The weekend is upon us! Let the angels sing and rejoice! For many of us, it's a three day weekend! My brain just did a back flip like one of those super cute toy puppies you see at the mall.
How are youuuuu going to spend Memorial Day weekend? Whatever it may be, please stay safe and have fun. Remember to R E L A X.
Which is why I'm not going anywhere near the highway. Keeping it fairly local! Screw you 95, 395, 495 and 27. In the words of my home boy Felix, NOT THIS DAY!
Unwind. Believe it or not.... life is beautiful. Put on some music... maybe a lil Jack Johnson or Wutang Clan. Need audio inspiration? Feel free to browse my grooveshark playlists (name: sonharmuito). Once you find that vibe, make something delicious in the kitchen. Might I suggest these quick and easy wraps? They keep with that Memorial Day vibe of the grill... minus the grill!
These take about 40 minutes and the majority is letting the chicken cook. You pick the flavor of the bbq- either make it yourself or buy some. Use as much or as little sauce as you want. The smokey flavor of bbq paired with the blue cheese it quite lovely.
And someone please... teach me how to wrap a wrap. Mine never ever say together. I always need a toothpick! Is it cool if I just hold it together with my fingie? Help!!
Wrap it up in some tin foil, grab a blanket, find a big tree, and soak in some nature. Bring some napkins, it could get sloppy. Don't forget the bug spray.
BBQ Chicken with Blue Cheese Slaw Wraps
by Closet Cooking
3-4 chicken breasts
Quarter of an onion
salt for seasoning
2-3 cloves of garlic or season with garlic powder
1 cup bbq sauce (or store bought, we used Sweet Baby Ray's Honey bbq sauce)
2 cups red cabbage (shredded- buy a tiny head of cabbage)
1 carrot (shredded- I used a zester)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons brown mustard
1 lemon (juice)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup blue cheese (crumbled)
1 handful parsley (chopped)
4 (8 inch) flour tortillas
1 cup grated cheddar cheese (optional)
Makes 4-5 servings
To make pulled chicken... fill a large pan with enough water to submerge the chicken breasts (don't add the chicken yet!). Season water with a little bit of salt. Add a quarter of sliced onion and the garlic. Bring the water to a boil and then add the chicken. Lower the heat slightly. Let it cook for 30 minutes. You'll know the chicken is ready when it's very tender and there is no pink when you cut into it.
Meanwhile, back on the farm....
Make the Blue Cheese slaw. It's simple: combine all the ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl. Done.
Okay, chicken is ready. Drain the water from the pan. Allow to cool slightly before you start shredding the chicken. Shred with two forks.
Mix the chicken and the bbq sauce.
You have chicken. You have slaw.
Assemble wraps and enjoy!