Chicken wraps

IMG_0909These healthy little snacks are delicious and easy to make.

I’ve used my own roti’s but you could use lebanese flat breads or similar or even tortillas but I don’t really like the supermarket ones as they taste a bit sweet and plasticy?!

Ingredients

Some roti (or other flat bread)

6 Chicken thigh fillets

For the chicken thigh marinade

– 2 teaspoons garlic powder

– 2 teaspoons ginger powder

– 2 teaspoon paprika (not the sweet Spanish kind – the Indian type)

– salt and pepper to season

– olive oil

juice of half  a lemon

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For the “sort of” guacamole

1 ripe avocado

4 small ripe tomatoes

juice of half a lime

So for proper guacamole, you’ll also need to add some red onions, corriander and maybe a little red chilli!? I didn’t have these, so, this is a sort of guacamole.

Romaine Lettuce – washed and cut into chunky strips.

Method.IMG_0864

Mix the marinade ingredients together and rub into the chicken thigh fillets adding enough oil to allow it to coat everything liberally. Allow to marinade for at least 15mins – but if you’re organised enough to do it the night before or even in the morning before work all the better. I was not that organised.

Half the avocado and remove the stone and skin. Roughly chop it up. Keep half as a rough chop and smash half of it into a paste with the flat of the knife and a bit of salt on the chopping board. If you squeeze a little lime over all of this, it will help prevent it going brown too quickly.

Finely dice the tomatoes and add to the avocado in a bowl, mix well with some salt, pepper, olive oil and the juice of half the lime. Stir well and cover and keep in the fridge until you need it.

I grilled the chicken on the gas barbecue (lid down). This 1. prevents the house from smelling smokey – which annoys my wife. 2. Allows the fat to drain away. 3. Gives a lovely smokey flavour to the meat. 4. Saves me having to wash a pan up. …. But you could use a hot griddle pan on the hob if you fancied.

IMG_0907Once grilled, allow the chicken to stand (and appreciate the lovely smell and griddle marks) for a couple of minutes before slicing into chunky strips. IMG_0906

Place a dollop and smear the guacamole onto a roti; load with chicken and top with some lettuce. Roll and enjoy!

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