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Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap

May/June 2013

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This chicken Caesar salad wrap recipe is elevated by the irresistible smoky flavor of grilled chicken and grilled romaine. Whisk together this easy Caesar salad dressing, toss with the grilled chicken and romaine and wrap it all together for a delicious lunch or dinner.


Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound total), trimmed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 small romaine hearts
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 8- to 9-inch spinach wraps, warmed

Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Combine lemon juice, oil, mayonnaise, garlic and pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Sprinkle chicken with salt. Cut romaine in half lengthwise, leaving root ends intact. Grill the chicken until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Two minutes before the chicken is done, place the romaine on the rack and grill, turning once or twice, until lightly charred and beginning to wilt, 2 to 3 minutes total.
  4. Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Cut the root ends off the romaine, then chop the leaves. Add the chicken, lettuce and Parmesan to the bowl with the dressing; toss until well combined. Fill each wrap with about 1 1/2 cups of the salad and roll closed.

Tips & Notes

  • Oil the grill rack before you grill to keep food from sticking. Bring a little bowl of oil out to the preheated grill along with a folded paper towel and a pair of tongs. Oil the paper towel, hold it with the tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill—it can cause a flare-up.)

Nutrition

Per serving: 429 calories; 16 g fat (4 g sat, 7 g mono); 69 mg cholesterol; 40 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 33 g protein; 5 g fiber; 688 mg sodium; 408 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (138% daily value), Folate (28% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 3 1/2 lean meat, 1 1/2 fat


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Recipe Categories

Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Servings
4
Main Ingredient
Chicken
Preparation/ Technique
Grill/BBQ
Meal/Course
Dinner

Season
Spring
Summer
Type of Dish
Main dish, poultry
Ethnic/Regional
American
Publication
May/June 2013
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