The Meal Planner

This recipe was a very happy, thrown-together accident. It wasn't even my accident it was a friend of mine from church. She was hosting a lunch get-together for a bunch of us new mom's. She set out a large platter of grilled chicken with peanut sauce, some wraps, a bunch of fresh fixin's, and some hummus. It all looked and smelled so delicious and I was thankful she had chosen such a healthy lunch for all of us new baby-bodied mom's. But hummus and peanut sauce? We're talkin' Asian and Mediterranean? How does that work?

Oh it works alright. And it works good. After I scarfed down two wraps and I had gone home, I picked up my own bottle of peanut sauce and made these that night for supper. Steve was hooked too. I get it...the nuttiness of the tahini in the hummus goes very nicely with the peanutty sauce. You definitely want to get a good peanut sauce you love though...ours is lovely and peanutty and rich and spicy. Delicious.

I don't feel bad at all when I reach for seconds of this one.

Recipe by Lois Boersma
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Serves 4

4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or 2 breasts) or 2 cups leftover shredded chicken
Your favorite peanut sauce (we love PC Szechuan Peanut Sauce)
Hummus (homemade or store bought)
Whole wheat tortilla wraps
½ cucumber, quartered
1 tomato, deseeded and chopped

Preheat your grill to medium. Season up the chicken with salt and pepper and throw it on your grill once it's hot. It really only needs about 5 minutes per side, just make sure you flip it halfway through. The last five minutes of grilling, brush on some peanut sauce to both sides of the chicken. When the chicken comes off the grill, let it rest for about 5 minutes then either shred it with two forks or chop into bite-sized pieces.

While the chicken is resting, chop the cucumber into ½ inch slices and then quarter them. Remove the center from your tomato with it sitting face up on the chopping board. Then turn on its side and cut in half. Reach inside and pull out all the juice and seeds, leaving the tomato flesh behind. This will keep your wraps from getting soggy. Chop your tomato into small chunks.

When you are ready to eat, spread some hummus on a tortilla and top with tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded chicken and more peanut sauce. Don't feel shy just to slather it on there ;)


Click here for printable version of Fusion Chicken Wraps
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THE RESULTS?
Healthy AND delicious! Great combo. And so is the hummus and peanut sauce. A perfect harmony of mediterranean and asian flavors. It's a great summer grilling recipe as a well as fantastic picnic fare. You'll love it.

And once you've got a great peanut sauce you love, this Szechuan Chicken Wrap is fabulous as well.




This recipe is being entered into the May round up of Original Recipes on Culinarty. Lore hosts this blog event every month and it showcases blogger's own concocted recipes.





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11 Responses
  1. This sounds good (I love funky combos that make one a little skeptical). I will have to try this week. I love wraps. thanks!


  2. Jen B. Says:

    By a happy coincidence, we just had chicken wraps last night, too. I always forget how satisfying and easy wraps are for dinner. Yours looks really good and one I will have to try soon.


  3. gaga Says:

    I always want to make wraps but can never get them to roll up nicely and they fall apart. Yours turned out great though! Is there a secret?


  4. Gaga - There's no secret really, other than make sure they aren't too full of filling. I have a really tough time keeping the wrap together if it's too full. Once you have the filling in, fold in the top and bottom and then roll up tightly.


  5. Kathy Says:

    Ohhhhhh boy, these were good! You are so right, the hummus and the peanut sauce are so good together. Who woulda thought??


  6. Awesome I'm so glad you liked them! I'll have to let my friend know that her bizarre combo is a winner (I'm sure she figured that out though when I downed 2 wraps and asked her to show me the bottle of peanut sauce she used :)


  7. Erica Says:

    I love anything with hummus. This sounds like a great summer recipe! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.


  8. I could pretty much devour a tub of hummus. I LOVE IT TOO :)


  9. Lore Says:

    Sounds intriguing indeed but you're right it does make sense in the end, anyhing nutty should go well with any other nutty stuff.
    Thanks for sending them over to the Original Recipes Round-Up. We'll happily munch on them :)


  10. Thanks for hosting Lore! Can't wait to see the round-up.


  11. Tara Says:

    It's true! The combination of hummus and peanut sauce is stellar! These were super easy and only took minutes to make, perfect after an exhausting day with the kids :-) Jon and I both thought they were awesome!