Whether you’re trying to make the most of your 1 hour lunch away from work, have tiny little mouths to feed, or simply can’t afford to spend hours in front of the stove – lunch time can be a very hectic time of day. So wouldn’t it be great if you could prepare a tasty and warm, yet effortless lunch in under 15 minutes? Yes it would – and that’s exactly what we’re gonna do today!
Since I live and work in the centre of town I quite often spend my lunch times at home. Not only does does that help me get some little chores done around the house, but I also manage to save an absolute fortune on lunch!
Of course, coming home for lunch also means that I have to prepare my food and eat it within 30-40 minutes – an amount of time that doesn’t quite allow for extravagant meal choices, nor is it enough to heat up most frozen meals! So anything that’s tasty and quick to prepare is a winner in my books!
Unfortunately, I’m also a creature of habit. I find a meal I like, eat it until I can no longer stomach the thought of it, and most likely never touch it again. I have ruined many a nice recipe for myself this way (it’s been about 4 years since I last ate carbonara – and I used to love it!).
So that’s when I came up with this nifty little idea – Lunching with Laura. I share my favourite recipes (which may not always be quick lunch recipes), you have the chance to find a new recipe or some inspiration for your own derivations, and I am inspired to keep to a varied diet. Win-win-win.
So without further ado, let’s get into today’s lunch recipe:
Chicken Salad Wraps
What you’ll need for this recipe:
|1. Cut the lettuce into strips and dice the tomatoes and cucumber. Dice the chicken and add all chopped ingredients into a bowl. (Please note that the chicken must be pre-cooked. You can use leftover chicken from the night before, cook raw chicken how ever you would normally, purchase cooked chicken from the supermarket, or even heat up frozen chicken!)|
2. Add the sour cream and mayonnaise to the bowl and mix well. Then, add the garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and once again mix thoroughly.
3. Divide the mixture between the wraps and grill for 5 minutes. If you do not have a grill, you could also use a panini press, or even heat them up in the oven or microwave.
And that’s it – quick, simple, and delicious!
When I made these wraps myself, I used some southern fried chicken steaks that I had cooked the night before, and it tasted wonderful! But feel free to use any kind of chicken. My only advice is please don’t prepare the wraps and then spend 30 minutes photographing them for your blog… Eat them while they’re hot.
To wrap it up (ha-ha-ha), here’s a pin-able and print-able recipe!