Spicy Buffalo Chicken and Garden Salad Wraps

This has been a very long week.  Long weeks at work often mean getting dinner on the run.  The thought of yet another paper-wrapped burger handed to us via a drive-thru window, only to be hastily wolfed down while multi-tasking at our desks just wasn’t cutting it anymore.  I know what you’re thinking, why not put together a yummy crock pot meal for those nights when you don’t have time to cook?  That is a great idea – if we were actually eating at home. Unfortunately, home is a long drive from work, and work has become home. To walk out of work BEFORE the sun had fully set was a thrill. To realize I hadn’t thawed anything out for dinner, not expecting to actually eat at home was – challenging. Then I remembered, we had all the fixings for Spicy Buffalo Wraps!

I like Foster Farms Buffalo Chicken.  It’s VERY spicy – just the way we like it. You can use the bites or strips for this recipe. It’s a complete meal inside the wrap – perfect for on-the-go or just kicking back after a long day. If you use giant flour tortillas, the wraps are so huge, there’s no need to make anything else. One wrap will fill a grown man.

Just a quick back story. Last year I made a bake chicken recipe and served it with a new salad recipe. There was salad left over, so we put it in the fridge for another day. The next afternoon my grandson and I were looking for something quick and easy for lunch.  He remembered we had some buffalo chicken in the freezer. We also had tortillas and that left-over salad from the night before. So we combined them and had a wonderful lunch.  A few weeks later, I made it again for dinner to get hubby’s take on the Spicy Buffalo Chicken & Garden Salad Wraps.  He loved them. So these days, we keep the ingredients on hand for nights when cooking a real meal isn’t an option. It’s one thing to plan ahead when you have some inkling as to when you’ll get home. It’s another when you know sometime between six and midnight, you MIGHT be home. These wraps are perfect – full of flavor, easy to make and the ingredients are usually on-hand.

Garden Salad
5 Red lettuce leaves, torn into pieces
2 Roma Tomatoes, chopped
1/2 Cucumber, sliced
1/2 Red Onion, sliced
1/4 Cup Parsley, chopped
1/2 Tablespoon Salt
1 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Sour Cream

Toss the romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, and parsley together in a large bowl; season with salt.

Drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil over the salad; stir.

Add the sour cream and mix until evenly coated.  Chill until ready to use.

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Wraps
1 package Buffalo Chicken Strips
6 Flour Tortillas

Heat oven and bake chicken strips according to package. While chicken is baking, warm tortillas.

To assemble: Lay tortilla flat. Place chicken strips on tortilla, close to one side but not fully on edge.

Top with Garden Salad. Fold tortilla over, tuck in ends and roll tight.

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