Crispy Chicken Wraps

These Crispy Chicken Wraps are so light and refreshing for dinner. And I can ‘hide’ a couple veggies in it and even trick myself into eating them!

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Meals that I can “hide” vegetables are always a win at my house. I can trick the kids and myself into eating one we wouldn’t eat on their own. Crispy Chicken Wraps have quite a bit of green in them, perfect for a quick weeknight meal that packs in the good stuff. 

If you buy a rotisserie chicken, then this meal can be made in about 15 minutes. Often I use boneless skinless chicken breast, so it takes closer to about 30 minutes because I have to cook the chicken first, then shred it. 

The recipe originally came from something I had found on Pinterest years ago. But we’ve changed it so much since then I don’t even remember what the original had in it and what we’ve changed. 

Last year we had celery growing in the garden, so when we harvested a lot of it I froze it in small pieces and like to use that for meals that the celery is cooked into things. It isn’t as crunchy as fresh celery, but it works well enough for this recipe. 

I also typically have green onion growing in the garden, so I’ll grab that from the backyard, too. Because of that, this meal doesn’t cost much at all. And it’s made with ingredients that are basic staples in my house. 

Step by Step

Pull the meat off of the rotisserie chicken and prepare all ingredients.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, cilantro, green onion, celery, sour cream, and hot sauce until it’s combined.

Stir in the shredded chicken. 

Place a scoop of shredded cheese down the middle of each tortilla shells.

Add some of the chicken mixture on top of the cheese.

Roll each of the shells burrito style. This is the hardest part of the meal for me. I may have lived in Texas for a few years now, but I don’t have the burrito rolling technique down yet. I may have to find some videos online to learn from. 

Warm a large skillet over medium heat for a few minutes. Then place two of the burritos seam side down on the pan. Let them cook for 2-3 minutes, sometimes up to 5, until the bottom is golden brown. Carefully flip and cook the other side until browned as well.

Continue with each wrap until they are all cooked. Serve warm. I like to top mine with a bit more cheese and dip them in Ranch dressing. But neither is necessary to enjoy this meal. 

Recipe

Originally Published On: February 14, 2017

Last Updated On: December 31, 2019

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Crispy Chicken Wraps

These Crispy Chicken Wraps are so light and refreshing for dinner. And I can ‘hide’ a couple veggies in it and even trick myself into eating them!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, sour cream, tortilla shells
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 wraps
Calories 631kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 3 green onions sliced thin
  • 2 celery ribs chopped
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 rotisserie chicken skin discarded, meat shredded to bite-sized(about 3 cups)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 flour tortillas 12 inch

Instructions

  • Whisk the mayonnaise, cilantro, green onions, celery, sour cream, and hot sauce in a large bowl
  • Add chicken and toss to combine
  • Arrange shredded cheese down the center of each tortilla
  • Sprinkle chicken mixture over the cheese
  • Roll up the chicken tortillas
  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat for 1 minute
  • Arrange 2 wraps, seam-side down, in pan and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 2-3 minutes per side
  • Transfer to plate and repeat with remaining wraps

Nutrition

Serving: 1wrap | Calories: 631kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 200mg | Sodium: 1115mg | Potassium: 562mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 573IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 336mg | Iron: 2mg

View Comments (28)

  • This looks really yummy! We eat a lot of chicken in our house because I cant process most meats, so we will be sure to try this soon.

    • We eat a lot of chicken, too, since it's one meat that I know we can ALL agree on here. And it's just so versatile.

  • We have crossed a few rivers with this one, from renaming Broccoli and Cauliflower as little trees to Dinosaur snacks. This looks really yummy as we also have a whole lot of chicken, plus you can hide whatever.

    • Oh, I haven't heard "dinosaur snacks", I like that one! My sister has a lot of trouble with her son eating it who is obsessed with dinos, I'll definitely be sharing that with her!

  • Now that's my kind of chicken salad wrap! Cilantro, hot sauce, and cheese! Three things you can never go wrong with in a meal.

    • My husband agrees wholeheartedly with that statement! I have to be careful with too much hot sauce, but he often adds more to his wraps.

  • Great recipe, Stephanie. Meals that hide vegetables was something my mother always tried so hard with us when we were young. Just wondering, could there be any replacement for chicken in this recipe as I am vegetarian.

    • Thanks, Ria! Sometimes you do what you have to do as a mom to get all that goodness in them! I've never tried this with anything other than chicken, so I'm not sure what else could be used in it.

  • This Crispy Chicken Wraps perfect recipe for kids They enjoy to eat chicken salad wrap. This looks so delicious and yummy :)

    • My boys will sometimes eat them, especially if I let them pick them up by hand. Food is always more fun when you use your hands!

  • These look absolutely mouthwatering! I need to try these over the weekend for my kids. They would go nuts for them.

    • I hope the kids (and adults) enjoy the wraps! They are easy to put together and have so much flavor and goodness in them :)

    • It's a great combination! I've never tried it with any of the meat substitutes, so, unfortunately, have no experience with what that would taste like if you wanted to try it, too.

  • These wraps look gorgeous and so delicious! I love this chicken in tortillas combination, perfect idea for a picnic lunch also!

  • I'm lucky that my toddler still eats most vegetables. I'm waiting for him to become a more picky eater, but right now, I'll take what I can get! "Hiding" vegetables for my husband is always helpful though. :)

    • The wraps could be great in a lunch. I think they taste fine cold, and they aren't very messy, either!

    • That's the best part of making something on your own, you can customize it just how you want. I love cheese so I will always have a lot of cheese in mine :)

    • Why is lunch always the hardest meal?! I hate lunchtime and I hate packing lunches. Thankfully, both of my boys have lunch included with their school, so I only have to worry about myself and them on days they aren't in school.

  • They look so delicious and elegantly wrapped. I see nothing wrong with your wrapping technique in my opinion. They would be a hit at a bbq party too.

    • Thanks, I am slowly getting better at wrapping things like this :) I didn't even think about these for a party, they would be perfect cut in half for people to grab as a quick light food that can be eaten without mess!

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