Sunday, November 11, 2012

Chicken Salad Wrap and Sweet Potato Fries

i've been craving chicken salad, and i found this creative take on it, so i decided to give it a whirl.  the recipe is written to serve one, so i made some adjustments to make enough for dinner and leftovers for lunches, and i made some substitutions with ingredients.  the flavors were awesome, and it satisfied my craving.  my only critique is that because almond butter is thick, it was "thick" to eat, if that makes sense.  and if it doesn't, well, you'll have to try the recipe to see what i mean.  

Chicken Salad Wrap

3 c chicken, cooked and shredded
1 Fuji apple, chopped
4 Tbsp golden raisins
10 Tbsp almond butter
4 Tbsp mayonnaise
6 tsp honey
1 head butterleaf lettuce

Mix chicken, apple and raisins in a bowl.  Stir in remaining ingredients and mix well.  Spoon into a leaf of lettuce, roll and serve.

i was looking for a side to go with this already sweet and fruity meal, and i decided to go with sweet potato fries.  the sweetness would tie in well, but the salty would make a nice contrast.  i've tried a couple of different recipes for making fries at home in the oven. and this one is my favorite.  the recipe calls for 5 Tbsp of oil.  in an effort to make this a little healthier, i reduce the amount of oil to 3 Tbsp, 2 on the cookie sheet and 1 tossed with the potatoes.

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