Saturday, January 10, 2009

Grilled Tomato Basil Chicken Wrap with Bacon

This is one of my old Weight Watchers standby recipes.  The fat has been lowered, so it's all about adding in some flavor pops here. A little Tiger sauce or your favorite hot sauce infused into some light mayo. A boneless skinless chicken breast enhanced with a generous sprinkling of some tomato, basil and garlic seasoning and grilled, and just a bit of salsa at the end, and you got yourself a flavorful wrap here.  Now, even when I'm trying to eat lighter, I still prefer to use real bacon many times rather than turkey bacon. And while I don't mind light mayonnaise, I don't care for most fat free foods at all. So I prefer to use certain "regular" products and just less of them, but to reduce points, you can certainly change those things and use a low fat tortilla instead of the spinach one I used.

Now, let's get to buildin' a wrap!

First, douse both sides of a 4 ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast with Mrs. Dash Tomato, Basil and Garlic Seasoning Blend. Then cut one strip of bacon in half ... well I cut it in half so it fits nicely on my tabletop grill. So pull out your George Foreman grill (don't cha just love that thing?) or a stovetop grill if George doesn't grace your kitchen, and put 'em both on there. Grill until chicken is cooked through and the bacon is the way ya like it.

Stir a teaspoon of light mayo with some Tiger sauce (or other hot sauce) and spread it on top of a spinach tortilla. You'll need to leave a border around the edge through all of the layering for folding and rolling the tortilla up.

Shred some lettuce and spread that on top. I used red leaf here.

Take two thick slices of red onion and spread them on top of the lettuce.

Slice up 1/4 of a tomato and spread that around on top.

Slice the chicken breast and add that.

Break the bacon up and add that to the top.

Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of that.

Top with salsa.

Fold the right and the left sides in toward the middle and around the filling; then fold the bottom up toward the center and begin to roll the tortilla up, rolling it away from you toward the top and tucking the filling in as you go if it begins to squeeze out of the top. Sorry I couldn't snap a picture of this step, but it's pretty much a two-handed process, so I didn't have a free hand. And I was gettin' hungry by this time. So I was in a hurry. Roll it all the way up to look like a burrito.

Cut in half at an angle and enjoy!

Grilled Tomato Basil Chicken Wrap with Bacon
From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish

Mrs. Dash Tomato, Basil & Garlic seasoning blend
4 ounce boneless skinless chicken breast
1 slice of bacon
1 teaspoon Kraft light mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon of Tiger sauce
2 red leaf lettuce leaves, shredded
2 thick slices of red onion
1/4 of a tomato, sliced
1/4 ounce of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 tablespoon salsa
1 Mission Spinach Herb tortilla wrap

Season the chicken breast with Mrs. Dash and grill until cooked through. Cook the bacon to desired crispness. Set both aside. Mix the mayonnaise with the Tiger sauce and spread on top of a spinach tortilla. Top with the shredded lettuce, onion, tomato, cheese and salsa, fold in the sides and roll up. Slice in half on the diagonal and serve with a side of fruit.

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  1. That looks delicous I love wraps and especially with all of those healthy ingredeints.If you want more recipes or if you want to take a look at the collection of tips I have for grilling you can visit

  2. That looks so good, and easy. I like wraps and anything that gets me fresh veggies.

  3. Those look awesome! I'm a big wrap fan. I eat them for lunch almost daily. I can't wait to try this!

  4. I made this last night for the family. We all enjoyed the recipe. Also, it was very easy to prepare. Great for the hot summer months too!

  5. Just stumbled upon your site today. To my shame, I'm a South Louisiana girl that can hardly boil water. I've always been afraid to get in there and just do it. Thanks so much for making your recipes easy to follow. I appreciate you taking the time to include pictures. I now have more confidence that I can actually do this. I'm excited! Thanks again!

    1. You're welcome!! I'll be looking forward to see what you try - you can do it!!


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