Thai Chicken Curry Wraps

Thai Chicken Curry Wraps from Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on August 17, 2010 · 32 comments

Do you all know about the Cuisine at Home magazine series? Sister Jen introduced me several months ago. By buying me a subscription.

I’m still thanking her.

Then Jen showed me her latest find, Sandwiches and Wraps – you see, Cuisine at Home also publishes specialty magazines, called Cuisine Tonight. But she showed me with a warning – “The store only had one copy,” she said. After breezing through the first few pages, and wiping away the drool, I wanted to cry. Only one copy? What? WAAAAAAAA.

Jen felt my pain. She is a great sister and all.

I’m no dummy, though. I simply went online that night and ordered it. (Mind you, I need another cookbook like I need a hole in the head. I justify it by calling it an addiction. That works for me.)

You have to understand. This particular issue is…well…I want to make every single recipe. Every. Single. One.

I had to start somewhere. Well, hello page 40.

I picked these wraps because anything with Thai origins gets my immediate attention. And since my refrigerator is never without red (and green) curry paste, spinach, yogurt, and tortillas, this was a no-brainer.

Big winner. They were easy to prepare, quick start-to-finish, and all the flavors worked wonderfully.

One recipe down. Fifty-two to go.

Thai Chicken Curry Wraps
Makes 4 wraps
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients
• 1/4 cup mayonnaise
• 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
• 2 tablespoons honey
• 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
• 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, cubed (I used a rotisserie chicken)
• 1/3 cup pineapple, dices
• 1/4 cup red onion, minced
• 2 tablespoons chopped parsley (or cilantro)
• 1/4 cup slivered almonds
• 2 tablespoons minced ginger
• 1 teaspoon Thai red curry paste
• 2 1/2 cups fresh baby spinach
• 4 flavored burrito-size (10-12”) flour tortillas, such as tomato or spinach
• Cooking spray

Directions
Combine mayo, yogurt, honey, and lime juice in a bowl. Fold in the chicken, pineapple, onion, and parsley. Set aside.

In a large skillet, over medium heat, sauté almonds in 1 tablespoon of oil until golden, stirring often so they don’t burn, about 1 minute. Add the ginger and curry paste; cooking for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Remove from heat and fold into the chicken mixture.

Wipe out skillet and return to the burner over low heat; warm tortillas until pliable. Place 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture on each tortilla, then roll to enclose, folding in the sides like a burrito.

Coat skillet with cooking spray and toast wraps over medium-high heat until golden on both sides, about 30-45 seconds per side. Cut in half and serve warm.

(originally from Cuisine Tonight, Sandwiches and Salads)

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Amy August 26, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Ann – Thanks!

Daphne – Pie? Did someone say pie? ;-)

Rachel – No, I used regular plain yogurt. The sauce was loose, but it shouldn’t have been runny. Maybe you put too much on each tortilla? Hm. This will haunt me now. Well, thank goodness they will still good for you. One of my readers loved them so much, she made them for dinner two nights in a row!

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Rachel August 26, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Made these wraps a couple days ago. Delicious flavor! The almonds, pineapple, thai paste…yum! Mine turned out a bit watery…maybe that’s because I used nonfat plain yogurt? In any case, these rocked!! Thanks for sharing Amy!

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daphne August 23, 2010 at 8:41 am

this looks AWESOME! Love the wrap idea. One of the meals i am doing this week will be a thai curry pie! But i’m loving this.

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pigpigscorner August 22, 2010 at 4:10 am

wow, this looks amazing, I love Thai flavours!

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Amy August 21, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Dad – I bet you Aunt Jan used Indian curry (which I know you and Mom down care for), not Thai curry paste, which is in this recipe. Very different. I fear she completely destroyed your taste buds that night!

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Dad August 21, 2010 at 3:22 pm

My loss? Curry would make me lose my cookies. Your Aunt Jan once made a curry dish for me, and I drank a half-gallon of lemonade to get rid of the taste. That was 1961, and I won’t forget that night. She used so much that it cured ailments I wouldn’t get for 20 years. I picketed her house with a sign that said “Down With Curry and Chili Powder.”

Not only ain’t I buying it. I won’t take it when it’s free.

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Amy August 21, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Greg – Strangely enough he likes most Asian cuisine, so I don’t know what the hang up is with curry. Too spicy? Truth be told my Dad is meat and potatoes. As much as I’ve been encouraging Mexican, Middle Eastern, and Indian food, he just ain’t buying it. His loss!

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sippitysup August 21, 2010 at 10:38 am

This sort of thing is right in line with the foods I love. So for the first time since I have been popping here I disagree with you Dad! Curry for me. GREG

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Rachel August 20, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Shawn should have been born in the Midwest. The only Thai thing he likes is pad thai, and even then I have to be the one to suggest it. He doesn’t like fruit with meat, so pineapple would be out. And he gets squirmy over yogurt-based anything. I have no idea if he’d like thai curry paste, but I’m just going to assume no.

I will make these the next bromance he goes on when I don’t have to cook for him. Thanks Amy I can’t wait to try this!

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Amy August 20, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Rach – Why would Shawn shun this awesome wrap? Is he anti-chicken? Anti-pineapple? Anti-curry paste? Won’t eat food without utensils? They were SO good. Don’t let him rain on your parade. Make them! Obviously most meals are best fresh, but I bet these would do fine in the fridge for one night.

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Rachel August 20, 2010 at 1:30 pm

These look SO DELICIOUS. Sadly, Shawn wouldn’t eat these. Or maybe he would, but it wouldn’t make his skirt fly up. Why can’t my husband just eat everything??

I’ll have to make these for myself to take for lunch…do they keep well in the fridge?

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Amy August 19, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Lo – And I’ve missed seeing your name pop up. Back-blogged? I totally get it. Ya, pretty awesome about the magazine. Makes me love them that much more.

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lo August 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Oooh. Pineapple. And ginger. And little crunchie bits. This looks like a winner in my book. I’m so glad I found the time to stop by! I’ve been missing you!

And how nice of the delightful people at the magazine to respond in such a friendly and generous manner :)

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Amy August 19, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Debbi – Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy them…they were an instant win over here.

Eliana – Hello lovely lady! I know, right? I wish I had these again for lunch, too. Wonderful seeing your over here. I loved your anniversary post and the gorgeous photos.

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Eliana August 19, 2010 at 10:14 am

These could not look more amazing. Any way I could convince you to make and deliver one these for me for lunch in about an hour?

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Debbi Does Dinner Healthy August 19, 2010 at 8:42 am

LOVE your photo! These look excellent, I just printed it, thanks!

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Amy August 18, 2010 at 10:29 am

Lora – Ha! Sadly, we haven’t completely unpacked since moving back, and most of my cookbooks are still in boxes :( But they will once again adorn a shelf (or 2…or 3) in my kitchen some day.

Jenn – I also love the tips they give at the beginning – some of them are really helpful and things I wouldn’t have thought of. Yes! A subscription would make an awesome holiday gift. As I said, mine was a birthday gift from my sister and it was/is one of the best. Great to see you here, Jenn – thanks for coming by!

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Lora August 17, 2010 at 11:25 pm

You have inspired me to come out. My name is Lora. I too am a cookbook addict. I am craving to just glance at your cookbook shelves. But I won’t. I don’t need to anymore. I have veryculinary.com. Thank you. Now no one else will ever know.

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Jenn August 18, 2010 at 1:25 am

I love Cuisine at Home! I think they are the most instructive magazine out there right now, and so many of their recipes have become family favorites. Hmmm now I think I have a good idea for a Christmas gift for my parents this year…

Those wraps look SO amazing I want to make them tonight!

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Amy August 17, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Natasha – Thanks! Yes, I love the versatility of wraps – their varying ingredients and time of day always make them a go-to meal.

Janet – Thank you so much! I hope you do make them. Enjoy!

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Janet August 17, 2010 at 4:49 pm

In a word – yum. That photo is beautiful. I think I have all the ingredients to make these this week. Thanks for another great recipe!

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5 Star Foodie August 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm

The wraps look super delicious! These are so great for lunch or a light summer dinner!

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Amy August 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Jen – Thanks Jen!! Oh, and I totally agree about the serving size – one wrap was definitely enough…but I still had another half.

Dani – *raises hand* I could spend an entire day looking at recipes, food blogs, and cookbooks. But alas, the kids won’t tolerate that.

Alicia – Lol. I love it. Start meal planning on Tuesdays! Kidding. Hey, you can always include this in next week’s line-up. It might even make my rotation again so soon.

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Alicia August 17, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Amy. You have to stop doing this to me. I meal plan, you know. I almost dread coming here on Tuesdays because it always ends up with, “Goddamnit, now I have to go to the grocery store again.” ;)

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Dani H August 17, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Your photo is delectable! And I love Joanne’s idea about starting the 12-Step Program. I can (and do) spend an hour or more just looking through cookbooks, not for a recipe, just to enjoy the book. Hope your week is wonderful, Amy! *BIG HUGS*

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Jen August 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I made these a couple of weeks ago, and they’re amazing…and amazingly easy! The complement of flavors is perfect, and even though you’ll probably be full after one wrap, you won’t want to stop eating. Jay loved them, too, and fortunately I had enough for four of them (rather than just one for each of us).

I do have to say, Ame, the picture is fantastic. Mine didn’t look quite so pretty…but they came close.

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Amy August 17, 2010 at 10:24 am

Tia – Yes, the colors did it for me too. That orange from the tomato tortilla just pops! A spinach tortilla would look pretty also.

Joanne – Hee hee. Or maybe we go around to other recovery groups and hand these magazines out. They’ll feel better immediately.

Dad – Wowza. Coming from you (photographer extraordinaire…and anti-chicken eater) I take that as the highest praise!

Mom – all the other flavors from the chicken, pineapple, and yogurt really balance out the curry. You and Dad could get away with it.

Steph – Excellent idea! And you’ll save money too.

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Steph August 17, 2010 at 10:15 am

Yum these look so good. I love Thai food. I might make the filling ahead of time and prepare the wraps for work the next morning. So much better than cafeteria food.

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Mom August 17, 2010 at 10:07 am

These wraps look sooo good, and I think the Thai red curry paste would work for us as it is the Indian curry we don’t seem to like. Can’t wait to try these. All of a sudden, I’ve become very hungry!

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Dad August 17, 2010 at 6:50 am

Amy, I must say that you may have peaked with these Thai Chicken Wraps, photographically speaking. That pic makes me drool … even at 5 AM! All the recipe needs is the removal of curry and the addition of bacon and/or … no and diced ham! I’m just a simple man.

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Joanne August 17, 2010 at 6:07 am

I like the idea of calling this an addiction. This way it becomes a medical problem. Something wholeheartedly out of your control. We should make some kind of 12 step program. Just to make it official. And then have meetings where sit around and pretend to talk about recovering but actually just sit around and talk about what cookbook we want to buy next.

These wraps look fantastic. Thai is basically my favorite type of food. Ever. I am making these. Imminently.

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Tia @ ButtercreamBarbie August 17, 2010 at 1:16 am

i love the colors! and i’m a sucker for thai stuff too :)

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