Saturday, March 19, 2011

Quick Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Spring starts Sunday night at 7:21pm EDT but it sure feels like Spring today!  The trees are blooming, the male birds are trying out their best pick up lines ("Hey chickie, you know what they say about the size of a bird's beak?"), and even my neighbors are breaking out their dormant grills.

TIP:  If your grill has been neglected all winter, Clint wrote a good article about how to tune up your grill for action.

I had a couple of chicken breasts and wanted a quick lunch.  How about a grilled buffalo chicken wrap?


This really isn't a recipe, it's just a quick and easy lunch.

I gave the chicken breasts a fast 30 minute bath in KC Masterpiece Buffalo Marinade.  It is one of the sauces they gave us at Kingsford University.  WARNING:  Do NOT attempt to marinate a buffalo with this sauce.  It only makes them angry.  

I set up the Big Green Egg for direct heat at 350f.  To add a little smokiness I toss in a handful of cherry wood chips into the coals just as I put the breasts on the grate.  


I grilled them for about 5-7 minutes per side, until they hit 160f in the thicker part of the breasts.  TIP:  Breasts come in all shapes and sizes so they will cook differently.  I check each one, not just one.  For example, today the first one was done 4 minutes before the last one.   


TIP:  When grilling chicken breast, arrange them so the thinner end is further from the hotter spots of the grill.

I grilled some flour tortillas and then it was just a matter of assembling the wraps.

First a handful of rinsed baby spinach leaves, thin sliced red onion, and blue cheese dressing...


...then the sliced grilled chicken and an extra squirt of the Buffalo marinade.  (Look, if they can claim it is a marinade for buffaloes then I can use it as a sauce instead of a marinade, right?)


Just about perfect for a sunny almost Spring Saturday afternoon.  Plus it was fast & easy.

27 comments:

  1. I love buffalo flavor, delish and can't wait to start grilling.

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  2. I can't wait to make this one!!! I've been on a wrap kick this past week :)

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  3. I absolutely love this recipe! It is quick and easy and full of flavor! Way to go!

    Linda

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  4. Heh! Yeah I would like to see me take one down and rub in the sauce!

    I did not grill today, got lazy, but got all the fixin's going to do a pork loin roast with asain seasonings I saw on another post- plum hoisen on duck, but hey the pork will work!

    Going to do those lobster stuffed peppers again, talked hubby into it, well did not have to say many words!

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  5. Alrighty now....this is not fair play:) Chicken and buffalo sauce is a major favorite with me and these look downright delicious. Love the tip about putting the thinner part of the breast further away from the hot spot. I'll definitely be putting that tip to use very soon.

    Off to catch up on your most recent posts. I'm way behind in commenting. Sounds like you had an awesome time in Vegas.

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  6. Quick easy and taste for a weekend lunch. What could be better. I will pickup some of that marinade soon. Great Job!

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  7. This looks totally yummy!
    Did I mention that you totally crack me up? The buffalo warning was even more funny than your comment about my doors!

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  8. What thermometer do you use to check the temp of the chicken? Just curious.

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  9. Great, now what AM I supposed to do with that buffalo? Lunch looks great!

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  10. this is crazy awesome. crawesome.

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  11. Chris, your sense of humor is alive and well today. I'm with Martha. You crack me up.

    Lovely lunch. I really like the blue cheese dressing.
    Sam

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  12. Your warning made me LOL. Looks like a quick and delicious lunch.

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  13. I really cannot even tell you how excited I am for spring. It's almost driving me to chirp. Almost.

    I probably could live off of buffalo chicken if anyone would let me. Love this wrap!

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  14. Nice work! Glad to see you use flour tortillas. In a restaurant the corn tortillas are often excellent, but the ones I can get at the market I consider inferior.

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  15. Marinate a buffalo. HA! You're so crazy. Can you believe spring is finally here? So excited to hear it.

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  16. Oh yeah, I could go for this! It looks and sounds great!

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  17. Is the angry Buffalo part from personal experience?

    Great job and another Nibble Me This for my "To Do" list.

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  18. yummy, can't get much better than a simple chicken wrap!

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  19. just delicious! i love buffalo chicken, especially in fun forms like this.

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  20. Simple is so good..especially for a quick lunch. The wrap looks fantastic!
    I often forget to remind people that each piece of chicken cooks differently..good little reminder!

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  21. Definitely looks delish! Sometimes I brave the cold in order to grill me some good ol' chicken. My man loves buffalo sauce, so I know this would be a quick and dirty way to feed him.

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  22. The BH loves loves loves buffalo chicken, and this would be perfect for him!! I can't get over this weather... I've been neglecting my blog responsibilities because of it :)

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  23. What a perfect quick and delicious meal! Love this idea and this post cracked me up. Happy Spring!

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  24. I do love the first days of Spring. That wrap looks really good Chris. We have a herd of Buffalo a few miles from the house, I do appreciate the marinade warning.

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  25. Spring? All it's done is rain rain and more rain here. Maybe next weekend we can get the grill out without being soaked.

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