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Chicken, Basil, and Pineapple Collard Wraps

Chicken, Basil, and Pineapple Collard Wraps


  • 1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 boneless chicken breast (6 ounces)
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 large collard leaves
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • 3/4 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced


  1. In a large ziplock bag, combine tamari, 1 tablespoon lime juice, sesame oil, and garlic. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Using a paring knife, make a few small slits in chicken on each side; place in bag, turning to coat. Set aside to marinate for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil and line a baking sheet with paper towels. Cut away the thick part of the collard-leaf stems and place leaves in boiling water; cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Use tongs to remove leaves from water and transfer to prepared baking sheet.
  3. Preheat the broiler. Line a small ovenproof pan with foil and place a rack about 6 inches from broiler. Stem basil leaves; chop enough for 1 tablespoon and set aside remaining leaves. Remove chicken from marinade and place on foil-lined pan. Broil chicken, turning once, until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Remove chicken from broiler; let rest for 5 minutes, then slice it thinly.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together pineapple, bell pepper, mint, chopped basil, jalapeno, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon lime juice.
  5. Place collard leaves on a flat surface. Divide chicken, avocado, and whole basil leaves between leaves; top with a few spoonfuls of salsa. Fold the long sides toward the center and roll like a burrito. Cut wraps in half and serve with remaining salsa.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 235 kcal cal., 10 g fat (1.6 g sat. fat), 15 g carb., 5 g fiber, 23 g pro.. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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