Thai Chicken Wrap Recipe
A road trip calls for lots of music and snacks, but also nourishing, yummy, easy-to-eat foods! This Thai chicken wrap recipe checks every single box with plenty of protein and lots of fresh herbs, wrapped up in a tidy wrap for a no mess lunch on the go.
We’re going on a road trip! You know what that means – decide on our route, plan our stops, and stock the car with unending snacks and a fresh lunch packed in the cooler! For me, it’s lots of fruits, veggies, and Thai chicken wraps for everyone.
This is a post written by me and sponsored by GE. All opinions are 100% mine.
Road trip!!! These two words instantly put a grin on my face and elicit all sorts of exclamation points. Because ever since I was a little girl, I loved hitting the road with my family and exploring the beauty of the country – sometimes with extended family in tow. The best memories of my childhood summers are from these trips, with cousins, and of course, lots of food.
There was so much to taste, from roadside stands with the sweetest summer corn, the freshest Maine lobsters, and some of the best homemade chicken pot pie served up in an Amish kitchen. And there were, of course, the food my mom and aunts would pack – crazy spreads that would put every other picnic to shame. I get tired just thinking of all the prep they used to do.
My sister’s big day is finally here. This weekend, I will be surrounded by my extended family once again, and I will be packing up for my own family’s road trip. The car will be full of bridesmaid dresses and suits, wedding favors and bathing suits, and of course, plenty to eat. My goodness, even if I’m just running across town for errands, I have snacks in my bag. So you can be sure that I’ll be packing lots of goodies for the eight hour drive to San Diego!
When we hit the road, we are always looking for excuses to make pit stops at farm stands and find the season’s fresh best along the way. But in the cooler, I have an arsenal of fresh snacks to keep the rumbling tummies at bay. I’m all about the nibbles, and ideally, foods that do not generate a lot of mess. There’s nothing worse than pulling into a hotel and have the unsuspecting valet open the doors to a messy car sprinkled everywhere with crumbs. Of course, the crumbs will happen, but if I can reduce them in any way possible, I try my best.
So, as I pack up tonight, I’ll be slicing crunchy carrot sticks and celery, and packaging sturdy fruits such as grapes, bananas, and cherries. I will pack hard boiled eggs, nuts, and dried fruit for extra protein and energy, and granola bars are always welcome. Cheese sticks are always a hit, along with rolled deli ham and pretzel sticks. And rather than sandwiches, I like to pack wraps – they are less crumbly, easier for little hands to hold, and I can fill them with all kinds of yummy things. For this trip, I used my Thai chicken wrap recipe.
What types of foods do you like to pack for road trips? There’s more great options than you would expect, and a little preparation up front will make your travel day go so much more smoothly.
Speaking of road trips, how’s this for the ultimate road trip fantasy? Imagine driving with a full sized refrigerator filled with the freshest produce, meat, and dairy? You could have, for example, unlimited chicken wraps in every flavor you could think of, or everyone’s favorite ice cream flavors. I’ve always thought it would be magical to have a fridge in the car!
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More Thai Food
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Thai-style Salmon Burgers
Vegetarian Pad Thai (Instant Pot)
Thai-Style Chicken Salad Rainbow Wraps
Great Roadtrip Snacks
Trail Mix Granola
Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Sweet and Spicy Wasabi Popcorn
Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Raspberry Peanut Butter Energy Bites
Mandarin Orange Ginger Date Muffins
Thai Chicken Wrap Recipe
- 2 chicken breasts poached or roasted
- 1/3 cup shallot minced
- 1/4 cup scallion finely sliced
- 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped
- 1/4 cup mint finely chopped
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- pinch sugar
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise light mayo is fine
- 2-4 carrots sliced in 3 inch strips
- 1/2 English cucumber sliced in 3 inch strips
- Flour tortillas
- Shred the chicken breasts and place in a bowl. This can be done in advance. Add the shallot, scallion, cilantro, and mint, and combine.
- In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, salt, chili powder, and sugar. Pour into the bowl and combine with the chicken. Stir in mayonnaise. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- To assemble the wraps, place about three tablespoons of the chicken salad in the center of the tortilla, close to you. Add a few slices of carrot and cucumber and then another tablespoon of chicken salad. Fold the tortilla shell and wrap. Slice at a diagonal, if desired. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
Enjoy the family trip and your sister’s magical day. I love the “love in the air” feeling the wedding spread.
oooh I love family reunions but even more than that I love weddings!! What great fun! And road trip on top of it. Love road trips… and I always am the one to pack drinks and snacks in the car while my men complain and make fun of me. But I’ll keep doing it. Fruit, cookies… but sandwiches we pick up at rest stops on the way. But now I’m thinking I’ll make this and pack them to take along on our next road trip. What amazing wraps! Have fun, doll!
I love Thai food, this looks like the perfect lunch, wraps are one of my favorites! i usually bring sandwiches on road trips but I’m really liking the idea of substituting them for wraps, so smart!
I hope your road trip is lots of fun and that your sister has a wonderful day (:
I love a good wrap – Thai-style chicken salad sounds great to me! Have a great trip and a fabulous time celebrating! :)
This doesn’t actually have any mayo… Should it? Thanks! Looks yummy!
Whoops, thanks Lillie! I just updated the recipe to reflect the mayo. It most definitely has some :)
Have fun with road-trip and on your sister’s magical day :) I just had my sister and her family visit us for a few weeks and it was so AWESOME!!
We love road-tripping and I can see one soon, in the horizon ;)
Oh how wonderful! I love road trips too, but always worry about food spoiling. I hope you have such a magical time with your family. And take lots of pictures for us (both of the big day and the paths that you lead you to your loved one!) I can’t wait to make this salad wrap. Lots of love.
This looks so good! I make our lunches every Sunday for the week ahead, and curried chicken salad is one of our favorites (http://lollingabout.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/foodie-friday-curried-chicken-salad/), but I might have to add this to the rotation!
And I’ll have to add your curried chicken salad to our rotation, Allyn. I’m so fascinated by the grapes in there, wow!