June 6, 2013

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Wraps

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I'm sorry to interupt your regularly scheduled program.

I know you think I only eat cookies and brownies and scones.  I regret to say I don't. Now that would be the life.

I'm the resident lunch lady at our house and if I had my way, we would eat spinach and mushrooms and artichokes and avocados and tomato basil pizza all the time. 

Reality check. I live with three boys who overall, don't like veggies. Or chocolate. And definitely not mushrooms. So in order to please their picky palates, I have to be pretty generic and not very creative. My creativity scares them. 

But there are exceptions!  They adore this recipe. I made it up while scouring the fridge one afternoon and it has since been perfected over the part few months. Who knew, their feedback can be helpful!  It is a very simple recipe and comes together in a matter if minutes since I use already cooked chicken and rice. Usually, we have those leftovers on hand, but it would probably taste even better if you grill the chicken and bake the rice that day. I just don't want to spend they much time on lunch:)

It is creamy, cheesy, and packed with rice and chicken. If your family likes beans, go ahead and stir in about a cup, reducing the amounts of chicken and rice. This is versatile and delicious and works wonderfully for all the members of my family.

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Wraps
Recipe Source: The Sweet {Tooth} Life
Yield: 4-6 servings

2-1/4 cup shredded fiesta blend cheese
3/4 cup milk (1% or 2%)
3 tablespoons low fat sour cream
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup grilled chicken, chopped or shredded
1 cup brown rice, cooked
Optional: Black beans, guacamole 

In a medium sized pot, combine cheese, milk, sour cream, pepper, and salt.  Place on medium heat and stir until cheese is melted and mixture is smooth.  Stir in chicken and rice.  Serve immediately on tortillas, layered with black beans and guacamole, if desired.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled program.

Sweet things to finish off your meal!

Marshmallow Cheesecake Swirled S'mores Brownies

Peanut Butter Brownie Pie

{Whole Wheat} Strawberry Yogurt Scones

The most popular post on my blog: Peanut Buttet Oatmeal Bites!

P.S. Someday I will cook with all those forementioned foods!  Someday, I promise!  (I actually have a kale salad that should be posted soon, so stay tuned!)


  1. These look simply fantasic!! I love new ideas for lunch, you've done it again m'dear:)

    1. Lunch was hard to do in the beginning, but after several years (and one week of constant experimenting with negative reactions:) I believe I've figured out what they like! I really like how creamy the filling is, for sure!

  2. These look great! I find myself eating wraps for lunch and dinner quite often - they're simple but still tasty. Also, it seems like we have a lot in common from the food side -- I like line "I cook with applesauce in one hand and butter in the other." :)

    1. Thank you Liz! Wraps are probably my favorite on the go lunch ever!
      After looking around your blog, I would agree that you balance your "butter and applesauce" beautifully!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I can't wait to see what you link up next week! I hope to see you at the (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/
    Have a terrific week!
    Hugs, Cathy


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