Thursday, September 29, 2011

Chicken Apple Gouda Wraps

Yummy note: So I'm back in the kitchen playing again with some delicious apples, but this time I used in an entree!  Kitchen PLAY and The US Apple Association is hosting this wonderful contest, and if your recipe is selected, you can win $100! How exciting is that?! It is a win-win for everyone! Kate at Savour Fare had a big mouthwatering sub-like looking sandwich that called my name, I am a sucker for pulled meat, smothered in a sauce.  So I decided to take a stab and recreate a slightly modified version of her Apple Cider Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Apple SlawI have created a chicken apple gouda wrap in hopes I could create a lighter, not to mention quick entree using store prepared chicken. I made my entree using a healthier wheat tortilla shell, and went with a warm apple slaw instead of using a slaw with mayo. This was a pretty quick and no fuss recipe, that can easily be done for a mid-week meal.




Chicken Apple Gouda Wraps
adapted from http://savour-fare.com/2011/09/06/apple-cider-pulled-chicken-sandwiches-with-apple-slaw-sponsored-post/

Ingredients:

For the chicken:
1 rotisserie chicken, shredded (such a timesaver, just pick up an already prepared chicken from the deli and remove meat from the bones and shred)
about 1 cup apple cider
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 c. ketchup
1 tablespoon mustard
2 tablespoons brown sugar
salt and pepper to season
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
couple of dashes of Worcestershire sauce

For the apple slaw:
one bag of broccoli slaw (not a huge cabbage slaw fan, so I used this instead for a nice crunch)
small onion, sliced or diced
2 tablespoons butter
2 apples, thinly sliced
1/4 cup apple cider
Dash of Cider vinegar
Salt, to taste

Finishing touches:
1 apple thinly sliced
wheat tortillas
1/4 cup Gouda cheese

Directions:
Start by pulling off the meat from the already prepared chicken. Set the shredded chicken aside. In a medium saucepan, add in apple cider, vinegar, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, and a couple of dashes of Worcestershire sauce. Stir all ingredients together and cook over medium heat until the sauce begins to bubble a little. Next add in your shredded chicken and seasonings to the saucepan and stir together. While this simmers together, start preparing your apple slaw. In a small saucepan, cook onion and butter together until onion becomes translucent. Then dump in the broccoli slaw mixture, sliced apples, and apple cider into the saucepan with your onions. Add in a dash of apple cider vinegar and add salt if desired, to taste. Cook slaw mixture just until it starts to get tender, then remove from the heat so that you still have some crunch left in the slaw. This really only takes just a few minutes for it all to pull together. Once your apple cider barbecue sauce is thoroughly mixed up with the chicken, get your ingredients ready to assemble the wraps!

Start with a slightly warmed wheat tortilla shell and begin layering on the goodness.. add some shredded chicken, then some of your warm apple slaw, and top with some chopped up gouda cheese, and finished with a few more crisp apple slices for additional crunch and flavor. And it's a wrap!! Cut in half and enjoy all of those wonderful flavors layered together.


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