These collard wraps are life changing. This is the easiest yummy substitute for wraps I have found yet. It's like eating a handheld salad disguised as a burrito. Most importantly, it tastes good. Yay!
I make a batch of these and put them in the fridge for a few quick lunches during the work week. I'm going to make a thai peanut version next week and maybe indian samosa ones after that.
Makes about 6 wraps.
Chicken Collard Wrap Burritos
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon fenugreek leaves
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cumin (optional, include if you can have seeds)
1.5 # boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 bunch collard greens
1/2 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped
1/2 head cabbage, shredded
1/2 head crispy lettuce, chopped
1/2 white onion, finely diced
2 avocados, see last paragraph
Additional options: salsa, hot sauce, sour cream, shredded cheese
Mix together salt, pepper, turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder, fenugreek, oregano, cinnamon and cumin, if using. Season chicken. Cook the chicken anyway you like - grilled, baked, whatever. I seasoned mine, put it in the slow cooker for 2 hours on high and shredded it.
While the chicken cooks, you can chop your veggies and set out any additional toppings you'll be using.
To prep the collard green, slice off the chunky part of the stem by cutting straight across the base, where the leaf fans out. Next, use a peeler or knife to shave down the thick stem. This will make it easier to roll up and eat.
Bring a 10-12 inch skillet with an inch or two of water to a boil. Dip collard leaves into the boiling water for about 10 seconds. Do this one at a time. Transfer to a towel. This softens up the leaves and makes them taste better.
Assemble wraps: Layout a collard green, pile on chicken, chopped cilantro, cabbage, lettuce, onion - whatever you like. Roll it up tightly like burrito, tucking the sides in as you roll. I wrap them all at once and leave them in the fridge. In the morning, when I'm packing my food for the day, I grab a couple, unroll them and add fresh avocado slices. Maybe this is crazy but I like the avocado to be fresh and bright. It's a pinch more work but easy and worth the effort.