Healthy chicken wraps with paprika chicken and Mexican style side dishes. In this recipe find out how to make these easy and healthy chicken wraps and the best way to season the chicken. Also get the recipes for easy homemade guacamole and three bean salad, which can be added to the wraps or served as side dishes.
Extra lime wedges and fresh coriander leaves to serve
For the bean salad
2tins of your choice of beans(Borlotti, kidney, black bean, haricot, mixed beans)
1tin of sweetcorn
Pinchof sea salt and pepper
30gfreshly chopped coriander leaves
To make the paprika chicken
Place the cubed chicken into a mixing bowl. Add 2 tsp paprika, 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tsp ground coriander, 2 tsp honey, salt and pepper then mix until the chicken is fully coated.
Place a frying pan or wok on a medium heat and add the oil. Place the seasoned chicken into the frying pan and stir fry for 5-7 minutes or until cooked through.
Whilst the chicken is cooking place the wraps in the microwave for 30 seconds or low oven for 5 minute to slightly warm.
Then either make up the wraps or serve the chicken in a bowl in the centre of the table along with the wraps, lettuce, guacamole, 3 bean salad, coriander and lime. Then let everyone dig in and make up their own chicken wraps.
How to wrap healthy chicken wraps
Lay out the wraps. Dollop on a couple of spoonfuls of guacamole and spread down the middle of each wrap. Leave a 2 inch gap at the bottom for folding over.
Place a few torn lettuce leaves over the top of the guacamole.
Next divide the cooked paprika chicken between the wraps, placing the chicken directly on top of the lettuce.
Then roll up the chicken wraps by folding up the bottom edge of the wrap, then bring the right side, then left side over. Secure with a cocktail stick if necessary.
How to make bean salad
Drain the tinned beans and sweetcorn into a sieve then rinse well with tap water. Transfer the beans and sweetcorn to a mixing bowl.
In a small mug or bowl mix together 2 tsp cider vinegar, 2 tbsp oil, 1 lime juiced, 2 tsp dijon mustard, salt and pepper.
Pour the dressing over the beans and add the coriander leaves. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Can you make the wraps in advance? These wraps can be made and constructed the day before. Once made wrap each wrap tightly in cling film and store in the fridge. Alternatively you can can make up each component (paprika chicken, three bean salad, guacamole) and store separately in the fridge. The wraps can then be freshly put together when you're ready.Can the chicken be seasoned differently? Paprika chicken is just one of many seasoned chicken options. If you prefer just stir fry the chicken as it is for a plain option. Or other seasoning options: lemon juice and tarragon, garlic and rosemary, cumin and caraway, coriander and lime. Or why not try chicken with jerk seasoning like in this jerk chicken taco recipeWhat else can I serve with the chicken wraps? Other ingredients or side dishes that go well with these healthy chicken wraps include: rice, cheese, refried beans, black bean rice, tortilla chips, soured cream, hot sauce, jalapenos, salsa, bell peppers, red onions, beetroot hummus, satay sauce. Also, a bit of guacamole will really add to the flavour of these healthy chicken wraps. You can either use shop bought guacamole or if you have the time make up your own from this simple guacamole recipe.Is this recipe spicy? These paprika chicken wraps are very mild in terms of spice. However if you would like to add more heat you could add a tsp of chilli powder when stir frying the paprika chicken. Alternatively add, chilli peppers, jalapeños, hot sauce or tabasco to the wraps.