Want to mix up weeknight dinners? How about some tasty 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…
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.)
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?
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!
What other Indian dishes would you recommend for someone just getting into Indian food?
What is your favorite dinner wrap?
Garam Masala Chicken Wraps
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
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.
Disclosure: This Garam Masala Chicken Wraps post was sponsored by Flatout Flatbread, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Spiced!