Another Copycat? – Mexicana Wrap With Fried Chicken 42
Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)
Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)

Updated post on 11/11/2016

I have prepared a  batch of flour tortilla and therefore I decided to prepare this for dinner.. 

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)

Today’s flour tortilla is very successful. It is soft and not chewy or hard. The only improvement needed is to make it thinner. If you are interested in homemade tortilla, you can refer to this post by clicking the link: Homemade Flour Tortilla (墨西哥面粉烙饼) or clicking on the picture below .

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)

INTRODUCTION

Last weekend, I brought my kids to one of the exhibitions in Singapore. While I am waiting for my wife and mother in laws to finish shopping, we are really bored and we settled down at Texas Fried Chicken to have some snacks. The restaurant is promoting some Mexicana Wrap. I ordered one set comprising a drink, a cup of mash potatoes and a Mexicana fried chicken wrap that cost me SGD6.20. 

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)

While I am having my snacks, it suddenly reminded me that I have some soft tortillas in the refrigerator. I have therefore decided to replicate what I have eaten and shared with readers. That was our dinner the next night. As my kids went for holiday, I am more than happy to prepare the spicy version of the fried chicken for the Mexicana wrap.

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)

Preparation is rather easy as I bought the ready made tortilla from Singapore supermarkets. In recent years, it is very easy to get hold of “bread” originated from other countries such as French Loaf, Mexican tortillas, Indian’s nan, pita and chapatti etc.. I bought a packet of 8 super soft wheat tortillas for SGD3.80 cents. As for the sauce, of course, I wouldn’t know the exact recipe of what I have eaten but I have prepared some sauces that are Asian friendly and pretty closed to what I ate.

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)


WHAT IS REQUIRED

Servings: 3-4 adults

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)

For chicken marinating and deep frying

  • 3 drumsticks meat – debone and cut into strips
  • 1 egg
  • Fresh milk – adequate quantity of fresh milk to cover the chicken
  • Tabasco sauce (optional and depends on personal preference – I have used 3 tablespoons)
  • Plain flour – adequate quantity of flour to coat the chicken fillets
  • 2 tablespoons of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)

For making crispy tortilla strips (Optional)

  • 1 tortilla cut into thin strips

For making sauces

  • 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons of tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of Tabasco or other chilli sauces

For final assembly

  • Chicken strips (from above)
  • Tortilla strips (from above)
  • 3-4 soft tortillas
  • Some lettuces – slice into thin strips
  • Some tomatoes – slice into wedges
  • Some onions – chop into thin strips (not in picture)
  • Some breakfast cheese slice

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)


STEPS OF PREPARATION

Marinating and Deep Frying the Chicken

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)

  • In a big bowl, slightly whisk the milk, Tabasco (optional) and egg until combined. Add in the chicken drumsticks and marinate for at least 10-15 minutes.

  • In another big bowl or plastic containers, put together the plain flour, white pepper, black pepper, salt and other flavour enhancer (if desired). Use a spoon to mix the flour mixture thoroughly. Depending on your taste buds, if you like your chicken spicier/hotter, get ready another small bowl with additional Tabasco sauce.

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)

  • In a pan suitable for deep frying, heat about 5 cm of oil under high heat. The oil is considered as ready if bubbles start to emit from the wooden chopstick when placed in the hot oil.

  • Take a piece of the marinated chicken, dip in Tabasco sauce (optional), put it in the flour and coat it as evenly as possible. You can coat 2-3 times to have a thicker “flour skin”. Put in the hot oil and fried until the chicken is golden brown. You may want to consider lower the heat to medium if you are not fast enough to coat the chicken. Keep a close eye on the fried chicken. The process is rather fast because it is chicken strips. Repeat the same for all the chicken strips until finish. If there is not enough flour, just prepare additional flour. When ready, drain and place on a piece of oil absorbing paper. Set aside for later assembly.

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)


Preparing the tortilla strips

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)

  • Cut the tortilla into small strips. You can either deep fried your tortilla strips or oven baked the tortilla strips. For deep frying, it is rather fast and you have to watch out for the colour changes. If you oven baked, just put the strips in a mini oven, select medium heat and bake for 5 minutes. However, tortilla strips are optional and you can by pass this step if preferred. The main purpose is to provide a crunchy texture in the wrap.

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)


Preparation of Sauces

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)

  • In a small bowl, place the mayonnaise, tomato sauce, lemon juice, Tabasco sauce and black pepper. Use a spoon or fork to whisk until well mixed and smooth.

Assembly of Mexicana Wrap

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)

  • Place a piece of tortilla on a plate. Spread with some sauce. Place a piece of the breakfast cheese slice. Put some tortilla strips, follow by some chopped lettuce and tomatoes.

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)

  • Place a piece of fried chicken followed by additional vegetables and sauces. Wrap around the chicken in a cone shape. If preferred served with additional chilli sauces.

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)


CONCLUSION

This is my replicate and I think the ingredients that may have not included are some melted cheeses and possibly mustard sauce. However, I am able to accept this as we preferred more Asian touch in our sauce selection. This is a delicious recipe but is nothing to shout about because variations are many. Remember, as  a home chef, you know your family’s taste buds better than anyone else. Feel free to change the recipe to impress your family. Possibly, some grilled teriyaki chicken with some home made tomato puree and additions of some green capsicum…

Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)

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Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)


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Another Copycat? – Mexicana Tortilla Wrap With Fried Chicken (烙饼炸鸡卷)

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  2. These look very good! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  3. oh my god….you cant tell how happy i am to find your mexican wrap recipe…been searching around for the recipe for two days. finally! it sure looks yummy and definetely exactly like the one in texas chicken. got to try this! thank you!

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