Quick & Healthy Chicken Rolls


I'm opening up a new category 'Quick Lunches'. I've been trying to eat a little more healthy these days, while still not compromising on taste. It's very difficult to continue on any regime where I feel I'm giving up on major food groups or have major dietary restrictions. I want to have a balance in my food intake, try and cut down on my eating out tendencies, and yes, move around a bit more.

All these years, I've rarely cooked meat or fish at home. Back in Kerala we used to have fish atleast once a day. So when I moved out, since its difficult to get fish for just one person, and also since my mum doesn't like the idea of me having chicken everyday, I never used to cook these things at home. But then I realized, the more I imposed these restrictions on myself, the more I eat out, order in, and use every excuse in the book to have unhealthy food.

I've put on a ton of weight and am in a desperate attempt to atleast eat better. These days I even pack these healthy little tiffins to take to work, so I'm not just having an over dose of rice & dal (and hardly any veggies)

So these rolls have 4 components - rotis or tortillas, Greek yoghurt or hung curd as we call it in India, a julienne salad of carrot & zucchini, and grilled chicken breast.
2 Carrots
1 small Yellow Zucchini
1 small Green Zucchini
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
Juice of half lime
Salt & pepper to taste
Julienne carrots & zucchinis using a julienne peeler (which I got online recently on Amazon and am very happy with) or just peel strips off using a peeler. Gently massage in oil, lime juice, salt & pepper.

Grilled Chicken*
1 Chicken breast - Fillet the breast in half lengthwise
Salt & Pepper to taste
Cook chicken on grill both sides till cooked. Cut on fillet into long strips.
Place 2 tortillas/rotis on greaseproof paper.
Spread a spoonful of yoghurt on one side of the tortilla.
In a line drop 2 spoonfuls of your salad on the tortilla.
Place chicken strips on top of the salad.
Make a tight roll with the help of the greaseproff paper and twist around the ends so the whole thing stays in place.
*Keep aside leftover salad and chicken in fridge for another couple of rolls the next day. Makes making the rolls even quicker ;-)
**On second and third thoughts, most people must already be making stuff like this. But yeah, this could be helpful for the unfortunate soul who's not thought about it before.


  1. Wow! wonderful post! what a nice picture. Way too tempting. Yum! I don't have an outdoor grill, but well now I know I can try in my oven too, so I'm gonna try it out very very soon chinese food

    1. Hey Rajesh! Happy you liked the post. How did it go?