Smoky Chicken Wrap with Garlicky Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

Smoked Chicken Wrap! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

There’s a new workhorse in our backyard and just in time for summer cookouts! My husband bought himself a smoker. The smoker has been a great addition to our cooking tool set. So far, we’ve smoked a beef brisket and a whole chicken. Some of the meat from the whole chicken made an outstanding wrap sandwich the following evening. Here’s my take on a Smoky Chicken Wrap with Garlicky Roasted Red Pepper Aioli.

In order to create this wrap, I started out with most of a whole chicken that my husband had smoked in his smoker for several hours.

The new smoker!  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
The new smoker! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

We had already enjoyed the legs and some of the chicken breast in an earlier dinner the night before. Remaining on the bones was about 3/4 of the chicken meat and it was already chilled from spending the night in the refrigerator.

Whole Smoked Chicken (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Whole Smoked Chicken (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

I pulled the chicken from the bones and chopped it up into bite-sized pieces.

Pull the smoked chicken from the bones and dice into 1/2 inch pieces (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Pull the smoked chicken from the bones and dice into 1/2 inch pieces (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Took some roasted red pepper and mixed it with minced garlic and mayonnaise to make a roasted red pepper aioli.

Trader Joe's carries some tasty roasted red peppers in a jar.  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Trader Joe’s carries some tasty roasted red peppers in a jar. (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Then mixed most of the aioli with the diced chicken and some celery. Saved some aioli for spreading on the tortillas.

Combine the chopped smoked chicken and celery with the roasted red pepper aioli (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Combine the chopped smoked chicken and celery with the roasted red pepper aioli (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Spread the roasted red pepper aioli on the flour tortillas (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Spread the roasted red pepper aioli on the flour tortillas (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Divided the arugula and roasted red pepper between the tortillas.

Roasted Red Peppers for the smoked chicken wrap (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Roasted Red Peppers for the smoked chicken wrap (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Tortillas spread with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, topped with roasted red peppers and arugula! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Tortillas spread with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, topped with roasted red peppers and arugula! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Topped the arugula and roasted red peppers with the smoked chicken salad mixture.

Wrap it up!  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Wrap it up! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Wrapped it up and served!

Smoked Chicken Wrap!  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Smoked Chicken Wrap! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

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From the kitchen of A Food Lover’s Delight….

Smoky Chicken Wrap with Garlicky Roasted Pepper Aioli

Ingredients:

2 cups chilled diced smoked chicken (you can smoke your own chicken, or purchase at your local grocery)
1 rib celery, diced into 1/4 inch pieces
3 roasted red peppers (I like Trader Joe’s brand jarred peppers or you can char your own)
1 c mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, minced
2 flour tortillas
1 cup fresh arugula, washed and dried

Method:

1. Chop the smoked chicken into 1/2 inch dice.
2. Dice the celery into 1/4 inch pieces.
3. Finely dice ONE of the roasted red peppers and combine with the mayonnaise and garlic in a bowl to make the roasted red pepper aioli.
4. Combine the 3/4 of the roasted red pepper aioli with the chopped chicken and celery.
5. Spread some of the remaining roasted red pepper aioli on the two flour tortillas.
8. Divide the arugula between the tortillas.
7. Place the two remaining roasted red peppers on top of the arugula on each of the tortillas.
6. Divide the chicken mixture between the tortillas.
9. Fold in the edges of each tortilla and roll them up.
9. Cut each wrap in half and serve!

Serves 2. Serve with a side salad, fresh fruit or your favorite potato chips.

Variations: Use a flavored tortilla such as a roasted red pepper tortilla. Try it with a whole wheat tortilla. To lighten this recipe, use light mayonnaise and cut back on the amount. Instead of making a wrap, you can serve this smoked chicken salad on regular sliced bread or a toasted bun or as a main course salad on a bed of arugula or lettuce.

Smoked Chicken Wrap with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Roasted Red Peppers, and Arugula (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Smoked Chicken Wrap with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Roasted Red Peppers, and Arugula (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

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