Balsamic Chicken Goat Cheese Wraps
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Balsamic Chicken Goat Cheese Wraps made with balsamic roasted chicken breasts, arugula, pecans, cranberries and goat cheese and topped with a wonderful balsamic glaze. The perfect lunch on the go.
Balsamic Chicken Goat Cheese Wraps are a great lunch option you’ll love because they taste great and because they’re so easy to make. You’ll love this wrap with a cold, refreshing Raspberry Flavor Iced Tea from Pure Leaf®, who generously sponsored this post.
The balsamic chicken in the wraps gets a quick 15 minute marinade before being browned in a large skillet. The arugula adds a nice peppery bite, while the sweetness of the cranberries and the tangy creaminess of the goat cheese add a depth of flavor. The final two components of the dish are the balsamic glaze which just adds a second layer of balsamic flavor along with chopped pecans.
In this wrap I used plain chopped pecans, but in the past I’ve used slightly sweetened pecans from the store or my Slow Cooker Candied Pecans for a hint of sweetness. I also use these same filling ingredients in salad form and I find that the pecans are a lovely addition for a bit of texture.
The Balsamic Chicken Goat Cheese Wraps pair wonderfully with Pure Leaf® Raspberry Flavor Iced Tea, which complements the berry flavor of the wrap’s cranberries.
In addition to Pure Leaf® Raspberry Flavor Iced Tea, you can also pair the Balsamic Chicken Goat Cheese Wraps with other flavors. If you’re looking for something other than a berry flavor, I would also suggest Pure Leaf® Lemon Flavor Iced Tea, which I also taste tested with this recipe.
It was a toss up between which flavors were the best. There is also a Pure Leaf® Pomegranate Flavor Iced Tea that is delicious. So many flavors to try and enjoy!
Together, they make a perfect on-the-go lunch. You can be sure that Pure Leaf® will have that authentic tea taste because they are brewed from real tea leaves and are never made from powder or concentrate.
Balsamic Chicken Goat Cheese Wraps
Balsamic Chicken Goat Cheese Wraps made with balsamic roasted chicken breasts, arugula, pecans, cranberries and goat cheese and topped with a wonderful balsamic glaze. The perfect lunch on the go. Pairs well with Pure Leaf® Raspberry Flavor Iced Tea.
For the chicken:
- 3 chicken breasts boneless-skinless
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
For the wraps:
- 1 cup arugula
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup goat cheese crumbled
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup balsamic glaze
- 4 large tortillas
To make the chicken:
- Add the chicken, balsamic vinegar, honey, whole grain mustard, garlic, kosher salt, black pepper to a bowl and mix well. Let sit for ten minutes.
- In a large skillet add the canola oil on medium high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade (let excess marinade drip off) and add to the skillet, cooking for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
- Cut the chicken into 1/4 inch thick slices
To assemble the wraps:
- To each tortilla add 1/4 of the arugula, chicken, cranberries, goat cheese, pecans and balsamic glaze.
- Tuck in the sides of the tortilla and roll like a burrito.
- Serve at room temperature or cold.
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