Friday, March 19, 2010

Vegetarian Style Chicken Snack Wraps



I love McDonald’s Snack Wraps. They’re a guilty pleasure of mine. Not for a snack, they’re a bit much for that, but for lunch occasionally. However, I don’t like the way they make me feel when I eat them. Like a heavy, greasy, unhealthy bomb in my stomach.

So now I make a cleaned up vegetarian version at home. These probably still aren’t the healthiest things, but I love them anyway. They don’t make me feel gross and have more flavor then the McDonald’s version.

Vegetarian Style Chicken Snack Wraps
I’m not certain vegetarian chicken patties qualify as real food, but they're pretty darn tasty! I far prefer them to real chicken patties.

1 box MorningStar Farms Chik Patties Original
4 Mission Multi-Grain Flour Tortillas, Medium Soft Taco
Fresh baby Spinach
Onion, thinly sliced
Bleu Cheese, Ranch, or Honey Mustard dressing (My favorite is bleu cheese, Jesse's is ranch)
Freshly cracked pepper

1. Cook Chik Patties according to package directions. Oven method works best, and use convection if you have it for crispier breading.

2. Place the tortillas on a plate and cover with a paper towel. Microwave on high until warm. About 30 to 45 seconds.

3. Slice the chicken patties into strips. Arrange one patty's worth of strips on a tortilla and add spinach, onion, a drizzle of your preferred dressing, and some pepper. Fold the bottom upward so the stuffing doesn’t come out. Then roll into burrito shape. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

Makes 4 snack wraps.

Recipe & photograph by Laura Flowers.


30 comments:

Joy said...

That is good, how was the vegetarian chicken? I can't seem to find a good vegetarian subsitute.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Hi Joy.

I don’t often use meat substitutes because I find I don’t need them or there are better recipes without them. The only ones I use on occasion are MorningStar Farms Chick Patties or Nuggets, and MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers.

I hope this helps.

Laura

The Cooking Photographer said...

Oh and I like the chik patties a lot! They might be worth trying for you.

Gulmohar said...

Cool ! Wonderful snack wraps..Easy and simple :-)

Chef E said...

Now if you can figure out how to make me a healthier version of The Big Mac I am your slave forever! :)

Joy said...

Chef E -

I'm there with you. Though it is so good, it is so bad for you.

Vrinda said...

Lovely wrap...gr8 snack

Memória said...

I've never tried the McDonald's wrap before, but your wrap looks good and healthy!!

Sue Sparks said...

Not a good idea to look at your blog when I'm starving!?! This looks SO GOOD!!! Have a great weekend Laura!

Veronica Miller said...

Now this is my kind of snack-wrap! Oh yeah, I think I'm picking up some chick'n patties this week. I'm gaga for them--I think they're my favorite fake meat food. I also buy the Boca brand & Quorn is good too. Hey, how come the comment thing changed and there's no longer a way to leave your name and website? Guess I'll have to leave it with my google ID.

The Cooking Photographer said...

@ Chef E - Lol yeah my husband would be happy too if I could work on the Big Mac.

@ Veronica - Sorry about that. I closed some of the comment settings to try to block the spam. I've reopened it now.

Federica said...

squisito questo snack!ciao!

tasteofbeirut said...

Loved your shot of the wrap! Great idea to use these meat substitutes I need to check them out.

Rachel Cotterill said...

I've never had a McDonalds wrap, but your veggie one looks pretty tasty! :)

Sarah - A Beach Home Companion said...

I agree with you--the snack wraps are great when you are really hungry, but you regret it afterwards. My homemade version has Red Hot Buffalo sauce--McDonalds should get on that one!

Meena said...

HI there, Laura! love this version of wrap...pic looks great too!

BTW, thanx for visiting my space Dakshin Menu Card
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I am in the process of building that blog.
In the meanwhile, please visit my main food blog, Dakshin -http://southernspiceworld.blogspot.com/ for more vegetarian ideas.

Esi said...

Nice job! It's always great to recreate versions of what you love in restaurants so you know exactly what goes in to it.

Mimi said...

I haven't had a Mc snack wrap. but now I guess I don't need to. This looks fantastic.
Mimi

Sook said...

The wraps look so good! I'd like to try this for lunch sometime.

Diana's Cocina said...

I have the same feeling after I eat at McDonalds. This looks really good.

ButterYum said...

My fav is the grilled chipotle bbq.... mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

I was just thinking the other day about making my own version at home. I'll have to start working on that. Thanks for the inspiration.

:)
ButterYum

Sophie said...

Now, this looks like a grand vegetarian recipe!

Yummie all the way,....

Dawn said...

What a great idea! It looks so simple and delicious.

Alex Headrick said...

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http://www.journey-to-beauty.com/2010/03/awards.html

Blessings!
Alex
www.journey-to-beauty.com

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Your wraps look wonderful! I know what you mean about the sickening feeling that often follows eating fast food of any kind.. Ugh! I love your version (and the fact that it's not going to make me sick!)

Veronica M. said...

Hey, don't change your settings for me, esp if it helped stop the spam. I have no problem leaving it with my Google ID.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

I haven't had the McD's version, but this looks fantastic. And thanks for vegetarianizing it, Laura. You've saved me a step :).

Jennifer said...

Another yummy, super easy recipe. These vegetarians thank you!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Hi Jennifer,

Glad I could help. I really like these wraps and make them for lunch somewhat often. I hope you enjoy them too.

Laura

Aggie said...

Just saw this on Photograzing and they look awesome! what a great easy weeknight dinner I can look forward to next week :)

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