Heeeyyyy yoooouuuuu guys! (A little too much Goonies’ in my life time? Yes? No? Totally random??)
I was recently asked to create recipe using a Newman’s Own product. Not only was I asked to do create a recipe but prepare it and film myself demoing the recipe. I had really fun doing this little project, I love creating new recipes, and was at first a little nervous about filming a little ‘homemade’ cooking show. But then I realized that I was at home, cooking in my own kitchen, and it was Eric behind the camera. And even though I stumbled upon my words a teeny, tiny bit, it was WAY easier than my last recorded video cooking segment.
(So here is my ‘homemade cooking show premiere:)
But I digress. On to the food. I chose to make a Southwestern style chicken Caesar salad wrap. To build upon that Southwestern flavor I ‘doctored’ the bottled salad dressing, to create a creamy, slightly spicy Caesar dressing. This meal comes together in less than 30 minutes (minus the marinate time) and costs less than $10 dollars to make. Add in tons of flavor and you’ve got a great meal that will become a family favorite.
Southwestern Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps
By Heather of Kitchen Concoctions: www.kitchen-concoctions.com
Prep Time: 15 minutes Wait Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Serves: 4
1 ½ cup Newman’s Own Lighten Up Caesar Dressing
¼ cup chicken broth (or water)
1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
2 garlic cloves
1 jalapeno, seeds removed and diced
1 tablespoon chicken fajita seasoning
2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts; cut into bite size pieces
1 large red bell pepper, diced
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
3 cups torn romaine lettuce
4 burrito size flour tortillas
Additional Optional Mix-ins:
Combine the first five ingredients in a blender. Puree until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
In a large bowl toss raw chicken pieces with fajita seasoning and 2/3 cup salad dressing mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
After chicken has marinated, heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until heated through, approximately 10 minutes.
Heat tortillas in microwave for 10 seconds. Top each tortilla with some lettuce, cooked chicken, corn, and bell pepper. Drizzle with reserved salad dressing, wrap up and serve.
Disclosure: I received a package of Newman’s Own products and a Flip video camera to participate in this project as part of a Tastemaker program with Newman’s Own and Foodbuzz. All opinions are my own.