Roasted Balsamic Cranberry Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs, oh chicken thighs! We love those juicy little thighs and I serve them frequently but, like anything you make a lot they can start to seem like the same old thing. I’m not going to stop making chicken thighs. They’re delicious and inexpensive. But I don’t have to make them in the same old ways. I saw a picture on Pinterest that intrigued me so tonight it’s Roasted Balsamic Cranberry Chicken Thighs.

Roasted Balsamic Cranberry Chicken Thighs

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Turkey Wraps with Cranberry & Nuts

I’m still on my “I’m too tired and sore to cook” kick. The weather has decided that it’s going to stay cold and rainy and I was thinking I wanted to wrap myself up in heating pads and stay in bed. That, because my mind never travels in a straight line, got me thinking about the enormous amount of leftover turkey I have and how turkey wraps would be a simple dinner. In about 30 minutes I’d made Turkey Wraps with Cranberry & Nuts and now I can bundle up and spend the rest of the night watching Netflix!

Turkey Wraps with Cranberry & Nuts take less than 30 minutes to make!

These wraps have the flavors of the holidays I love; turkey, cranberries, and nuts. And, except for chopping some celery and onion I can throw things in the food processor and save my hands. Best of all, it only takes about 30 minutes to put these wraps together.

First I chopped a couple of stalks of celery and 1/4 cup onion.

Turkey Wraps with Cranberry & Nuts get extra crunch from celery and onion

I put 1/2 cup of almonds in the food processor and pulsed them until they were chopped but not too fine.

Turkey Wraps with Cranberry & Nuts get lots of crunch from almonds or walnuts

Next I threw some turkey in the food processor and pulsed it until I got 4 cups of very finely chopped meat.

I mixed 1/2 cup of dried cranberries, the nuts, turkey, celery, and onion in a large bowl until it was all combined really well.

Once the dry ingredients were mixed I added 2 cups of good mayonnaise, a little salt and pepper, and mixed it all really well.

Turkey Wraps with Cranberry & Nuts take less than 30 minutes to make!

I put about 1 cup of the filling on each large flour tortilla and rolled it up. Viola! Done! We have plenty for dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow.

In less than 30 minutes you can make Turkey Wraps with Cranberry & Nuts

In less than 30 minutes you can make Turkey Wraps with Cranberry & Nuts

They’re not fancy but the combination of tender turkey with crunchy vegetables and nuts is great. And I love the cranberry/onion combo!

In less than 30 minutes you can make Turkey Wraps with Cranberry & Nuts

Turkey Wraps with Cranberry & Nuts

Ingredients:

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup almonds (or walnuts or pecans), chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 4 cups turkey, finely chopped (you don’t want any chunks)
  • 2 cups good mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 – 6 large tortillas (I had flour tortillas on hand but any variety would work)

Directions:

  1. Mix the first 5 ingredients together until well combined.
  2. Stir in the mayonnaise until everything is well coated.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Put 3/4 – 1 cup filling on each tortilla and roll to form wrap.

 

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