Chicken pesto wrap

We had this for our picnic lunch today and loved it! It comes from a recent good food magazine, the same article as the pea houmous. It is suggested as a good lunch for a child. Panther doesn’t like white sauces that much so I made hers just with pesto, which Chris preferred too in the end, but it liked it as it was, with mayonnaise. I actually used 2 chicken breasts to serve 3, because that’s what we had, but a whole one of these was way too much for Panther, not least because I’d taken tons of other stuff that she ate first. In the magazine this if 356 calories and 15g fat. You need to use the larger sandwich wraps, sold in the bread aisle, rather than the little ones intended for fajitas.

Serves 2

1 cooked chicken breast, snipped into pieces with scissors
2 tbsp mayonnaise (sour cream or yoghurt are also options, but it think they’d be a bit too wet)
2 tsp pesto
2 thin slices mild cheese, eg Edam (I’d probably use grated next time, had to miss this out today as ran out of cheese)
2 flour tortillas
Handful chopped pepper, sweetcorn or cooked peas
Lettuce leaves

Mix the mayonnaise and pesto in a small bowl
Add the chicken and small veg (and cheese, if grated)
On a tortilla, lay half the lettuce leaves (and the sliced cheese if using)
Add the chicken mixture on top
Roll the tortilla. You need to leave quite a gap around the outside for this
Fold the edges under. It’s hard to make your wrap hold together so wrap it tightly in foil at this point
I left the wraps tightly wrapped in foil until the picnic. I took a sharp knife with us to cut through them ready to eat. You could cut them before taking them (although leave them in the foil) but might be a bit riskier for spillage.

We loved these, but we also love wraps in general, so will be trying a few more out!

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