Asian Chicken Wraps with Steamed Snap Peas

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 16, 2008

Ingredients
4 burrito size flour tortillas ($.50)
3 chicken breasts ($2.21)
Teriyaki Sauce or Marinade ($.50)
1-2 Tbsp tahini ($.05)
1/4 cup peanuts, finely chopped ($.25)
1/2 bag baby carrots ($.49)
Handful romaine lettuce ($.10)
1 bag Snap peas ($.99) Manager’s Special Baby!

**Want a GF variety of this…replace the tortilla with a large piece of lettuce and make lettuce wraps (omit the “interior” lettuce if you so desire)!

Directions
1. Combine teriyaki sauce/marinade with tahini.
2. In skillet, add sauce mixture and chicken. Saute chicken about 5 minutes on each side until cooked through (Cooking times will vary depending on thickness of the chicken).
3. Once chicken is cooked, slice it into strips.
4. Shred carrots (I used baby carrots because that’s what I had… “an adult” carrot will work just fine too :)
5. Rinse and pat dry the snap peas. Place them in a saucepan with about 1/2 inch of water. Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Season steamed snap peas with a pinch or two of salt.

6. Assemble wrap by adding chicken, shredded carrots, lettuce, peanuts in the tortilla. Serve with side of steamed snap peas.

Cost $5.09

What’s YOUR favorite “Wrap”??? It seems like the possiblities are endless…I’d love to hear what your favorites are!!!

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle December 16, 2008 at 6:12 pm

we’ve done a couple here. I like the pizza wrap….mozzarella, pizza sauce, and your favorite pizza toppings. zap for 30-40 seconds in microwave until hot.

greek chicken salad wrap. lettuce, tomatoes, feta, black olives, red onion, peppers and grilled chicken with an oregano vinaigrette.

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Leigh December 16, 2008 at 6:35 pm

I make a bacon, spinach, tomato wrap…with a little bit of cheddar. So very yum. To make it GF, wrap everything up in the spinach leaves instead of wrapping it in the wrap!

I can’t wait to try this one!!

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Tina December 16, 2008 at 6:41 pm

Sounds yummy. I need to do more wraps, it’s something I tend to forget for some reason.

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Noah's Mommy December 16, 2008 at 8:29 pm

I love wraps…and they are so good for you….I’m putting this one on my weekly menu…for sure….

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Noah's Mommy December 16, 2008 at 8:29 pm

I love wraps…and they are so good for you….I’m putting this one on my weekly menu…for sure….

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Christine December 16, 2008 at 8:38 pm

I use leftover pork roast (recipe in the crockpot with 8 oz of tom. sauce, 1/2 c. soy sauce and 1/4 c sugar) and mix with a bit of ground ginger, pull the meat apart and wrap in lettuce leaves with some water chestnuts, shredded carrots, etc. I made this for a “dinner date in” with my hubby and added some white rice. He loved it!

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Sherry December 16, 2008 at 8:47 pm

Oh, man! This sounds divine!!

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Katy December 16, 2008 at 9:21 pm

looks yummy

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Melissa December 16, 2008 at 10:23 pm

These sound so good!! I will have to fix these. We like to have bacon, chicken ranch wraps. I take chicken breasts & slice them, put a slice of swiss or provolone cheese, bacon & ranch dressing. Add lettuce, or onions & tomatoes also. They are very good!!

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Stephanie December 16, 2008 at 10:34 pm

Yum! This sounds delish!!

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Eathan December 16, 2008 at 11:52 pm

This sounds great… I’ve gotta try this one

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misty December 17, 2008 at 9:57 am

Yummy!

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CookinsForMe December 17, 2008 at 1:57 pm

We like cheesesteak wraps made with lean beef (leftover roast works very well) and raw shredded broccoli and carrots. That with a side salad costs us just a couple of bucks and is very tasty and nutritious. When my kids were young they liked peanut butter and fruit wraps. I’d spread a little peanut butter on a homemade tortilla and toss in a hand full of diced apple or pear, a few raisins and some raw sunflowers or almonds. The kids ate them up and never said no to those. :)

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hrw102779 December 17, 2008 at 10:49 pm

You can easily get this under $5 by making your own tortillas. They don’t take much time and taste SOO good! (They also freeze well ;))
* 4 cups flour
* 2 tsp. salt
* 1 stick butter, softened
* 1 1/2 cups water

Mix all ingredients. Form into golf ball size balls. Roll out flat into a circle. Cook on each side in a dry non-stick pan until starting to brown.

We use whole wheat flour around here!

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The Mangerchine's December 18, 2008 at 10:16 am

My favorite wrap would be whole wheat tortilla, red leaf lettuce, light mayo, turkey and avacdo… you could call it Californian, it’s also great with alfafa sprouts!BR/BR/I also love hummus with assorted roasted veggies. Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil drizzeled with balsamic vinagrette. Chicken fajita wrap. And I second the greek wrap above, sounds divine!BR/BR/Shannon

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The Mangerchine's December 18, 2008 at 10:16 am

My favorite wrap would be whole wheat tortilla, red leaf lettuce, light mayo, turkey and avacdo… you could call it Californian, it’s also great with alfafa sprouts!

I also love hummus with assorted roasted veggies. Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil drizzeled with balsamic vinagrette. Chicken fajita wrap. And I second the greek wrap above, sounds divine!

Shannon

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Michele @ Frugal Granola December 18, 2008 at 6:34 pm

These Asian Turkey wraps are my absolute favorite: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/ASIAN-TURKEY-LETTUCE-WRAPS-106963

I leave out the hoisin sauce, and I use my homemade peanut sauce instead of store-bought.

Blessings,
Michele

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Monica December 18, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Don’t you just love the Kroger Managers Special?? I can’t even tell you the deals I’ve gotten there, espeically in produce. My Kroger regularly has “almost expired” bread and buns for 25 – 40 cents per loaf/package. That’s better than I can get at the discount bread store.

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Ali December 22, 2008 at 9:18 am

My favorite wrap is a chicken philly wrap. It’s so simple. Take any kind of wrap (we use whole wheat) and put grilled onions and peppers along with grilled chicken. Spread thousand island dressing onto wrap and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. So good!

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newlyweds January 3, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Great idea, and looks so delicious.

I love my Thai Turkey Tacos they are so flavorful and healthy.

here is the link to my recipe.
http://newlyweds.wordpress.com/2008/10/21/thai-turkey-tacos/

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Leah May 20, 2009 at 3:20 pm

I like a vegitarian burrito wrap – mix one can of corn, once can of black beans, and one can of rotel or diced tomatoes, spoon into tortillas and top with shredded cheese, wrap top with a little more cheese if desired and bake in oven at 425 for about 10 min.

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Jennifer Higgins July 18, 2009 at 9:54 am

Erin,

When it says Manager’s Special it means that the product will or has expired in a few days. I bought a manager’s special once and that it got all molded in a few days.

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April January 7, 2010 at 5:54 pm

We made these last night and they were awesome, and the perfect amount of carbs for my diabetic daughter.

They were so good that I had the leftovers for lunch today!

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Amanda February 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm

@Jennifer Higgins, I don’t usually have good luck with Kroger’s produce. Once, I actually picked out some apples right after I watched them get stocked, thinking they looked great of course. When I brought them home and started to slice them everyone of them was completely rotten on the inside. I have better luck with produce from Meijer or Walmart.

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