fresh herbs

Leftovers. Are. Marvelous.


I was hungry when I came back from the gym the other day and having not been to the grocery store in a while I poked around to see what we had in the fridge.  A rotisserie chicken.  Some leftover rice from the Indian food I’d had for lunch.  I threw them together in a wrap and made:

HERB CHICKEN L.A.M. (leftovers are marvelous)

1 wrap  (I used a Roll-Up by Damascus Bakeries.  more on this later)
a smear of mayo
a few sprigs of fresh thyme
strips of rotisserie chicken (remove any skin or fat)
a handful of fresh cilantro
a few sprigs of fresh dill
5 T cooked rice (I used leftover rice from Indian takeout and it added great flavor)
dash of vinegar (any will do, but I used red wine vinegar)
pepper to taste

1.  Roll all the ingredients up in the wrap and eat!

Holy cow was it good!  So good.  Really good.  Oddly good.  I don’t know if it was the combination of herbs, or the brand of wrap, but WOW.  It was so good that I made it for N the next day for lunch and she promptly told me to write down the recipe.  Et voila!

I haven’t made this wrap with any other kind of bread yet, because it was really perfect the way it was created.  I suppose I might try a pita or tortilla some time, but I will certainly be on the lookout for these Damascus Bakeries Roll-Ups.  Here’s the link to their site  N found them at Costco.

This new sandwich reminded me that simple ingredients can taste marvelous when they are fresh and also highlighted the impact of herbs.  I, for one, am inspired to grow an herb garden this year… starting with thyme, cilantro and dill.

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