Momma Told Me: Pan Asian Orange Chicken Wraps + @CitizenChef Giveaway~ 5/31

Friday, May 17, 2013

Pan Asian Orange Chicken Wraps + @CitizenChef Giveaway~ 5/31

simmer sauces
**** Citizen Chef provided me with complimentary product to experiment with here on Momma Told Me. No further compensation was provided. Regardless, all images are original content, copyright Momma Told Me Blog 2013.
Momma Told Me: Eating 'light' doesn't mean eating dull.

 Ah, how I long for the days when my biggest nutritional dilemma was whether to get the Double Chocolate Crunch Drumstick or Vanilla Caramel Crunch Drumstick for dessert. Just today Jay took Sabrina (10) and I out for lunch, a special treat for us. And, as I was watching Sabrina slurp the last few bubbles of her 3rd glass of Cola, in between amorous bites of her grilled cheese, I was reminded of the time in my own life when these ceased to become meal options. You see, I never had a 'quick' metabolism to begin with, and by the time I was a tween I was well on my way to grasping the food pyramid and basic nutrition. Somewhere around the time my father began taking prescriptions for high cholesterol all the 'fun' foods slowly began disappearing from our household cupboards. The word 'diet' was said in hushed tones, my ears ringing with fear the entire way. Whether the goal is weight loss, or general health maintenance, there becomes a time in all our lives when we must began juggling indulgence with practicality.
Cooking delicious, well rounded, meals can be a challenge. Not only do most 'healthy' ingredients tend to be costly and highly perishable, but finding natural and low sugar options for sauces and flavoring can seem near impossible. I've made enough sauces 'from scratch' simply because the shelf stable versions contained ingredients with more syllables than I can pronounce. So, when I got to the third Citizen Chef Simmer Sauce in this series I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it's citrus notes- cook a light, and cool, Summer entree. Living in Southern California the temperatures are already creeping past the high 80s, and having an easy serve lunch on hand in the fridge is a lifesaver. We pack lunches for family outings year-round, and food that requires no extra heating really cuts down on my stress. In the Summer I'll often slow cook several chicken breasts then fine mince them for various wraps.This time I tossed some minced mushrooms, sweet onions, and food processed candied walnuts into the pan with the diced (cooked) chicken.

For any good 'wrap' base, I'm sure to pre-cook the additional ingredients for 3-5 minutes in the pan prior to adding my minced chicken and desired seasonings. Because the chicken is pre-cooked the goal is to effectively combine the flavors through low heat, not cook the mixture again. About 2lbs of cooked, minced, chicken breast, 3/4 cup minced mushrooms, 1 minced sweet onion, and 1 container of Citizen Chef Pan Asian Orange simmer sauce will make several days worth of wrap filling for us. For added texture, and a little extra sweet, I decided to add the candied walnuts in this round, though it is not necessary for taste. Once combined, the wrap filling can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days, or frozen and thawed for later use. While Jay prefers his wraps warm, I like to scoop my Pan Asian Orange Chicken Filling into a fresh flat-bread tortilla with some fresh greens, and eat it ice cold. It's quite the refreshing lunch during the warmer months and can easily be packed for away meals and to-go-sacks.
pan asian orange wraps
While it's not the prettiest meal, these Pan Asian Orange Chicken Wraps are full of flavor and texture (especially with the crisp of your favorite greens), and saves a heap of time when the filling is prepared in advance. I have the terrible habit of eating the chicken filling out of the bowl with a spoon- but I also love that I can choose to wrap it in greens alone, or with my favorite whole grain bread. Getting Sabrina (10) to eat protein by choice can often be a battle, so having flavorful dishes like this, where she can 'create' her own wrap also help get younger family members excited about mealtime. And, with the flavor ready to pour in a Citizen Chef tub, you can't beat the fresh food and easy preparation! Citizen Chef sauces are amazingly versatile and full of culinary inspiration; look for them in the refrigerated sauce aisle of your local grocer today. Then, head online and check out all of the meal ideas and recipes, for a simple meal your family won't soon forget!

What Daughter Says: Encourage healthy eating with simple to prepare, flavorful meals inspired by Citizen Chef sauces.






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30 comments:

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I would LOVE the Superfood Salad with Grilled Chicken Kit!!

cupcake mama said...

I grew up in Hawaii and miss the food! I would love to play around with the Hawaiian BBQ Pinapple!
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Nancy said...

I like the Superfood Salad with Grilled Chicken also.

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Dorothy Teel said...

I think I would liove to play around with this one Pan Asian Orange, bet it is good on port yummy thanks for sharing.

ann said...

Parmesan Primavera or the Hawaiian Pineapple BBQ are two I would like to try.

Holly Thomas said...

Chipotle Adobo, because it would be so versatile!!

Yona Williams said...

The Pan Asian Orange is my first choice, but I like the idea of the Thai Coconut too.

LesleyfromWI said...

Tostada Salad with Grilled Chicken

Stephanie Phelps said...

I would love to try the Hawaiian Pineapple BBQ

SavingsInSeconds said...

I love the LOOK of this food, it just looks delicious! I want to try the Superfood Salad with Grilled Chicken. Blueberry vinaigrette sounds wonderful.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

I want to try the Parmesan Primavera, for sure!

renata said...

Hawaiian BBQ Pineapple on some yummy grilled chicken!

Shelley Zurek -- Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

Hawaiian Pineapple BBQ ( I covet this sauce!)

Jodi Horsley said...

I think we would all enjoy the Hawaiian Pineapple BBQ!

deb c said...

I'd like to try the Thai Coconut sauce

Dana West said...

Definitely Hawaiian BBQ Pineapple! Yum!

Jenn Mitchell said...

Superfood Salad with Grilled Chicken

Ray said...

Hawaiian BBQ would be great! Thanks!

G said...

Hawaiian BBQ brushed on a Hawaiian Pizza with pineapple!
Georgiana

fdigsby said...

I would like to try the Tostada Salad with Grilled Chicken

Fawn said...

I would love to try the Chipotle Adobo Sauce and try the Enchilada's recipe first.

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Debi Gerhart said...

That looks so good.

rachel said...

The Thai Coconut sounds awesome!

Michele P. said...

considering hubby is Guatemalan, the chipotle adobo is right up our alley as far as flavorings go, so that would be the first one I'd experiment with since we have so many foods that I could use with it.

Linda Meyers-Gabbard said...

Parmesan Primavera

Allison Downes said...

I would love to try the Tostada Salad with Grilled Chicken kit

Thanks for the cool giveaway!

Karen said...

Chipotle Adobo!!

Terra H. said...

I'd most like to try the Parmesan Primavera. Thanks.
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rookieabh said...

Parmesan Primavera sounds amzazing!
Ashley Sifers

Karen Delaney said...

Remember entering this, but didn't see a winner on your winners list, so I was just wondering...Thanks!