Chicken Tender Wrap

Chicken Tender Wrap

  • Servings: 1
  • Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Food of the Gods

One of the best things about my college experience at Grove City was the one unique, delectable item on the menu that — to date — I’ve never seen quite duplicated elsewhere.  So for any other Grovers out there that miss the taste of the Chicken Tender Wrap, here’s what I’ve come up with as a pretty darn close approximation.

Credit: Angela Starosta and Matt Schiavone for help piecing back together the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 large burrito-size tortilla
  • Diced plum tomatoes
  • Chopped iceberg lettuce
  • 2 Chicken Tenders
  • Ranch dressing
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  • White rice
  • Shredded mild cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Put two frozen chicken tenders in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 1m30.
  2. Put the tortilla wrap you’re using on a plate.  Spread some diced tomatoes and chopped lettuce as a base.
  3. Take the (now hot) chicken out of the microwave, and put it in some hot oil in a skillet over medium heat for about 30-45 seconds per side.
  4. Take the chicken tenders out of the oil, put them on a cutting board, and chop them into maybe ½” chunks.
  5. In the same microwave safe bowl, put approximately equal quantities of white rice, and then shredded cheddar cheese in, and microwave for 1m30.
  6. Spread the chicken on top of the lettuce on the wrap.  Add your desired quantities of ranch dressing and hot sauce.
  7. Take the melted cheese and rice out of the microwave and combine it with a spoon until it’s mixed.  Add this on top of the chicken.
  8. Wrap, folding the edges, and slice it on a bias.  Enjoy!

Disclaimer: You’ll want a bigger tortilla than I’m using in the pictures.  I wound up having way too much stuff in it, and had to split it into two wraps after trying to wrap it.

Developing with Jetpack – WordCamp Boston

Here’s my slides from WordCamp Boston

Developing with Jetpack – WCBoston

Come Fly With Me – Jetpack

Here’s the slides from my talk at WordCamp Baltimore!

WCBaltimore

Get Remote Part — a handy theme function

Handy little code snippet if your theme or plugin ever needs to regularly check a remote url’s contents, but you want to cache it for a bit:

function get_remote_part( $url, $minutes_to_save = 60 ) {
	$transient_name = 'get_remote_part_' . substr( md5( $url ), 16 );
	if ( false === ( $value = get_transient( $transient_name ) ) ) {
		$value = wp_remote_retrieve_body( wp_remote_get( $url ) );
		if( $value ) {
			set_transient( $transient_name, $value, ( MINUTE_IN_SECONDS * $minutes_to_save ) );
		}
	}
	return $value;
}

Automattic!

Starting Monday, April 22nd, I’ll be working full time at Automattic!

When I first started working at Speck Products, I’d remarked to a friend that I thought I’d be there for good.  I loved the environment, I loved the people, and I said the only reason I’d ever leave is if Automattic ever wanted me and I could spend my days working full time on WordPress — more in a joking way, as I never really expected it to happen.

Eight plus months later, I find that to be exactly the situation I’m in.

I can’t find a single thing to gripe about regarding my tenure with Speck.  Everyone there was an utter joy to work with.  Challenges were plentiful to keep me engaged, but never overbearing.  I was kept occupied, but never overburdened.  Everyone was friendly and provided a great atmosphere.

However, now I’ll get to do something that I count myself as incredibly fortunate for.  I get to spend my days  doing the sort of work that I’ve volunteered my time doing for the past year and a half.  The environment that has been my passion, is now my job.  And I couldn’t be happier.

I’ll be spending my days on the Jetpack team for Automattic, increasing the tools available to WordPress.org users through WordPress.com by way of the Jetpack plugin.  I’m very excited by the road map we’ve got going forward, and I can’t wait for some of you to see the features that we’ve got in store.

The best is yet to come.