Karen Humphrey: Fresh and Fearless


Chipotle Maple Chicken Wraps With Guacamole Recipe

this is a meal that will have you licking your plate!

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I admit, I'm a little embarrassed to call this a recipe or post it as a new one here, but I figure if I don't, some of you may not figure this out and oh my goodness—-this was far too good NOT to share.

So here we are.

Often when I'm creating recipes, I take part of one, marry it with another, or come up with another component, put it all together and get something new. As in this case where I made Chipotle Maple Chicken thighs and Addictive Guacamole. Those two alone sound amazing enough, but stuff them in a tortilla and top with home made fresh salsa and some sour cream, and you have pure heaven.

I'm not joking people, my teenager ate three and then licked the plate.

Here is what you need to make these amazing wraps. Really, this is just a guideline. You can change things up as much as you want, add cheese, leave it out, use corn tortillas, or whatever strikes your fancy. The point is that the spicy chicken, married with the cool and creamy guacamole and some spicy salsa makes for a fantastic dinner. If you want to make this a super easy dinner, just slice up the cooled chicken, lay out all the ingredients on a counter, and let everyone make their own.


2 batches of chipotle maple chicken thighs, made with boneless, skinless chicken thighs
Addictive Guacamole (double or triple the batch if you really love guacamole!)
12-16 fajita sized tortillas
Shredded lettuce
sour cream
5 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/4 cup finely minced red onion
handful of finely minced fresh cilantro
1/2 fresh jalapeno, seeded, cored, and minced finely
1 tbsp olive oil
zest and juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper to taste

  In a medium sized bowl, toss together the tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno, olive oil, lime juice and zest, and salt and pepper. Taste and adjust to your liking. Set aside.

  Arrange everything on a counter/table for people to help themselves; tortillas, the chicken (make sure you slice it up), guacamole, the fresh salsa you just made, sour cream, and shredded lettuce. Step back. Let people pile up their tortillas. Bask in the glow when they tell you how wonderful dinner is.

Serves about six people, depending on how many they eat-and trust me, they will EAT.

Makes about 12-16 tortillas (with leftovers, I think)