Chicken Wrap with Apples and Dried Cranberries

Chicken Wrap with Apples and Dried Cranberries
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Chicken Wrap with Apples and Dried Cranberries

Barbara Kiebel

Chicken Wrap with Apples and Dried Cranberries

Truth is, I seldom eat fast food; not because I'm a goody two-shoes and my mantra is "it shall never pass my lips," but I think mostly because I work from home and there is nothing "fast" about having to go out for a quick meal.

Still, a couple of weeks ago I was running errands and I was hungry and wasn't going to be home for some time so I decided to take the plunge. I saw a Burger King and soon my car was heading through the drive-thru. I hadn't been to a Burger King in years and I was hoping I could just get a Baby Whopper or something… you know, just to tide me over.

Well, son of a gun… they had wraps; see what I miss from never going? The Chicken with Apples and Cranberries sounded appealing and it was available either grilled or fried; I went all the way bad… yes, it was fried baby!

I can't deny, I loved it but I also knew that I wanted to make it at home. How hard could that be? It's not!

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Ingredients

For the chicken strips

  • 1  Cup  panko breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs, crushed
  • 1/2  Cup  finely chopped walnuts
  • 1  Teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  cayenne
  • boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch-wide strips
  • egg, beaten
  • Cooking spray

For the cranberry spread

  • 1/4  Cup  mayonnaise
  • 1/4  Cup  sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 2  Tablespoons  honey
  • 1  Tablespoon  whole-grain mustard
  • 3  Tablespoons  dried cranberries
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the wraps

  • 4-6 flour tortillas
  • head lettuce or 1 bunch spinach
  • Gala or Honeycrisp apples, chopped

Directions

For the chicken strips

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, walnuts, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne together well. Dip the chicken pieces into the egg mixture, then dredge in the breadcrumb mixture.

Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Transfer the chicken to the baking sheet and bake until crispy on outside and lightly browned, turning once, about 10-12 minutes.

For the cranberry spread

In a bowl, mix the mayonnaise, sour cream or yogurt, honey, mustard, and cranberries. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and set aside.

For the wraps

Layer on each tortilla the lettuce, chicken, spread, and apples. Fold, serve, and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
36%
Sugar
33g
37%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
32mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
58g
45%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
41µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
21µg
23%
Calcium, Ca
42mg
4%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
39µg
10%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
72mg
10%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
512mg
34%
Water
36g
1%

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.