Chicken Sumac Wraps Recipe

Chicken Sumac Wraps

Chicken sumac wraps is perfect for lunch when you don’t feel like cooking on that hot September day. Contrary to turmeric, curry and coriander, sumac has yet to gain it’s popularity here in the United States. It’s prevalent in Mediterranean cuisine and widely used in salads and marinades for fish, chicken and meat. It makes an excellent substitute for lemon juice because it’s less acidic yet renders a mild sour flavor. I usually buy the cooked rotisserie chicken from the store and use that instead of having to roast the chicken myself. Traditionally “pita” bread is used for this wrap, but it works just as well with “lavash” or tortilla.  You’d be surprised how the addition of just one seasoning can add so much flavor!

Skill level: Easy
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Chicken Sumac Wraps
Serves 4
Velvet Edition: “Mediterranean” Recipe
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. 1 rotisserie chicken, skinned, de-boned, shredded
  2. 2 – 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  3. 1 bell pepper – cut julienne (see note #1 below)
  4. 1 large onion – cut julienne
  5. 2 – 3 tablespoons sumac (see note #2 below)
  6. 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
  1. In a skillet, heat the vegetable oil for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Heat the electric grill. (see note #3 below)
  3. Add the bell peppers and onions and stir fry for about 5 minutes on medium high heat.
  4. Once the bell peppers and onions start to turn golden brown, add the shredded chicken, sumac and red pepper.
  5. Mix until fully combined and cook for another minute or two.
  6. Turn the heat off.
  7. Place a tablespoon or two of the filling on your bread and simply roll it up.
  8. Place the wrap on your electric grill and warm it up panini style, about 5 minutes.
  9. Serve with a cool salad.
♣ Notes
  1. 1. You can use red, green, yellow bell pepper, or any combination you like.
  2. 2. The amount of sumac you use depends on how tangy you’d like the chicken to be. I suggest you start with 2 tablespoons for a whole chicken and gradually add more if you wish. I personally use 3 tablespoons for one chicken.
  3. 3. The electric grill works best for this wrap because you’ll get the grill marks on the wrap. But if you don’t have an electric grill, a toaster will do too.
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