Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Ranch Wraps

Ok, this pitiful picture seriously does not do this recipe justice. This was by far the best thing I've made lately, and I already want to make it again. Kevin told me after we ate it that he could eat it every night....probably not a great idea! I got this recipe out of an old cookbook I have called Best Hometown Cooking. The original recipe called for blue cheese, which I'm not a big fan of, so I opted for ranch. The chicken mixture is soooo good and as soon as I tried it, I began thinking of all the other possible things I could use it in....salads, baked potatoes, etc. This is definitely a hot and spicy dish, I used regular Lousiana hot sauce, and it was perfect for us!

You will need:

- 1/2 cup ranch dressing (I used Kraft Buttermilk Ranch), plus more for dipping if you are like me

-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

-garlic powder

-dried thyme, crushed


-ground black pepper

-2 tablespoons olive oil

-1/4 cup unsalted butter

-1/4 cup hot pepper sauce (I used Lousiana-original)

-shredded lettuce

-monteray jack cheese

-flour tortillas (I used regular flour tortillas-burrito sized, but anything would work)

* I chose to make 2 large wraps, but you could easily get smaller tortillas and serve them up like tacos

*Sprinkle chicken breasts with garlic powder, thyme (crush it in your fingers when sprinkling), salt and pepper. In a large skillet heat olive oil over med-high heat. Add chicken and cook about 6 minutes on each side, or until chicken is no longer pink and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and allow to cool for a few minutes.

*Meanwhile, in a small microwave-safe bowl combine hot sauce and butter; microwave about 1 minute or until butter is melted. Whisk hot sauce mixture until combined.

*Using two forks, shred chicken breasts. Fold shredded chicken into hot sauce mixture

*Cover tortillas with damp paper towel and heat for 10-15 seconds in microwave to warm

*In torillas, place shredded lettuce, monterray jack cheese, and chicken. Spoon ranch dressing on top of chicken and roll up into a wrap ( or burrito, or whatever you want to call it). Enjoy!