Creamy Dilled Chicken, Cucumber and Tomato Wraps
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8 sandwich halves
- 4 spinach tortillas (8-10-inch)
- 2 chicken breasts, diced in 1/2-3/4-inch bite size pieces
- olive oil to saute the chicken
- 4 -5 large roma tomatoes, slightly seeded and chopped (plum tomatoes)
- 1 -2 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cubed
- 1⁄4 cup black olives, sliced
- 1 medium onion, cut in half and thin sliced
- bibb lettuce
- 1⁄2 cup Greek yogurt (if you can't get greek yogurt see NOTE in the instructions)
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons fresh dill (more if you want to taste)
- 1 pinch sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- ground black pepper
- Dressing -- Mix the yogurt, garlic, fresh dill, sugar, salt and pepper and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
- NOTE: If you can't find greek yogurt, use a plain yogurt. Put a colander over a small bowl and line with a paper towel, add the yogurt and cover with saran wrap. Let it set over night. The moisture will drain out and you will end up with thick yogurt.
- Chicken -- In a medium saute pan, add the olive oil and bring to medium heat. Season the chicken (room temp, or at least not ice cold) well with salt and pepper. Cook until the chicken has a nice crust and tender and moist. Transfer to a plate and let cool and rest.
- Cucumbers -- After peeling, seeding slightly and dicing, I set on a paper towel for just a few minutes to get rid of some of the moisture, as I dice up the rest of the ingredients.
- Tomatoes -- Lightly seed. I cut in half and just squeeze lightly. Most of the seeds and juice come right out, then dice.
- Salad -- Mix the cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, olives, chicken and dressing and toss lightly. You may not need all the dressing, use as much as you want.
- Sandwich -- Add 1-2 bibb lettuce leaves to the spinach tortilla and top with the salad. I usually add a bit more black pepper, but that is up to you.Tuck in the one end like a buritto and then roll them up.
- If the tortillas seem dry, put them in the microwave and top with a damp paper towel and microwave for 10 seconds on medium heat. They will soften right up.
- Serve -- Cut in half and secure each half with a toothpick. ENJOY! I very light healthy sandwich.
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