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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Indian Style Chicken Wraps

Happy Australia Day!!!

What better way is there to celebrate Australia Day than by having a BBQ??

Let me share with you a little BBQ secret that we recently found.  This nifty little piece of equipment has got to be one of the best buys of the summer season.

As you all know we recently went away on vacation, and before we went we decided that we would purchase a small portable BBQ so that we could cook easy meals while we were away.

If you are a Korean BBQ restaurant patron, you will already be familiar with what I am about to show you - if you are not - then take note!!

This little beauty was so cheap - the bottom part (the burner part) cost $15, the plate to cook on cost $15 (but I have since seen them for $10), and the gas to cook with cost $5 for 4 cans!  How cheap is that!!!!

Anyway since we have been home we have used it several times - to dine "al fresco" on the deck.  We marinate some meat, and then all pitch in and cook the meat as we eat it.  It makes it so easy - everyone pretty much cooks their own meal this way.  If you have all the condiments ready, it makes for a very easy dinner.

So this is our Australia Day (Indian Style) BBQ!

Indian Style Chicken Wraps
Adapted from the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Recipe Book 

Serves 4

2 tbs curry paste (I used butter chicken - but you can use whatever you have)
400g reduced fat yoghurt
800g chicken breast fillets, trimmed of fat and cut into strips
4 wholemeal flatbreads
lime wedges to serve

Wholemeal flatbreads

Combine the curry paste and the yoghurt in a large bowl.  Add the chicken pieces and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes - preferably longer if time permits.

Cherry Tomato and Cucumber Salad
250g cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 lebanese cucumbers, peeled and diced
3 tbs coriander leaves
1 baby cos lettuce, torn roughly
2 tbs lemon juice

Combine all salad ingredients in a bowl.

Yoghurt Dressing
1/4 cup low fat natural yoghurt
2 tsp chopped coriander
2 tsp chopped mint
1 tsp sweet chilli sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Another nice addition to this meal is Mango Chutney - but that is purely a personal taste thing.

Now when it comes time to cook.  Heat up the BBQ and cook your chicken pieces for 4-5 minutes each piece, or until cooked through (will depend on how thick your pieces are).

Once the chicken is cooked, all you need to do is assemble your wrap.  Add a little salad, your chicken pieces, some chutney - if desired, and there you have a simple light easy meal.

Now you can take the even lighter option, and have salad and chicken only (which is what I did as I had used my carbs at lunch time!!!)

I know this is not a particularly fancy, or exotic meal, but I just wanted to share with you this great little BBQ.  This little device would be fantastic if you are looking for a cheap easy alternative to the conventional BBQ.  The other beauty about it is that it is so portable - it even has it's own little carry case - so you can take it to the beach with you if you so desire!!!

So Dear Readers have you bought something lately that you think is so great that you just have to tell us all about it?  Do share.

I hope you all have a lovely Australia Day, and enjoy some form of BBQ - after all that is the Australian way of life!!!


  1. Magic little machine. I can only dream of BBQ’s in the weather we are having!!! Diane

  2. wwhat a great BBQ alternative! Well I know it's a Korean BBQ but I mean a regular sort of BBQ. I hope you had a great Australia Day! :D

  3. Hi, please share where you bought plate you used to cook on. Thanks.

  4. Hi
    Try any good camping shop, you can also get similar types at Kmart or Asian supermarkets.

    Hope that helps