Does that summarize winter in New England well enough? I could write a lengthy paragraph about all of the annoying parts of winter here, but there’s really no need to exert that much effort. I think my simple sentence conveys my thoughts well enough.
Most nights I try to erase the chilliness of winter with hot meals that consist of soups that have simmered on the stove all afternoon or a roast that braised in the oven all day long. However, sometimes I take a different approach to try and make the season of ice and snow disappear– a little wishful thinking and cooking combined.
A couple weeks ago I took this approach and created It’s Not Winter Mango Chutney. While the chutney could be used as an appetizer and served with cheese and crackers or as a topping for pita chips, I used it as a filling for chicken wraps. The sweet and spicy chutney contrasted nicely with the bite from the goat cheese. Additionally, I warmed the chutney before adding it to the wrap, which gave it more of a sauce-like consistency that worked perfectly in the wrap.
So, it’s cold. Maybe a wrap with tropical fruit will help make you feel like warm days can’t be too far away.
- 1/2 cup mango chutney*
- 2 piece flatbread
- 3 oz. goat cheese
- baby spinach
- 1 cup cooked chicken, diced
- Place mango chutney in a microwaveable container, and heat for 30-60 seconds, or until warmed. Spread half of goat cheese on center of each piece of flatbread.
- Top each with half of the baby spinach and chicken.
- Spoon chutney on top of chicken on both wraps.
- Fold one side of wrap over toppings, and fold other side of wrap on top of the other. Enjoy!
- *Click here for chutney recipe.