I have done a lot of faith pieces, character pieces, and have a lot of those kinds in the works, but I think today it is time for something a little less meaty, or more meaty, depending on how you want to look at it ;-).
I can’t tell you where I originally found this- pinterest, facebook, another blog. Hard telling as much time as I spend on the internet…..
But let me tell you, I am ever so grateful I did!
Valarie’s Kitchen provides this recipe with a serving suggestion of pinwheels. Which are fun, and pretty, in some settings, I might even take the time to do that much slicing.
But, the first time I made these was for a church dinner, and I was in a hurry so I took a bread knife and sliced them all in half and called it done. And they LOVED it. So much so that I was commanded to bring it for the next dinner, and likely every dinner thereafter.
They don’t know me too well at that church yet, and likely think I can’t cook, because I never know what to bring to our potlucks that isn’t duplicitous. But I’m pretty sure I will have a hard time getting out of bringing these.
Now, in case you don’t read it in the recipe for some reason, when she says these are better eaten within a few hours of them setting up in the fridge, she is right. The next day they are tolerable. For the most part. Anything after that, they need a trash can. Even my “I refuse to waste any food ever. And I mean ever.” husband will refuse to eat them after they have been around for longer than a day.
Also, I am lazy (have I ever mentioned that on here before? Pretty sure I have.) So, um, shredding chicken isn’t likely to happen. So, I use canned chicken- like what you find in the canned tuna aisle. It probably makes for a saltier wrap, so you might reduce how much salt you add when that part of the recipe comes along. Maybe someday I will actually shred chicken.
It’s pretty easy really-
For her recipe you will need the following:
- 1 (8 ounce) package Neufchatel (light) or regular cream cheese, softened
- 3 tablespoons light sour cream
- 1 (10 ounce) can RoTel Tomatoes, drained
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt (like Lawry’s)
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 5 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 (2.25 ounce) can chopped olives
- 1 jalapeno, seeded as desired and diced (optional)
- 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
- 5 large burrito size flour tortillas or wraps in assorted flavors
And you will need a few tools such as:
- Mixer (I don’t think they make mine anymore, but it’s an inexpensive little sunbeam number my MIL got for me. It has served me quite well. Amazon has similar ones.)
- can opener (purchasing a decent can opener is a purchase I have NEVER regretted. Sure, it cost $15, and I probably saved that much in cheap replacements.)
- measuring spoons
- saran wrap (not pictured)
Then it’s a simple matter of combining the cream cheese, sour cream, drained Rotel, garlic and seasonings. I like to mince my own garlic, don’t ask my why I mince my own garlic but won’t shred a chicken…..
Then you stir in the remaining ingredients:
Once that is all mixed up, you spread it in your shells, leaving a little room on the edge, and roll it up:
What? You don’t use your food scraps to make smiley faces? It’s like a mandatory part of making food isn’t it?
Wrap each one in saran wrap and put it in the fridge, ideally for an hour, though I have been known to rush it without too many ill effects:
At times, I have made up the salad in advance, stuck it in the fridge and put it in the wraps just a little bit before they need to for the occasion I am going to. That keeps the wraps from getting slimy.
Get the full recipe here, and check out her blog for more yummy eats. I loved this one and am so grateful she posted/ created it for us all to enjoy!
There it is- see sometimes I do normal housewifey things, like cook. I don’t make my own recipes, but I am more than happy to share the recipes that I find and love.
Give this a try and let us know what you think in the comments below!
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