Looking for an exotic lunch to brighten your day? Try these amazing Fruity Moroccan Chicken Wraps. They’re loaded with healthy ingredients, beautiful color, and marvelous flavor.
Are you a fan of chicken wraps? I know many people are because Google returned 48 plus million results when I searched for chicken wraps. Current fan or curious observer, these Fruity Moroccan Chicken Wraps are going to challenge your taste buds.
Creating new and tasty recipes is so much fun and hubby Steve is an expert when it comes to creativity. He loves going into the kitchen and start chopping, combining unusual ingredients, and preparing a different dish, especially for breakfast and lunch. It’s like he’s driven to create and eat something different.
We had a leftover rotisserie chicken in the refrigerator. I love picking up one of these chickens occasionally from the grocery store. With just the two of us (plus our poodle Chance), a single chicken is quite economical as it provides us with several meals. We first eat the legs and thighs, leaving the white meat for soups, salads, or sandwiches.
When Steve stated that he was going to fix lunch with the leftover chicken, I had no idea “Mr. Creativity” was entering the kitchen. What he delivered was an exotic tasting chicken wrap, that’s both sweet and savory. These wraps are so good! You must try them!
How could these chicken wraps not be tasty? Their ingredients include:
Plenty of spices
Green and red pepper
Fresh parsley and basil
Oh yes, look at all those lovely ingredients, chicken, plenty of veggies and fruit, and so many flavor enhancing herbs and spices. Let me assure you, there is nothing boring about this amazing chicken wrap recipe. Healthy food is definitely not tasteless and boring, a complaint we often read and hear, if you prepare flavorful recipes like this one.
We absolutely adore dried fruit, especially Medjool dates and dried apricots, two of the key ingredients that help give this exotic chicken wrap recipe it’s unusual and sweet flavor. I selected Medjool dates for the nutritional spotlight ingredient because this is a Moroccan flavored recipe and Medjool dates originated in Morocco.
These gorgeously sweet dates were brought into the United States in 1927. Eleven shoots were put into quarantine in Nevada for seven years. Nine plants survived and were taken to Southern California and planted where they thrived. Medjool dates are one of the most commercially produced date varieties in the U.S.
100 grams of Medjool dates (4 large dates) has:
Potassium – 696 mg or 20% DV (Dietary Value)
Copper – 0.4 mg or 18% DV
Manganese – 0.3 mg or 15% DV
Magnesium – 54.0 mg or 14% DV
Vitamin B6 – 0.2 mg or 12% DVI
Dietary Fiber – 7 grams or 27% DV
Calories – 277 or 141% DV
Wrinkly, delicious Medjool dates are high in calories and dietary fiber. They are a good source of calcium, iron, phosphorus, pantothenic acid, and niacin. Medjool dates are a great natural sweetener. Health wise, they help decrease cholesterol, boost bone health, relieve constipation, help boost energy, and reduce triglyceride levels.
Medjool dates are very labor intensive to grow and harvest. They are the only date that can be picked and eaten fresh, much like an apple or stone fruit.
You can find Medjool dates in your local grocery store along with the fresh produce or in the dried fruit aisle. You can also find them in bulk bins at health food stores. Because of their large size, they are great for stuffing with ingredients like goat cheese or cream cheese.
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Now don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you away from making this chicken wrap recipe. Lots of ingredients translate to tons of flavor and healthfulness. This recipe is easy to make as the only cooking skills you need are chopping and slicing.
The best way to approach a recipe with a long list of ingredients is to begin by gathering all the ingredients and placing on your kitchen counter. Then start with the prep work, chopping the chicken breast, peppers, onions, olives, dates, apricots, herbs, and slicing the grapes. I find that it is much easier to chop/slice using an assembly line approach, and not run back and forth to the fridge to find the next ingredient.
Now that all the prep work in done, mix together the yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, and spices. Combine everything together and assemble the wraps, resulting in a filling, pretty guilt-free sandwich.
Hope you make this recipe because it’s:
Bursting with flavor
Packed with veggies
Hint of cinnamon
Kick of cloves
Make with a sweet onion instead of a red one.
Sub celery and carrots for peppers.
Use any grape, green or seedless black for the red grapes.
Out of dried apricots? Add golden or regular raisins.
Sub plain yogurt for lemon yogurt, but keep the lemon zest and juice.
Use any tortilla shell in place of whole wheat ones.
If you make this fabulous chicken wrap recipe, please let us know. Leave a comment and tell us how your family liked it. Take a picture and tag it with #yourdailyfoodchoices on Instagram! We’d love to see your exquisite and tasty creation.
Until next time,
Linda and Steve
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P.S. Need more ideas for easy to prepare sandwiches? Check out this article on how to cut calories from your sandwich.