Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Middle Eastern Chicken Wraps (as easy as it gets)

Sorry for taking the day off yesterday… I came down with a little something (and not a good something)! I’m pretty sure my eye watered ALL day, and that I went through an entire box of tissues blowing my nose at work haha NO. FUN. Anyhow, I was feeling pretty crummy when I got home and was not in the mood to cook dinner  (which is how you KNOW I’m not feeling too hot ;))

Anyhow, I walked into the house to this glorious spread:

Yah… I have the best husband ever!

He stopped by the Middle Eastern Market and picked up some of my absolute FAVORITES: fresh made pita, hummus, and the most GORGEOUS Kalamata olives (yes, I just referred to olives as gorgeous). Then he swung by Publix and snagged a hot Rotisserie Chicken, came home, and chopped up some lettuce and tomato from the fridge and VOILA! This baby was born:

Not one homemade thing and it was probably the best thing I ate all week (LOVE when that happens!)!! All it takes is a few fresh, quality ingredients and you have one heck of a meal! Thank you Mike for being the brains behind this operation!

If you need something fast, fresh, healthy, and delicious – this fits the bill! Man, I love Middle Eastern food… have I told you that before?? Oops… I have?! my bad… ;)

Note: If you don’t have a Middle Eastern Market or Restaurant nearby, you may want to whip up your own pita and hummus (as those are the critical parts of this dish & you don’t want to skimp on quality!). 

The only thing I have left to say is this: Give yourself a break from cooking and whip this nutritious and delicious treat up ASAP!

Oh, yah and to cap off my meal, I curled up under my blanket and with another Hot Toddy (compliments of the hubs)… (Hot Toddy = Tea, Honey, Lemon, and Gentleman Jack… an old  fashioned cold remedy).

I am very blessed.

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Middle Eastern Chicken Wraps

Yield: 6 wraps

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Total Time: 5-10 minutes

THE easiest, most delicious, chicken pita wrap! Perfect for a night off from cooking! ;) Add any additional toppings you desire!

Ingredients:

For the Wraps:
1 Rotisserie Chicken, skinned and pulled into bite sized pieces
6 fresh pita rounds (preferably from a Middle Eastern Market/Restaurant)
Hummus (preferably from a Middle Eastern Market/Restaurant)
Quality pitted Kalamata olives
Lettuce, chopped
Tomato, chopped

Additional Topping Ideas:
crumbled feta
diced cucumber
balsamic reduction

Directions:

Warm pita in microwave or oven. Spread with a healthy layer of hummus topped with lettuce, chicken, olives, and tomatoes (add feta, cucumber, and balsamic drizzle if desired).

Wrap and DEVOUR. See, I told you... Easy Peasy!

I thought I’d give you a behind-the-scenes shot of how I get photos at night time these days (YAY Studio lighting! I LOVE IT.)

 (I promise hubs’ has clean clothes… these are his grubbies since he was about to help a friend install some wood floors)

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26 Responses to “Middle Eastern Chicken Wraps (as easy as it gets)”

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    Stephanie — November 30, 2011 @ 9:31 am

    Yummy! I love meals from rotisserie. My fav chicken salad is made from the leftovers when we buy a rotisserie chicken.

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    Rhonda — November 30, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    Looks delicious, and I love your studio lights. Someday I might graduate to good quality photos :)

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    natalie (the sweets life) — November 30, 2011 @ 11:23 am

    That studio lighting set is so affordable! Are you pleased with it? Was it difficult to figure out?

    I’m looking into options so I can save my blog this winter from terrible pictures :)

    • Kristina replied: — December 6th, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

      LOVE it… and it’s SO easy to figure out… comes with the bulbs and everything!

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    theresa — November 30, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    looks simply yummy. What a sweet husband you have!!! Hope you’re feeling better today!

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    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — November 30, 2011 @ 1:05 pm

    Wow, I wouldn’t even know that these weren’t natural light pics unless you showed us! I’ve been thinking about getting a couple of those Lowel Ego lights that a lot of bloggers use, but now I’m intrigued by this set up.

    Of course, I’d probably have to get rid of my bed just to find a place for those in my apartment!

    These wraps look great! I adore Middle Eastern food too, and often just buy an assortment of spreads from Whole Foods (hummus, tzatziki, baba ghanoush, harissa) and dip pita in them as my dinner!

    • Kristina replied: — December 6th, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

      they actually collapse and store in a tiny little bag… i leave them out all the time though (unless we have company over) ;)

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    nicole {sweet peony} — November 30, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

    mmmm those sound so good. rotisserie chicken is the best thing ever. so is hummus. and pita. yum yum yum

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    mandy schneider — November 30, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

    How sweet! don’t you just love husbands that aren’t jerks LOL!! you guys are to cute! love it :)
    Mandy

    • Kristina replied: — December 6th, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

      he’s a keeper ;)

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    Jessica — November 30, 2011 @ 2:59 pm

    I love your blog! I read it every day! This meal idea sounds great.

    • Kristina replied: — December 6th, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

      aww so glad you enjoy it & actually want to come back every day!! yay! :)

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    Cassie — November 30, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

    I love your lighting..so jealous! This is my kind of meal. There is a Middle Eastern market in Kansas City, I love it. They have amazing spices, homemade pita bread, and it is amazing!

    • Kristina replied: — December 6th, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

      put it on your christmas list, girl! It saved me! I don’t have to rush home to cook… i can hit the gym, go to the grocery store.. cook… and photograph WHENEVER – no rushing like a maniac!

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    michelle @ The Village Cook — December 1, 2011 @ 6:17 am

    I loved the behind the scenes! One day, we should meet up and poke around Apna Bazzar together – (play hooky one morning!) I’d love to go with a someone that knows about some of the items that I don’t! :)
    As always, beautiful pics!

    • Kristina replied: — December 6th, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

      haha … i feel the flu coming on ;)

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — December 1, 2011 @ 7:12 am

    Simple and tasty! I love it!!! Looks so good! I have been craving pitas lately! I need to pick some up, wish I had a Middle Eastern Market near me.

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    Sandra — December 1, 2011 @ 8:16 am

    Girl you are blessed indeed! I’m also wondering about how/if the studio lighting is easy to work with? It’s at the top of my Christmas wish list.

    • Kristina replied: — December 6th, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

      SO easy… simple to put together!!

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    Sweet Marcella — December 1, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

    Hummus is my life saver! This looks like my kind of spread! How sweet od your husband :) I hope you feel better girl!

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    Gloria — December 2, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    I’m with the flu too. I can’t taste anything. Can you post or send me an e-mail with the recipe for the tea? That would be awesome. Thanks. BTW Rotisserie Chicken is the best! I use it for lasagna rolls among other things! But this looks great! I’m a fan for Middle Eastern food too!

    • Kristina replied: — December 2nd, 2011 @ 11:35 am

      8 ounces water, 1 tea bag (i used chamomile), 1 ounce lemon juice, 1 ounce bourbon, and 1-1 1/2 TBS honey (to taste)…. heat water to near boil, steap tea for 3 minutes, remove tea bag and stir in remaining ingredients! Hope you feel better!

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    Gloria — December 2, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    Gracias Kristina! Going to have some right now (I have the ingredients!) Got to be ready for tomorrow’s boxing fight! You are the best!!!

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    Margaret — December 5, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

    What a lively, attractive site! I just received your box of cookies through the Swap, and they are delicious- so moist and I could smell the vanilla before I took my first bite! Can’t wait to see your post on them and the behind-the-scenes stuff (like the lovely umbrellas ;-) Thanks so much, and great job!

    • Kristina replied: — December 6th, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

      Yay! so glad you enjoyed them!!! :)

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    Dad — December 12, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

    Tina looks great. We’re back from Georgia and needed to catch up on your posts. Looks like you are rubbing off on Mike cooking wise. One more thing I would add to this would be some Greek yogurt with a few cloves of pressed garlic mixed into it.

    Love Ya.

    Dad

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