Today I am going to share the recipe for a delicious sandwich: Lemon Chicken Wrap with Aioli. This recipe is an ode to the Mediterranean: the chicken marinade’s flavours are of clear Greek-Turk inspiration, while the Aioli component brings in the south of France and Spain and the arugula (also known as rocket) and tomatoes make up the Italian addition to the dish. This is my kind of sandwich, one I am always happy to eat. I love the zesty lemon flavour of the chicken and what I like even more is that the chicken remains juicy and moist. I also love Aioli and whenever possible I make my own (click here for my home-made Aioli recipe). It goes really well with the chicken and the greens in this wrap, it kind of brings all the different flavours together and it also adds a needed touch of creaminess. Enjoy!
Lemon Chicken Wrap with Aioli
Lemon Chicken Wrap with Aioli - the recipe for a delicious sandwich which is an ode to the Mediterranean region.
- 500 gms – 1 lb. chicken tenders cubed
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves smashed
- Zest of 1 lemon grated
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp oregano
- ½ tsp cumin powder
- ¼ tsp coriander powder
- 4 wraps
- Tomatoes sliced
- Aioli better if home-made – click here for the recipe
Mix all the ingredients of the marinade together.
Add the chicken, mix well and marinate for 30 minutes.
When ready to grill, skewer the chicken and grill it for about 6-8 minutes, turning occasionally so that the chicken gets a bit charred on all sides, or until cooked through.
Allow the chicken to rest, lightly covered with foil, for about 5-10 minutes, then remove the chicken cubes from the skewers and set aside.
To assemble, add a little drizzle of Aioli onto the wraps, followed by the greens, the tomato slices, and about one skewer-worth of the lemon chicken. Drizzle over a generous amount of Aioli and fold the sides towards the middle to form a “wrap”.