Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Quick and Easy Wednesday: another mom lunch idea

Here's another easy lunch that is super fast and healthy:

Chicken Salad and Havarti Cheese Wrap:
(recipe is enough for 2 wraps. Hooray! Lunch for today AND tomorrow!!)

Coarse Salt and ground pepper
1 b/s chicken breast
2 tablespoons light mayo
1/2 shallot, minced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon white-wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2 spinach-flavored wraps
6 thin slices Havart cheese
1 cup baby spinach, washed and dried

1. In a small skillet with a lid, bring 1 inch salted water to a boil. Add chicken. Cover, and cook over medium-low heat., 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let steam, still covered, until cooked through, 10-12 minutes; Remove chicken. When cool enough to handle, thinly slice crosswise.
2. While chicken is cooking, stir together mayo, shallot, mustard, vinegar, and thyme in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper. Add chicken and toss to coat. (You can make the wrap up to this point the night before; you can make the whole thing the night before, but it might be soggy)
3. Lay wrap on a work surface. Leaving a 1-inch border all around, layer with cheese, spinach, then chicken mixture.
4. Fold in sides by about 1 inch, then roll up tightly from the bottom.

voila! And next time, I'm planning on adding in some chopped apple and walnuts. I love a big crunch!


nathalia said...

Anything with Harvarti cheese is divine....

Eva said...

Hi everybody. I want to ask your opinion on the best sugar cookies for valentine's day--soft but not chewy, cookie-cutter-capable, not-overly-sweet so you can add frosting. What is best?