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posted: 5/28/2014 5:30 AM

Minted Lemon and Olive Chicken Wraps

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  • A little mint goes a long way playing up the savory elements of this lemony chicken wrap.

    A little mint goes a long way playing up the savory elements of this lemony chicken wrap.
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2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons chopped capers

½ cup oil-cured black olives, pitted and chopped

Pinch red pepper flakes

1 tablespoon coriander seeds, crushed

2 lemons, zested and juiced

2½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks

1 tablespoon honey

¼ cup chopped fresh mint

Salt and ground black pepper

8 pita breads or baguette sections, to serve

1 cup fresh ricotta cheese

1 cup sliced seedless cucumber

In a large saute pan over medium-high, heat the oil. Add the onion, garlic, capers, olive and red pepper flakes, then saute for 6-8 minutes, or until the onion is tender and starting to brown. Add the coriander, lemon zest and juice, and the chicken. Cook, stirring often, until the chicken is cooked through, 8-10 minutes.

Stir in the honey and mint, then season with salt and pepper.

To serve, spoon some of the chicken mixture onto each pita bread or section of baguette, then top with ricotta and cucumber slices.

Serves eight.

Nutrition values per serving: 330 calories, 20 g fat (5 g saturated), 9 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 30 g protein, 105 mg cholesterol, 390 mg sodium.

Alison Ladman for the Associated Press

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