Crunchy Chicken Chipotle Wraps
- Yield servings
- Chipotle Dip:
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 2 tablespoons adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers
- 1 -- chipotle pepper, chopped
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro
- 1/2 cup light olive or vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon mild chili powder
- Technicolor Salad Rolls:
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
- 1/2 cup jasmine rice
- 1/2 teaspoon mild chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
- 2 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
- 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup canned yellow corn
- 1 cup shredded red cabbage
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 large avocado, sliced into 16 thin slices
- 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced into rings and sliced into quarters
- 1 small bunch cilantro, stems removed, coarsely chopped
- 8 -- 8" round rice paper wraps
- 1 large bowl 1/2 filled with warm water
Place red wine, honey, lime juice, adobo sauce, chipotle pepper, salt, black pepper, cilantro, oil, garlic and chili powder in a blender. Blend for approximately 15 – 20 seconds or until contents are smooth and emulsified. Set aside until ready to use.
Place water, chicken bouillon granules, rice, chili powder and garlic in a medium size saucepan over medium heat. Bring contents of a pan to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until all of the rice is absorbed, approximately 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.
Before assembling wraps, set out all ingredients in the following order; lettuce, black beans, corn, red cabbage, cheese, avocado, red onion, cilantro, cooked rice and shredded chicken.
Place the bowl of warm water next to a clean work surface. Submerge one rice paper wrapper into the bowl for approximately 5 seconds or until it starts to soften. Remove it from the water, shake off residual water, and place onto the work surface. To assemble, working quickly, place two heaping tablespoons of the lettuce in a thin strip down the middle of the wrapper leaving 1" border on each end. On one side of the lettuce, place one heaping tablespoon of black beans in a strip, then on the other side, place one heaping tablespoon strip of corn, leaving the same 1" border on each end. Follow the same procedure with the red cabbage (1 heaping tablespoon), cheese (1 rounded tablespoon) and avocado (2 slivers end to end), placing them in strips on alternating sides. Vegetables should appeal to be in stripes when done. Follow this with 2 rounded tablespoons of each of the cooked rice, approximately 2 tablespoons of the shredded chicken, one eighth of the onion and cilantro, carefully sprinkled over the top without disturbing the stripes. To roll up, bring the 1" borders on the ends towards the center, up to the ends of the ingredients. Holding the ends in tact with your middle, ring and pinky fingers, pull the sides up with your thumbs and fore fingers, and tuck the ends under as you roll the contents up "cigar" fashion. As you roll, gently compress the filling to "tighten" the rolls and make them slightly firm. The rolls will easily seal themselves at the end. Place each roll side by side on a serving plate until you have 8 rolls. Serve immediately or, if desired, cover the rolls with a damp paper towel and then with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. Cut in half diagonally and serve with equal amounts of sauce for drizzling into the cut ends as they are eaten.
Serves 4 people, 2 rolls each as a meal or eight people, 1 roll each as an appetizer.