Craving something super nutritious and insanely flavorful? You’ve landed on the right recipe. These Moroccan Chicken Salad Kale Wraps will hit the spot. The combination of ingredients used in the filling hook you up with a boatload of nutrients while tasting oh-so-good. With fiber, protein, and tons of feel-good ingredients, these hearty wraps will fill you up for hours.
The health benefits of these chicken salad wraps are many. These irresistible chicken salad kale wraps use a handful of healthy ingredients that are chock full of vitamins and nutrients. A few key players include kalamata olives, crushed red pepper, slivered almonds, and shredded carrots. All the while, tender, juicy chicken packs a protein punch, and nutty brown rice acts as a healthy whole grain that ties the dish together.
So what are you waiting for? Dive in and make these incredible Moroccan Chicken Salad Kale Wraps!
A Moroccan-Inspired Makeover
Traditional chicken salad wraps get a healthy makeover with this lightened-up version. Unlike your typical chicken salad, this recipe is virtually mayo-free, shaving off a hefty chunk of calories. It also conjures the flavors of Morocco thanks to ingredients like lemon juice, mint, kalamata olives, and cilantro.
Chicken and brown rice make up the two staple ingredients in these delectable wraps. Next, these key players are decorated with a rainbow of zesty flavors and anti-inflammatory spices. One bite will make your taste buds sing — we promise!
A Dish Bursting With Feel-Good Ingredients
This dish most certainly deserves an immune-boosting trophy, if such an award existed, thanks to certain superfoods and unique spices. Both chopped mint and cilantro add undeniably bold flavor to these chicken salad kale wraps while delivering some awesome health benefits. Both leafy greens have anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties that can keep the cold and flu at bay. Moreover, these superpowers can soothe digestion, alleviate swelling, and treat nausea.
Apple cider vinegar and lemon juice help play a part in dressing up this dish by adding mouthwatering tanginess. Besides contributing to taste, these superfoods also contain immune-boosting abilities. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) contains so many incredible health benefits. Research states that ACV has antimicrobial properties that fight bacteria, yeasts, and fungal infections. In fact, some people actually take daily shots of ACV. Granted, a swig of the pungent vinegar might not sound super appealing, but it certainly has an effect. Would we take it that far? Probably not, but tossing it in this recipe works just as well and tastes way more delicious.
Not to mention this potent superfood can actually help you shed a few pounds. Here are 5 Weight Loss Benefits of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar. Can’t get enough and want to learn more? Here are 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Apple Cider Vinegar
On the other hand, lemon juice promotes hydration, packs in a hearty dose of vitamin C, and aids in digestion. In addition, it helps your body maintain a healthy pH balance and also acts as a detoxifying agent. When these properties team up, they can help you stay healthy and ward off disease. We like the sound of that!
Let’s Talk About Kale
We can’t talk about the other ingredients without quickly discussing the star of the show: kale. Instead of using whole wheat wraps, we’ve ditched the added carbs and subbed in large kale leaves. This antioxidant-rich alternative deliciously cradles the filling while saving you a boatload of calories.
You can cook up almost anything with this versatile superfood. Check out these 50 Delicious Kale Recipes for some brilliant meal ideas!
How to Make These Scrumptious Wraps
This recipe is a snap to whip up. Simply combine the ingredients and let the mixture sit for 15 minutes. Next, use kale leaves to roll up that yummy goodness and enjoy!
Moroccan Chicken Salad Kale Wraps
Conjure up the flavors of Morocco with these incredible chicken salad kale wraps.
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- 2 cups boneless and skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
- 1 cup carrot, shredded
- 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
- 1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped
- 3 tablespoons no sugar added orange juice
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
- 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
- 8 large kale leaves, stems carefully removed
Combine all of the ingredients except for the kale. Mix well, cover, and let sit for 15 minutes.
Carefully lay each kale leaf on a flat surface and divide the chicken mixture evenly between each leaf. Very carefully roll in to a burrito shape. Serve and enjoy!
Serving: 2wraps | Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 712mg | Potassium: 1180mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 17370IU | Vitamin C: 152mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 3mg
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 10