Curried Chicken Wraps

20 Jun

I love curry… I discovered my love for Indian (and other Middle-Eastern) cuisine while studying abroad in New Zealand. There were authentic Indian restaurants in every town. This is a quick and healthy recipe with “sweet as” flavor (New Zealand saying). Sweet as what? No… just “sweet as”, bro (said more like “bru”).

I was surprised to find how much I love this curried chicken wrapped in a cabbage leaf! The crunch it gives is essential. This is slightly adapted from MyRecipes.

Ingredients:

1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts

2 tbsp red curry paste*

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 medium-sized English cucumber, diced

1/2 small onion, chopped

1 tbsp oil (vegetable or olive)

4-8 cabbage leaves, you can either split your serving in two leaves or have it all in one

cilantro

lime

*I used a red curry paste that has additional seasonings and isn’t as potent so I used 3 tbsp of it; pure red curry paste is best, but make do with what you can find at your supermarket.

Directions:

Cut the chicken into many small pieces, combine it with the curry paste and salt. Add the oil to a large sauce pan and cook the chicken.

Halfway through the cooking process add the onion and cucumber. Cook until chicken is done and tender.

This recipe serves 4… like I said you can either have 2 small cabbage leaves full or one fairly big leaf full. Add chopped cilantro and fresh lime juice. Fold the cabbage leaf around the curried chicken and enjoy! *Do not use the darker colored cabbage leaves that are on the outside of the vegetable… not good. How do I know? I wish it wasn’t from experience.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:

Calories: 174   Fat: 5g (saturated .6g)   Protein: 26.7g   Fiber: .3g   Sodium: 507mg

Left-overs? If you don’t want to eat it in a cabbage wrap again you can wrap the meat (use a lot less, 1/2 or less of what you stuffed the cabbage with) in a flour tortilla. Add some sliced tomato, julienned cabbage, cilantro, and lime. Add a little mozzarella cheese or other light flavored cheese if you want as well.

 

 

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