Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Athena Creation: Chicken Roll Ups
Having an abundance of greens lately in my farm basket resulted in a surprisingly yummy snack. I say surprisingly because I'm not really a wrap kinda girl. I generally shy away from wraps or rolled things. I'm not quite sure why this is. However, this is totally wrapped up and I really enjoyed eating these.
I call this an Athena Creation not because I'm the genius who thought to wrap something in a leaf, but because the idea came to my head and I created this out of what I could find in my refrigerator. I had leftover chicken and a giant bag of some kind of big-leafed green. I'm not really sure what kind it was. It looked (and tasted) like giant spinach leaves. So maybe it was grown-up spinach in stead of baby spinach. I made a chicken salad with what I had in the refrigerator and rolled it up in the leaves. Healthy. Simple. Easy. Delicious.
These babies made a delicious snack at work today. So much so, I took a later lunch because they were so filling. So I offer the recipe for your enjoyment of this green, chicken-ey, rolled-up goodness.
Chicken Roll Ups ala Athena
1 cooked chicken breast chopped or shredded
1/2C or so plain yogurt (more or less to taste and preferred texture)
1/2C chopped daikon radish (or celery or other crunchy mild vegetable)
1/4C. chopped onion
2Tbs. pickle relish
salt and pepper to taste
1 bunch fresh greens with large leaves (I think I used big spinach)
Combine all ingredients except for greens in a bowl. Put chicken mixture in leaves, one at a time. The amount will vary based on the size of the leaf and how large you want your rolls. Roll the leaves up like a burrito with both ends closed. Enjoy!