Edit ModuleShow Tags

Indian-Spiced Chicken Wraps Recipe


Photography Terry Brennan, Food Styling Lara Miklasevics

What’s not to love about a great sandwich? While I often find that a sandwich from a restaurant seems better than one made at home, the secret to getting that quality is in gourmet touches such as seasonings and spreads to ramp up the lunchtime staple. Creative approaches can reshape a classic sandwich and make it into a main dish for dinner as well. In this recipe adapted by Alison Lewis from her book, 400 Best Sandwich Recipes, which appeared in Real Food, the flavors of a cardamom-spiced mixture combine with the Cucumber-Mango Raita for a delightfully flavorful sandwich. Plus, this recipe can be just as good made with gluten-free bread. And any leftover raita can be served with chicken, seafood or pork, or spooned over toasted crostini.

Indian-Spiced Chicken Wraps

Makes 4 servings

1 teaspoon cumin
12 teaspoon coriander
12 teaspoon cardamom
12 teaspoon salt
14 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
14 teaspoon cinnamon
4 (about 112 pounds) boneless skinless chicken cutlets
14 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 naan bread wraps, warmed
1 cup Cucumber-Mango Raita (recipe below)
4 lettuce leaves, iceberg, arugula or other to line naan

Cucumber-Mango Raita
Makes 112 cups

1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and grated
12 medium mango (12 cup), peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
14 teaspoon kosher salt

In a small bowl, combine cumin, coriander, cardamom, salt, pepper and cinnamon. Rub over chicken and drizzle with lime juice. Toss gently. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

For the raita: In a large bowl, combine cucumber, mango, mint and cilantro. Stir in yogurt and salt and mix well. Use immediately or store covered in the refrigerator up to 2 days.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. In batches as necessary, cook chicken 4 minutes per side, until no longer pink inside.

Place naan on a work surface. Spread chicken, raita (14 cup per sandwich) and lettuce among wraps. Fold edges over filling, roll up and serve immediately.

Cook’s Note: You can also grill the chicken for this recipe. Simply preheat a greased grill to medium-high. Cook chicken, covered, 4 minutes per side, until no longer pink inside.

Nutrition info Indian-Spiced Chicken Wraps (Per Serving): Calories 670 (199 From Fat); Fat 23g (Sat. 5g); Chol 116mg; Sodium 1287mg; Carb 50g; Fiber 9g; Protein 54g

Edit ModuleShow Tags

About This Blog

Minnesota Monthly's Taste Blog answers your restaurant and dining questions, dishes on latest discoveries, reflects on breaking news, and generally brings the plate to the page with a skilled crew of experts: Learn more about the Taste bloggers.

Have a food-related question? Email rfischer@mnmo.com

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Taste Blog

Smoky-sweet ribs recipe from a “King of Porc”? Yes, please.

Award-winning co-owner of Corner Table and Revival restaurants Thomas Boemer shares ribs, watermelon, and pie recipes plus tips for a summer barbecue with Southern flair

New Minnesota State Fair Foods 2018

Whet your appetite with this complete list of 27 new foods available this year at the Great Minnesota Get-Together

Fine Spirits Classic Twin Cities 2018

Sip on cocktails prepared by top mixologists and enjoy gourmet fare at Minnesota Monthly's seventh annual Fine Spirits Classic at Orchestra Hall on July 26

Grilled Vegetable and Bratwurst Salad Recipe

Think “outside the bun” and enjoy summer’s favorite grilled brats in a fresh veggie salad for a low-carb alternative

The Twin Cities' Best Hot Dogs

The hottest of hot dogs, to celebrate National Hot Dog Day on July 18

3 Things to Eat This Week: July 11-15

Feast on a fat sandwich, a sweet treat, or something oozy and icy

8 Juicy Places in the Metro

Fresh squeezing and blending superfoods for a super life

Review: Centro Opens in Northeast

Tacos, frozen drinks, and spectacular sides in a unique Northeast space

Cherry and Chocolate Truffle Tart Recipe

Take advantage of the short but sweet cherry season with a luscious cherry and chocolate treat
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags