July 23, 2012

Chicken Naan Wraps

This is truly a Phillips original. It even has a back story! Last summer, while interning in Tulsa, OK, we were in the mood to find new recipes, try new things. I wanted turkey burgers. Who knows why!! I am more of a turkey and chicken girl than a beef girl, and Stephen is ALL beef.

Anyway, we tried a recipe for turkey burgers that looked fun, with ricotta for moisture, and mustard and Worcestershire to add deeper flavor. Sounds odd, I know, but it's yummy. We went looking for some foccacia for buns, because Stephen has decided that normal buns just don't cut it, so that's all we ever use for our burgers anymore (we both have food snob issues...) We couldn't find any that was satisfactory, being spoiled by the jalapeno cheddar foccacia at Sunflower Farmers Market here in Provo. (LOVE that place!!) So we picked up some garlic naan bread, thinking we'd cut it into bun shapes. (??) Yeah, kinda silly. Then, we decided to just make torpedo shaped meat thingies, since that fit better in the wraps. Next time we thought, who said it had to be shaped?? So we just left it crumbled. Win! We also prefer ground chicken to turkey if we can get it, the flavor is just a teeny bit lighter. But turkey is great too! We each top it with things we like on our normal burgers (me, veggies, him, bacon and cheese) and for some reason, ranch dressing is really yummy with them.

And that is how Chicken Naan Wraps were born!! We love them, so do our boys. They're kinda odd, but give them a try!

Chicken Naan Wraps
Printable Recipe

1 pound ground chicken (or turkey)
1/2 cup ricotta
2 Tb brown/Dijon mustard
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt

Naan bread (we like garlic naan)
Toppings: lettuce, avocado, tomato, shredded cheese, bacon, ranch dressing... whatever!

Pretty easy! Mix all ingredients together well, heat a tablespoon of butter or oil in a frying pan, and brown meat mixture until done! I must admit, it smells a little odd while browning, don't let that throw you off! (it's the mustard) I also promise that this DOESN'T just taste like mustard! In fact, there's barely a hint of it.
Sometimes Stephen will cook the bacon first, and then cook the meat in the leftover bacon grease. Drizzle naan bread with a bit of olive oil and warm in the oven according to package directions. Then basically build a naan taco!
I've found naan at a few major grocery stores, our favorite is actually from Target! So it shouldn't be too hard to find. You could probably use pitas or something too, or if you're really awesome, make some! Have fun with it, that's what we did!


  1. looks wonderful!! what an inspired recipe - love this :))
    Mary x

  2. Thank you!! I'm always worried people will think its too weird, what with the mustard, ricotta, ranch... But it really is yummy! Thanks for your comments :)


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