Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps

Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps 
Adapted to my own taste from original recipe at melskitchencafe.com

*Makes 6 wraps*

1 cup cooked rice, warm or at room temperature [I sometimes substitute refried beans here for more protein]
1 cup cooked, shredded chicken
1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
1 large or 2 small, green onion, finely sliced [or half of small regular onion- or heaping TB dried minced]
1/2 red or green pepper, diced [ if you don't have a bell pepper handy, 1/2 cup of salsa works]
1 tb dried parsley
3 TB lime juice
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
pinch of oregano
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar or MontereyJack cheese 
* optional add ins* fresh diced Tomato and/or corn

Sour cream for dipping [if using rice, add about 1/2 cup of this into the filling for a creamier base]
6 burrito-sized flour tortillas
In medium sized sauce pan, mix rice and chicken together with chili powder, cumin, garlic, and salt. Add remaining ingredients except cheese.  Combine well and heat through [about 7-8 minutes on medium heat.]
Sprinkle cheese over tortillas, leaving 1/2-inch border around edges, then arrange filling down the center of each tortilla. Roll stuffed tortillas, leaving edges open [I tucked mine to keep the cheese from oozing out and burning on the pan]. Spray the tortillas all over with cooking spray. [ I couldn't spray the bottoms so I just sprayed the pan , but on the second batch forgot to spray the pan, but they crisped up just fine. So, really, spraying with cooking spray is optional.*]

Heat a large non-stick skillet (or griddle) over medium heat for 1 minute. Arrange 2 wraps, seam-side down, [I just had mine facing seam sides together and covered them with a lid to keep them from unwrapping] in pan and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining wraps. Serve with additional sour cream.


*Note* these are more visually appealing if the ingredients are layered separately: refried beans [or rice] tomatos, black beans, bell pepper, seasoned chicken, topped with cheese then rolled up. But that is completely up to you.**

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