These spicy Cilantro Lime Chicken Wraps are a delicious and healthy quick dinner that are perfect for busy week nights or weekend grilling.
Get ready for some Cilantro Lime Chicken Wraps! If you are like me or just about any other person responsible for cooking dinner on a regular basis, you know that the word ‘chicken’ can get your mouth washed out with soap some nights. Yup, it can be THAT bad of a word at times. How many chicken recipes do you have in your magic recipe box and how many get rotated and forced upon your family to enjoy.. again .. and .. again .. and .. again? Me too!
This recipe is scrumidiliumpiousness rolled up into a wrap (take THAT, Spellcheck!!). Seriously, it’s something healthy and fresh and it doesn’t take very long to prepare at all. Mix the pico and set the yard bird to marinate while you are starting laundry and chasing the kids around or in my case, the dogs around and by the time you are ready to make dinner.. you, the chicken and the pico are all on the same page. You’re happy, the chicken is happy, the kids are happy and you go to bed that night knowing you fed your family a healthy meal that tasted amazing and one they will be asking for again and again.
Start by taking three chicken breasts and putting them into a large zip top bag. In a small bowl, combine of the ingredients except the cilantro. Pour your mixture over your chicken breasts, squeeze out the excess air, seal your bag (very important!) and move your chicken around so all sides are coated in your marinade. Place in your refrigerator and let marinate for 1-2 hours.
When your chicken has marinated for as long as you like, remove the chicken from the zip bag and cook as you prefer. You can grill these for 7-8 minutes on each side or bake them in the oven on 350 for 30 minutes. I like to throw mine in my cast iron pan over medium high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side and then finish in the oven at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. What can I say, I like char.
Once your chicken is cooked, slice on the bias and start piling on your toppings.
I use small flour wraps and after adding my chicken, top with your Ultimate Homemade Salsa, shredded Mexican cheese, sour cream, a squirt of extra lime and a sprinkling of fresh cilantro. The possibilities are endless. This method of preparing the chicken has become one of my favorites. The taste is not overwhelming but it is not bland like a lot of marinades can be. This would be great to do as kabobs or in a salad or just cooked off and served with veggies and a side dish. I promise, you will not be disappointed with this. Chicken just got kicked up to a whole new level.
How do you like to dress your wraps? I could see this with a corn salsa? .. or maybe black beans and guacamole? Oh my.. I’m getting hungry all over again.