Spicy BBQ Chicken, Sausage & Herb Wrap

Quick. Easy. Savory.

Three words that describe this lunch perfectly.

In my house, quick and easy don’t often go together. Lately, I’ve been rather lucky with my lunch finds and I’ve been able to keep them rather simple too! This recipe is loaded with fresh herbs, some fresh veggies, and tons of protein! It’s got a good kick to the taste, and a nice savory finish that will stick to your tongue. It’s definitely worth a try if you love a hearty, full belly recipe!

I kept the recipe similar to the last one and included cilantro, parsley, and spinach. I also chopped up a little bit of onion to add the bit of crunch to the wrap. I like to sneak in a bit of veggie for my family when I can, so there’s a small amount of chopped tomato as well. We had some left over sausage that I chopped up because, who doesn’t love a chicken and sausage combination?

BBQ Chicken, Sausage & Herb Wrap w/ Spicy Mayo

  • 1 lb. Chicken Tenderloins, diced
  • 1 1/2 links of Sausage (Maple was what we had!)
  • GF Mission Soft Taco Tortillas
  • 1/4 Tomato, diced
  • 5-6 pieces of Cilantro, diced
  • 5-6 pieces of Parsley, diced
  • 2 tbsp. Liquid Smoke (Pecan in our case!)
  • 1/4 French’s Honey Mustard
  • 2 tbsp. BBQ sauce of your choosing
  • 1/2  Onion
  • 3 Spinach leaves, diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, diced and smashed
  • 1 tbsp. Chef Paul’s Magic! Toasted Onion and Garlic Salt Free Seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Arrowroot Powder
  • Tbsp. Mayo
  • Tbsp. Sriracha

Step One:

I begin this by dicing everything! Literally, everything! I love preparing things so that I can breeze through the rest and cut my time in half! I chop up the herbs, the chicken, and the sausage. I like the sausage to be in much smaller pieces than the chicken, I think that this allows the flavor of the sausage to marinate the chicken as it cooks.

Step Two:

I add the chicken, herbs, onion, tomato, Magic! Seasoning, and garlic to small skillet. Next, I toss the items in the skillet with the olive oil, evenly coating the mixture. This ensures that as the items cook, they won’t stick or burn quickly. This lets the meat cook, the onions tenderize, and the herbs infuse the skillet’s contents with flavor.

Step Three:

Halfway through the cooking process, go ahead and add your bbq sauce, honey mustard, and liquid smoke to the skillet. Allow that to marinate the chicken while it cooks all the way through. When the chicken is done cooking all the way through, mix one tablespoon of arrowroot powder with 2 tablespoons of water until dissolved. Once dissolved, add this to your skillet to make all the juices into a sauce for your wrap!

Step Four:

Now, lay out your tortilla on a plate. Next, mix the mayo and Sriracha together. This is the simplest addition to your meal, but trust me, it adds dimension to the wrap! Layer that mayo mixture on the tortilla, adding or subtracting as much mayo as you want. After adding the mayo, layer the skillet contents onto the tortilla and wrap it up! Enjoy!

This is most definitely one of my favorite lunches so far! It gives a kick, it sticks to your ribs, and it’s relatively healthy! Give it a try!

What are your favorite wrap ideas? Let me know in the comments!

[Recipe]: Tomato&Herb Infused Classic Sandwich

Long time, no see! I know, I know…But I have a lovely treat for you today!

You know those days when you have a craving for something a little savory, and you want to do minimal effort? That’s what this sandwich is perfect for! I wanted something that gave a little bit of an acidic tang, but was mostly natural in its ingredients. Plus, I didn’t want to spend an enormous amount of time in the kitchen.

I started off with several herbs that were very easy to find in my local grocery store. Herbs such as thyme, basil, and cilantro. That allowed for that well known Italian kick to come forward. I chopped up a bit of  garlic to give it a boost in the flavor department, added grape tomatoes for tang factor, and sautéed it up with a bit of olive oil! Not to mention tossing in a bit of onion and Bella mushrooms for added taste! Easy peasy!

Tomato&Herb Infused Classic Sandwich

  • Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Mountain White bread
  • 4 oz. grape tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • Pepper jack cheese
  • Prima della Honey Maple Cured Ham
  • 2 Basil leaves, diced
  • Cilantro leaves, diced
  • Thyme sprigs, diced
  • Pinch of Spinach leaves, diced
  • 3 Bella mushrooms, diced into small pieces
  • 1 clove of Garlic
  • 1/4 small onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Small bowl
  • Small saucepan

Step One:

The first step is to dice all the fresh vegetables and herbs you have in front of you! You should make sure you cut the tomatoes into quarters, and dice the herbs, onion, garlic, and mushrooms into small pieces. The smells will be rather intense, but your house will smell like a small garden! Which I believe is wonderful on a summer’s day!

Step Two:

Now, place all the items you just diced into a small bowl and mix the items with the 2 tbsp. of olive oil! Mix the items until they are generously covered, adding more as needed. Then, place this mixture in the small saucepan you have waiting in the wings!

Step Three:

Sauté the mixture until the tomatoes are slightly softened, the mushrooms and onions are mostly cooked, and the juices are flowing freely! This took no more than 5 minutes when I made this recipe!

Step Four:

Now, the assembly! I added a bit of butter to the bread before layering the cheese and ham, this would be something that is entirely up to you! After layering the cheese and ham, layer on the veggies and herb mixture and top with the last piece of bread. Cut your sandwich in half, and bingo! Done and delicious!

Now, some noteworthy things I noticed while making this was that even though the ham was delicious with this mixture, chicken would be a wonderful choice as well! Also, if you like a bit of a saltier sandwich, feel free to add salt and pepper as needed. I personally try to limit my salt intake. I hope this gives you a delicious, easy lunch option that not only you enjoy, but you love.

Stay tuned for more recipes to come!

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