Lunches on The Body Coach meal plan are actually quite exciting. Joe Wicks has a habit of taking things that we know and love, twisting them slightly to remove all the unnecessary junk and leaving in all the goodness. Case in point here – a barbecue chicken wrap.
While many of you, me included, dash to the nearest supermarket on your lunch break for a ready prepared wrap of similar description to the one in the title, it’s also just as easy to knock one up yourself – for a lot less. I decided to make me and my wife these wraps for lunch on the go to last us for a couple of days. Total cost of the ingredients came to just under £5. If we had nipped over to Tesco to buy four ready-made wraps it would have amounted to £10. Just saying…
The financial benefit is one thing but the health benefit is something all the more important. This wrap of Joe’s is packed with some of my favourite things – and things like cottage cheese, which I haven’t had for years. Barbecue sauce, chicken, tomatoes and lettuce, what’s not to like?
Well, actually I don’t like raw tomatoes so I subbed that for some salsa. Otherwise it was full steam ahead as I prepped like a boss, as Joe puts it. The sauce is the first thing to make and it really couldn’t be simpler. Chances are you already have these items knocking about in your store cupboard – a sauce made up of smoked paprika, Worcestershire sauce and tomato ketchup. Better than some bottled barbecue sauces that i’ve tried.
Next up, the chicken. Press the chicken between two layers of cling film and smash it until it ends up about an inch thick. Preheat the grill to the max and season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. It took me about 2-3 minutes each side to get the chicken nice and white getting rid of all the pink before slathering on some barbecue sauce. Run the chicken under the grill again and the end result is juicy, smokey chicken breast ready to be sliced. Mmmmm.
Once the chicken has cooled you can then assemble your wrap. Joe includes kidney beans in there for a whack of protein but i’m not a fan personally so I chose to swerve them. Slather the barbecue sauce onto the tortilla and top with the lettuce, chicken, cottage cheese and salsa, bring the wrap up from the base and fold over to enclose the filling.
Remember at school when sandwiches wrapped in foil always tasted better than in sandwich bags? Why is that?! Well, anyway, these wraps were awesome. You would never suss that these were a downgrade on a fatty, sour cream infested lunchtime fix. The cottage cheese does a top job replacing the sour cream, low fat of course. Everything else is grilled chicken delight and fills you up a treat. This is definitely going to be a repeat lunch throughout my 90 days and beyond!