Another great thing about this recipe is that you can make everything ahead of time. You can bake the chicken and put it in the refrigerator, and put it on the wraps cold. You can also chop all the veggies and put them in containers with airtight lids. When dinner time comes, just pull everything out of the fridge and let everyone dig in. This is a great way to avoid heating up the house by turning on the oven in the hot, late afternoon hours of a warm summer's day. This also means that these fixings are an excellent choice for packing in a cooler or picnic basket for a dinner enjoyed al fresca, whether it is in your own backyard or at the top of a mountain after a long, invigorating hike.If you want to double up on the meal prep, you can double the size of the chicken batch that is made. Then, when you have baked and shredded the chicken, allow it to cool and pack half of it into a zip-top freezer bag. Freeze the chicken and in a few weeks when you are running behind, you will already have one of the biggest components of this recipe prepped and ready to go. Just thaw it in the microwave for a minute or so. You can do the same thing with the rice in this recipe.Our list of toppings is not exhaustive. To increase the protein and fat levels in our Greek Chicken Wraps recipe, smear a dollop of hummus on the wraps before you add more toppings. Additionally, things like bacon, chopped red onion, bell peppers, or thinly sliced zucchini will make these wraps even more nutritious and delicious.