Chicken Wraps Recipe & Our Menu for the Week – Frugal Novice

Chicken Wraps Recipe & Our Menu for the Week

Menu Plan Monday

We made two trips to Lowe’s this weekend, which can only mean one thing – a home reno project is right around the corner! Our master bath is sitting empty right now after being stripped down to nothing, and I’m really excited about fixing it back up again. I’ll be taking photos along the way and will post before and after shots once we’re done – we’re painting the walls, putting up wainscoting, tiling the floor, and putting in a new vanity, toilet & light fixture. I’m really glad Brian knows how to do so much. My contribution is just shopping, painting, and moral support.

This week I’ve got a new wrap recipe to share, courtesy of Frances – thanks for sharing, Frances! If you’ve got any recipes you think I ought to try, share them in the comments below. If you’ve got a blog, I’ll link to you along with posting your recipe.

Monday: Leftovers – Brian and I had a date out to Chili’s (which you’ll hear more about later… there’s a giveaway involved!) and we had enough food left over for us to have dinner. I’ll make some chicken, veggies and mac & cheese for the boys.

Tuesday: Chick Fil A family night.

Wednesday: Chicken teriyaki with veggies and brown rice

Thursday: Frances’ Chicken Wraps:


  • 4 fillet chicken breasts that are then cut into strips (all the ingredients are to your liking)
  • Garlic powder (can use finely minced fresh garlic too)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lemon juice (I usually use approx. 5-6 tbls … I like to use fresh squeezed)
  • dried basil
  • oil (Frances suggests approx. 1 cup, but you can adjust the amount if you’d like – I may add a little at a time until It seems like enough)


  • Salad:
  • diced tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • green onion (can use yellow onion)
  • fresh parsley (can use dry)
  • Dressing for salad: in a cup mix equal parts of fresh squeezed lemon juice & olive oil (or you can use vinaigrette dressing)
  • Tortilla (or even a pita pocket!)
  • Shredded pepper jack & mozzarella


  1. Mix chicken, garlic powder, salt, pepper, lemon juice, basil, and oil in a large bowl let marinate at least 30 minutes in fridge
  2. Saute above ingredients in a fry pan (you can add or substitute some butter if you like that flavor better than the oil)
  3. Mix the oil/lemon juice or dressing with the salad, and add salt & pepper to taste. Let marinate in the fridge to let the flavors meld.
  4. Sprinkle cheeses on tortilla and place in oven or toaster oven to melt it.
  5. Place chicken on 1/2 of the tortilla, then top with baby greens and the tomato/cucumber salad. Roll it up, cut, & enjoy!

Friday: Mexican lasagna from

Saturday: Leftovers!

If you haven’t checked them out yet, I hope you’ll take a minute and see the giveaways I have going on right now – there are great items, and I’m excited to have some more really good giveaways to share with y’all this week. I’ll also be starting back up with the Photo & Prompt posts, which I’ve had a lot of fun with so far!

Hope you all have a wonderful week – don’t forget, if you have any recipes I should try share them in the comments!




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  • blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell March 7, 2011 at 9:48 am

    The chicken wraps sound FANTASTIC!

  • JulieD March 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I try to make a menu on Sundays while I’m doing the coupons for the week and figuring out what sales I’m going to hit. It makes it so much easier when you have a menu plan, doesn’t it? I find that I save so much money that way. Now you’re making me want Chick-fil-A!

    • Christi March 8, 2011 at 9:26 pm

      Yes, a plan makes all the difference for me! It keeps me from overspending and buying junk, too.

  • Lindsey March 9, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I love Mexican Lasagna! I haven’t made it since we found out about dairy allergies years ago. I may have to try to come up with a yummy dairy free version…. Thanks for the inspiration! Oh, your menu plan looks fabulous by the way :-)

    • Christi March 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm

      Thanks, Lindsey! Hope you’re able to modify it to fit your family’s needs. Do you have any good recipes you’ve found in your hunt for foods that are safe for your family? I’d love to try something new!