I am so excited to be part of the Swanson Chicken Blogger Enthusiast Program! Before I continue with my recipe, I just wanted to give you a quick explanation of what this program entails. There are several bloggers participating, and there are four assignments/themes. We will be creating each recipe using Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken. I have used Swanson canned chicken before, and it really tastes good (I was skeptical before trying it, but now I am sold). Not only does Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken taste good, but I feel good serving it, as it contains no preservatives, is 98% fat free and is certified by the American Heart Association!
The themes are really fun, and I am so excited to be a part of this. Creating recipes is a blast, and I hope you enjoy my creations over the course of this program! The theme for Round One is “The 5 O’clock Dinner Dilemma”, and we were asked to ‘create a delicious, ‘good for you’ weeknight meal for your family’. After putting quite a bit of thought into this, I came up with this recipe. I love that it contains so many fresh ingredients that are good for you. My family loved it, and I will definitely be making these again!
FRESH AND HEALTHY CHICKEN WRAPS WITH COOL GUACAMOLE DRESSING:
Low-fat wheat tortillas
2 cans Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken
3 Tomatoes (sliced thin)
1 each: Yellow, Orange and Red bell pepper
Optional: Shredded cheese, Red Onions, etc.
Cool Guacamole Dressing:
2 ripe avocados
1/2 cup light sour cream
1 or 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1/4 tsp. salt
Cut both avocados in half and scoop out the insides into a medium sized bowl. Smash until smooth. Add sour cream, salt, and one clove of crushed garlic (Note: If you love garlic, add another clove. Or wait a bit and taste before deciding).
Next I sliced the peppers (julienne style), and tomatoes:
After making sure my guacamole dressing had the right amount of flavor, I spread it out on each tortilla (these make big wraps – we are a family of four, so I made four wraps). I then I placed the leaf lettuce and chicken on top:
On top of the chicken, I placed the peppers and tomatoes. I love how colorful this is!
Finally, I carefully rolled each tortilla and cut it in half. Make sure you have toothpicks handy!
Of course, you can let your imagination run wild and add anything else you like. I think cheese would be a great addition, but I was really trying to keep this as healthy as possible. This is a cool, refreshing and healthy family recipe that can be made year round. I imagine it will be especially tasty during the hot days of summer!
I love the ease of Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken – I can keep it on hand at all times, and it will save me an incredible amount of time in the kitchen when I don’t have to boil or prepare the chicken before I even use it in a recipe.
*I will be compensated for creating and posting this original recipe for Swanson’s.