bbq chicken, brie and plantain wraps

by jenna on June 27, 2011

Plantains kinda complete me.

I’m a Florida girl, after all. I love ’em sugary sweet with sort of a crackly crust.  Though I don’t doubt I could eat a plate of them plain, my favorite way to consume these lovely little morsels is with Cuban black beans and rice.

But then, I saw a recipe that actually stuffed the plantains into a wrap along with barbecue chicken and brie cheese for a sweet, savory, cheesy treat. My tastebuds were blown away! I had to have it right away or else the world would simply stop turning.

And it was a beautiful thing. Trust me, you really want to make this wrap. And even if you can’t find the frozen sweet plantains in your freezer like the recipe calls for, they are super easy to make on your own. All you need is an ugly black plantain and some brown sugar (you’ll see a link to a sweet plantain recipe included in the recipe below).

Sold yet? Head to the Tasty Kitchen Blog for the yummy recipe!

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Aine @ Something to Chew Over June 27, 2011 at 4:43 am

Forgive an ignorant question from an Irish girl but are plantains the same as bananas?!


Alexia (Dimple Snatcher) June 27, 2011 at 9:30 am

No, girl. Same family though!


Molly @ RDexposed June 27, 2011 at 4:43 am


The scavenger hunt of plantains begins.


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga June 27, 2011 at 4:45 am

Oh, Jenna, the thought of plantains (love them this way too: sugary sweet with sort of a crackly crust!) and brie cheese…all wrapped up…oh headed right over to T.K. now!

That plantain picture in this post is just like the best thing ever….omg, I have a major plantain craving now!


Baking 'n' Books June 27, 2011 at 4:52 am

I’ve never tried plaintains. They look like big ripe bananas 😉 – do they taste like them?

I want those blue napkins! I saw some pretty Red ones this weekend but the blue is more ‘toned’ down I think.

I was curious – I was reading something this weekend talking about how Californians have access to all these fresh or different foods all year round that most of the rest of the country do not. Meaning that Californians tend to follow more trends,etc. Do you notice a difference in foods or diets from when you lived in Flordia or even oversesas.


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey June 27, 2011 at 4:56 am

I am sold – this looks too good! I love plantains in savory dishes!


amy walters, aDESIGNdock June 27, 2011 at 4:57 am

Sold! Never had plantains before, but I can’t think of a better way to try em’ than this!


Cait's Plate June 27, 2011 at 4:57 am

I’ve never cooked with plantains but I’ve definitely had them while eating out and I LOVE them. Not sure why I never thought to make them on my own until now! But I definitely want to try this recipe.


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 27, 2011 at 5:00 am

Call me naive and sheltered, but I don’t think I’ve ever tried plantains! I trust you though Jenna – I’d totally be up for trying this!


Heather (Heather's Dish) June 27, 2011 at 5:05 am

when i saw this on TK the other day i almost fell out of my chair with excitement…you can bet it’s on this week’s dinner menu!


Lauren @ What Lauren Likes June 27, 2011 at 5:06 am

YUMYUMYUM. This looks :) I have never-ever tried plaintains or brie cheese but I need to stat. Do plaintains taste like bananas? they look very similar!


AdrienneCarolyn June 27, 2011 at 5:16 am

Jenna you’re KILLING me I love plantains!! I can’t wait to make these for my next picnic with friends!!


Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove June 27, 2011 at 6:03 am

Looks yummy! I’ve never actually had plantains but this wrap looks like a good way to introduce them into my diet!


Faith @ lovelyascharged June 27, 2011 at 6:07 am

I’ve never gotten them that crackly on the outside – mine usually come out just barely browned when I grill them. The wrap ingredients sound like a winning combo though!


laura June 27, 2011 at 6:08 am

hi jenna, I’ve been reading over you older posts from early 2010 & I’ve got to admit that I much profer your healthier recipes. now before you say anything, I’m not saying that you can’t eat cake & chocolate & muffins because you can but I’m just starting a cleanse & I feel like your newer posts reflect more of the recipes I’m currently looking for. thanks Jenna, your a gem!!


Shannon Blogs June 27, 2011 at 6:15 am

that wrap looks delicious!!!


Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] June 27, 2011 at 6:28 am

I would have never thought to mix brie and plantains! Looks yummy


Estela @ Weekly Bite June 27, 2011 at 6:35 am

Looks amazing! Love the brie/bbq/plantain combo :)


Jen June 27, 2011 at 6:40 am

I. Love. Plantains. I used to saute them in a pan with a little bit of coconut oil and cinnamon, and put them on top of my oatmeal. I was at a restaurant the other day that had an omelet with cuban chicken, black beans, and plantains in it! I didn’t order it…but it sounded great! This wrap looks like a taste bud explosion.


Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen June 27, 2011 at 6:52 am

Majorly sold. You could put brie on cardboard and sell it to me. haha


Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet June 27, 2011 at 6:55 am

Plantains baked with cayenne pepper and a dash of sea salt is the most amazing thing ever!!! I’m sure this will be an equally delicious way to enjoy plantains :)


dana @ my little celebration June 27, 2011 at 7:06 am

Yummy looking wraps!


Natalia - a side of simple June 27, 2011 at 7:15 am

You had me at BRIE.


Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife June 27, 2011 at 7:29 am

I LOOOVVEE sweet plantains, they are literally my favorite food in the entire world! I don’t usually get this creative with them though, this looks AMAZING! Will be making this soon!


Kristina June 27, 2011 at 7:57 am

YUM that looks awesome! I love plantains…


Laura @ Cookies vs. Carrots June 27, 2011 at 8:03 am

Yummmm! This looks great!


Maria June 27, 2011 at 8:04 am

Great flavors! What a fun and unique wrap!


Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner June 27, 2011 at 8:04 am

I LOVE plantains! This recipe looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it. I never ever would have thought of putting plantains in a wrap.


Chad @ thebreakupnote June 27, 2011 at 8:06 am

This is stinking brilliant.


Natalie @ Will Jog For Food June 27, 2011 at 8:07 am

INSANE! What a freakin awesome combo…why didn’t I think of that? 😉


Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique June 27, 2011 at 8:10 am

These look great! :)


Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) June 27, 2011 at 8:15 am

What a great combination of flavors!! SO. GOOD. MUST. MAKE.


Jackie @ That Deep Breath June 27, 2011 at 8:22 am

I’ve never tried plantains before, but I might have to for this wrap! Looks delicious!


Sahar June 27, 2011 at 9:09 am

Cool! I was afraid we wouldn’t be seeing any more chicken recipes on your blog, but they really come in handy and the ones you post are always so simple and delicious, so thanks! I’ve never tried plantains either but I contemplated picking up a bag at TJ’s yesterday. This recipe gives me an excuse :)


Sahar June 27, 2011 at 9:12 am

oops, I guess I can’t use plantain chips…


Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) June 27, 2011 at 9:09 am

I love the idea of including plantains in this wrap! I’m glad you’re still including meat recipes on the ol’ blog, btw! :-)


Cat @Breakfast to Bed June 27, 2011 at 9:25 am

I never thought of putting plantains in a wrap before! great idea!


Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles June 27, 2011 at 9:31 am

What a creative recipe! And I’m so glad your head if feeling better. Nice tip on juicing first thing in the morning. I need to get in that routine too…although I’m a little hesitant about having to deal with cleaning the juicer as I make my mad dash out the door on the way to work.


Sarah @OC2Seattle June 27, 2011 at 10:20 am

Plantains -what a great add to the typical wrap. And of course, how can you ever go wrong with brie? Happy Monday!


Heather June 27, 2011 at 10:35 am

Plantains are one of our favorite foods. We cook them all the time (this morning, last night..) We like them black, because then they are soft and sweet.


Jess June 27, 2011 at 11:01 am

I love plantains! Especially the fried, sweet variety :)


Jaime June 27, 2011 at 11:04 am

wow! those sound fabulous- I am totally going to try. thanks for sharing!


Caroline@The G-Spot June 27, 2011 at 11:20 am

L.O.V.E. plantains and Cuban black beans and rice! My husband’s step mom is Cuban and makes them for me every time we visit. Heavenly!


kristi (sweet cheeks) June 27, 2011 at 11:28 am

what an awesome combo!!


Emily @ Savory and Savage June 27, 2011 at 11:55 am

That wrap looks sooo good!

They sell bagged, sweetened and frozen plantains? I have never seen them in the store. I will have to start a plantain hunt 😉


Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 27, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Plantains are amazing! I had a puerto rican neighbor when I was a kid whose mom would make them all the time. I always wanted to eat at their house!


Christina @ This Woman Cooks! June 27, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Thanks so much for posting this- I’m inspired to make my own plantains, now that I don’t live in Florida anymore. I miss them!


Amy June 27, 2011 at 1:44 pm

i am OBSESSED with plantains! this recipe looks amazing def gonna try it!


Sarah Sue June 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I am in LOVE with those tortilla’s.. They are all we use :)

I cant wait to try this recipe


Whitney @ My Life.My Heart. My Journey. June 27, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I use those same wraps too! I love them!


Kristin June 27, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Love the chalkboard with the ingredients on it – so cute!


Meghan @ StruggleMuffins June 27, 2011 at 5:30 pm

I’m sorry… what? Did that incredibly creative and awesome-sounding combination just happen? I love plantains but have never had the fortune of experiencing them in a wrap manifestation; clearly I must change that!


Shannon June 27, 2011 at 6:04 pm

this looks amazing, thanks for sharing!


Angelica June 29, 2011 at 5:13 am

This BBQ Chicken and Brie wrap looks really yummy!! I’ve never been a big fan of wraps for some reason but I got to try this one


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