Garam Masala Chicken Wraps

Want to mix up weeknight dinners?  How about some tasty Garam Masala Chicken Wraps?

Want to mix up weeknight dinners? How about some Garam Masala Chicken Wraps?“Have fun!  See you in an hour or two!”  Whenever my wife’s parents come to visit, she always heads out with her Mom to get Indian food.  Her Dad and I have never been big Indian food fans, so we’d head over to a local sports bar for burgers and beers.  This arrangement worked well for a number of years.  But then something happened.  I kinda started to like Indian food.

My parents-in-law have been up visiting a lot since little Robbie was born back in November.  Needless to say, there have been several late-afternoon runs to my wife’s favorite Indian restaurant for take-out.  The father-in-law and I would usually scrounge up some leftovers on those nights, but Laura would always ask gently persuade me to try a couple bites of her Indian food.  I don’t know if it was hunger or sheer exhaustion, but I gave in a couple of times.  And then I started asking for a second bite.  You should’ve seen the look on her face…

Want to mix up weeknight dinners? How about some Garam Masala Chicken Wraps?The other night, I decided to whip up some healthy wraps for us for dinner.  But I decided to be ‘adventurous’ and go with an Indian flare.  I marinated some chicken and whipped up an easy raita topping for the wraps.  (This is the same raita I used for these Curry Burgers.)  After grilling up that chicken, I rolled it all up in a couple of Flatout Flatbread Wraps.  Boom.  Dinner done in less than 30 minutes.  (Truthfully, this dinner would only take about 15 minutes if you make the raita and the marinade at the same time.)

Want to mix up weeknight dinners? How about some Garam Masala Chicken Wraps?We use Flatout wraps quite often to make quick and easy dinners around here.  For these Garam Masala Chicken Wraps, I went with the Harvest Wheat variety.  These wraps are made with stone ground whole wheat, so they’re packed with fiber and whole grains.  Each wrap brings 32g of whole grains.  That’s 67% of daily value right there in one wrap!  We love whole grains around here, so it’s not usually too hard to get our daily serving in, but hey every little bit counts, right?

Want to mix up weeknight dinners? How about some Garam Masala Chicken Wraps?These Garam Masala Chicken Wraps were a great segue into Indian flavors.  If you’re not familiar with garam masala, it’s simply a spice mixture that’s widely used in Indian cooking.  The actual mixture varies widely across the different regions of India, so keep that in mind. We used a basic store-bought version, and it worked out quite well.  All in all, I still love my burger and a beer, but Indian food is growing on me.  It should.  After all, Laura has been working on that one for at least 5 years now.  These Garam Masala Chicken Wraps will definitely be making an appearance in our kitchen again soon!

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Want to mix up weeknight dinners? How about some Garam Masala Chicken Wraps?

Garam Masala Chicken Wraps

Want to mix up weeknight dinners?  How about some tasty Garam Masala Chicken Wraps?
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 487kcal

Ingredients

For the Chicken

  • ½ red onion grated
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

For the Raita

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt i.e. one 5.3 ounce container
  • 2 Tbsp red onion diced
  • 1-2 tsp jalapeno diced and seeds removed
  • 1 tsp fresh cilantro leaves finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp cucumber diced
  • pinch black pepper
  • pinch ground cumin

For the Wraps

  • 4 Flatout Harvest Wheat wraps
  • ½ head Romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced

Instructions

For the Chicken

  • In a small bowl, whisk together grated red onion, lemon juice, olive oil, garam masala and cumin.
  • Place chicken in a shallow glass baking dish. Rub both sides of chicken with the onion mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours. (Note: Chicken can be refrigerated overnight if desired.)
  • Preheat grill (outdoors) or grill pan (indoors) over medium heat. Grill chicken 4-6 minutes per side, turning once, or until fully cooked.

For the Raita

  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients together; stir well. (Note: Raita can be made ahead and stored in refrigerator overnight if desired.)

To Assemble Wraps

  • Slice the chicken breasts into thin strips; set aside.
  • Spread 3-4 Tbsp of Raita over half of each flatbread. Divide lettuce mixture evenly between flatbreads. Top each flatbread with chicken strips and sliced red bell peppers.
  • Roll up flatbreads; cut in half before serving.

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46 Comments

  1. I never used to like Indian food either, but now I like some things if they aren’t to spicy. I’m a total lightweight when it comes to spicy hot! This wrap definitely looks like something I would love to try! And you can never go wrong with fast and easy!

    1. I’m totally with ya, Rachelle…I like when dinners are fast, easy and delicious. And a wrap is usually an easy way to make that happen! I’m totally starting to get into Indian food now…it’s the strangest thing!

    1. You totally should give it a try, Rachel! I’m warming up to Indian food as well, and I’ve found that garam masala chicken is an easily approachable option. Plus, everything tastes better in wraps! 🙂

  2. I bet Laura wishes she never prompted you to taste her Indian food cause now she needs to share! LOL!
    I love Indian food, not too hot though, but used to eat it much more when I still lived in South Africa. Love the plates you use for your food styling 🙂

  3. Hi David! I like using wraps because they are healthier, but also because of the (more) filling to (less) bread ratio! 🙂 I’ve not had much Indian food, but these look fabulous!

    1. I’ve never thought about that, Dorothy…but you’re totally right. I love wraps just because they are easy, but there is definitely a higher filling to bread ratio there, too. That means more deliciousness with every bite! 🙂

    1. Haha…thanks so much, Ami! I’m just getting into Indian flavors, and these wraps are a nice and easy creation for lunch (or dinner). Plus, everything just tastes better in wrap form! 🙂

    1. Hey there, Kennedy! First of all, thank you so much for your kind comments. These wraps were definitely a tasty creation. Second, I use a Canon Rebel T3i camera. I have several different lenses that I use. The standard lens that comes with it is nice, but I quickly added a 50mm f/2.8 to the lineup. Then a couple years later I added a 100mm. Lenses are insanely expensive, but they really make a huge difference when it comes to photography! Let me know if I can answer any other questions! 🙂

  4. No wonder she wore you down….this food looks delicious! And consider this a compromise. You can bring that up the next time you need something from her! These wraps really do look wonderful. I’m so glad you’ve come to love Indian food so you can share more delicious recipes!

    1. Hmmm…I like the way you think, Kathy! Since I tried Indian food, that means Laura totally owes me one now! 🙂 (I’m not sure she’ll agree with our logic, but I totally think it rocks.) Thanks so much for your kind comments!

  5. I love indian food. They don’t seem to make as much in the Caribbean like they used to, unfortunately. I loved walking around and smelling curry cooking everywhere. These look very good, and I’m imagining a spicey mango chutney would taste good in these too.🌶

    1. Oh man, that is a genius idea you’ve got, Cathy! A spicy mango chutney would be perfect in these wraps. They might not have as much Indian food down there in the Caribbean, but I bet you get some delicious Caribbean food instead! 🙂

  6. I feel victimised you don’t or didn’t like Indian food- It’s SO good- In fact, I went to an Indian buffet for lunch and ate perhaps close to 2 whole chickens with various curries 😀 garam masala and curry are my 2 fav spices so this needs to happen!

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    1. Yeah, I remember the UK having really good Indian food…or at least Laura said it was good. (I was still on the fence with Indian food back then.) But now it’s a whole new game. Clearly we need to come back to the UK for more Indian food….haha! 🙂

  8. My favorite things about Indian food are the sauces and the bread. I love going to Indian buffets, and just getting plate after plate of sauces, and sopping them up with naan. Although, I worry sometimes that it would be just the equivalent of eating condiments, and that it’d be like eating piles of mayo, ketchup, and mustard with bread. I must look very weird to people who actually know what they’re doing.

    1. Now to be fair, I have always loved Indian bread. Indian flavors themselves are new to me…but the bread. Oh yes. I could eat a truckload of naan. It sounds like the owners of Indian restaurants should be afraid if we ever walked up together. They wouldn’t have naan for another year after we were done! 🙂

  9. I love Indian food but I never made Raita before (I always buy it) Can you believe it? What a total joke I am…
    Well, now that I have your recipe I have no more excuses…
    BTW those wraps look rad!
    #WolfpackInspiration

    1. I’d call you many things, Mike…but you, sir, are most definitely not a joke. A jokester? Perhaps. A hipster? Nope. A raita-makin’ fool? Soon. 🙂

  10. I love me some Indian food and I am stoked that Laura got you to dip your toes into the humungous pool that is Indian Food! And I’m even more happy to hear you are actually liking it! A friend of mine isn’t a huge fan of it, but she and her hubs took me out for Indian for my birthday and she actually enjoyed the goat masala, chicken tikka, saag paneer, and vegetable samosa – she said they weren’t too spicy…by the way, there’s a wide variety of Indian sweets too – my favorite are laddus and Lil Shashi loves Gulab Jamun!
    Garam Masala is one of my all time fav spices so I know I will be all over these wraps! Happy Tuesday!

    1. Humongous is most definitely the right way to describe Indian cuisine! I’ve read lots of blog posts about various Indian dishes, and there are so many different versions and varieties out there. I’ve got a long road ahead of me! Thanks for the suggestions there, Shashi. I’ll have to keep an eye out for those. (Actually, I’ll have to write them down in my phone to remind me since there’s no way I will ever remember those names…haha!) Happy Tuesday to you, too!

  11. haha I’m glad you are warming up to Indian food now! You can Laura should come visit me, I will serve you authentic Indian food which isn’t exactly like the food you get at restaurants! Love the garam masala and raita! A dollop of cilantro mint chutney would make it crazy good! (now that’s the Indian in me speaking, always looking for spicy chutney on the side! lol!)

    1. Oh man, I know Laura would love to eat some authentic Indian food. Her boss at work is Indian, and they occasionally invite us over for dinner…and Laura goes crazy over the food! Good call on the spicy chutney though! I’ll give that a whirl next time I make these wraps! 🙂

    1. I’m sure there’s something you could sub in for the chicken for your version, right, Puja? Wraps are such a fun way to turn anything tasty into a meal. 🙂

  12. David if you started to love Indian cuisine one day, there’s still hope the same happens with lavender, haha. But if seriosly, you always make delicious wraps. You’re kind of the Wrapping King!

    1. Hey, that means there is a whole world out there to try, Dawn! I’m just now getting into Indian flavors, and I’m kinda enjoying them. Give these wraps a shot sometime…they’re easy, and definitely a nice way to break into a new genre of flavors! 🙂

  13. I’m really big into the Flat Out wraps! They make for very easy dinners and I can put just about anything in there. It’s good times!
    I wish I could disappear around dinnertime with my parents now and then. Get away from the screaming little people. 😉
    These look delicious. Thanks for giving me another idea for our weekly meal rotation!

    1. I totally agree, Mir! Flatout Wraps are the best when you need a quick dinner. Oh geez, I totally know what you mean about dinnertime with family and kids. Sometimes I just want to go sit in the closet with my dinner…is that bad?? 🙂

  14. Really, wow! I love Indian and would never think you didn’t. Funny I recently posted a Garam Masala recipe and have had Indian at least 3 times since then. I tend to go on cultural food benders! These wraps look super easy and tasty – that the important part. 😉

    1. Yeah, go figure! I didn’t grow up around Indian flavors, so they are still a learning process for me. I remember your Garam Masala post…I should try that combined with these wraps! I think I’d be on board for that one. 🙂

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