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Chicken Caesar Wraps are a quick and healthy kid-friendly meal. They are packed with tender chicken, crisp bacon, Parmesan cheese, Caesar dressing, tomatoes, and lettuce all wrapped in soft flour tortillas.Pin this recipe for later!
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Healthy Chicken Caesar Wraps
Healthy, easy meals for lunch or dinner are always on my mind, especially when my kids are constantly begging for drive-thru dinners. So if we can make those take-out favorites at home, I’m a happy mom!
These chicken wraps are a (loose) remake of the classic offering from Chick-fil-A. You can put just about anything in a wrap – from chicken salad to Shrimp Avocado Salad – but Chicken Caesar Wraps are by far my favorite.
Chicken wraps make excellent lunch box meals or just a simple lunch at home. They are also great when you need a healthy dinner on the go or just something quick to make that everyone will love.
I love that this chicken wrap only has a handful of ingredients that I usually have in my kitchen already. I love making Caesar dressing from scratch (it’s my husband’s favorite) and using it for these wraps but I’ll also use a bottled dressing to save time.
The lettuce, tomatoes, and other ingredients are pretty self-explanatory. You can take or leave the bacon since it’s not traditionally part of a Caesar salad – I personally like the smokiness and saltiness it adds.
How To Make a Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap
Make the salad: Combine in a large bowl the lettuce, chicken, dressing, tomatoes, bacon, Parmesan cheese, and fresh black pepper. Add a pinch of salt if you wish, but taste it first. Stir in some roughly crumbled croutons for crunch.
Assemble the chicken wrap: Lay a tortilla on a flat surface (pro tip: warm it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds first to make it pliable). Top with the salad mixture, right down the middle. Fold up the sides of the tortilla like a burrito.
Slice: Stick toothpicks in both sides of the wrap and make a diagonal cut right across the middle to split it in half. The toothpicks help to hold the chicken wrap together and keep the filling from falling out.
What Goes Well With Chicken Caesar Wraps?
Serve Chicken Caesar Wraps with typical lunchtime sides. For something really simple, potato chips, pickles, and fruit will do. If you want more of a picnic feel, serve with some cold salads, like Hawaiian Macaroni Salad, Lemon Herb Red Potato Salad, or Mediterranean Green Bean Salad.
What Is Caesar Dressing Made Of?
A typical recipe for homemade caesar dressing will include Parmesan cheese, egg and/or mayo, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and garlic.
Additional ingredients might be anchovies or anchovy paste, which was in the original recipe but some people don’t like the idea of it so it is often omitted.
Variations + Serving Tips
One large wrap, as described in the recipe below, is very filling, and can really be shared by two people with a serving of fruit on the side.
You can make these chicken wraps a little healthier, using small amounts of a low-fat caesar salad dressing, omitting the bacon, and using a whole wheat tortilla instead of a regular flour tortilla.
Make Ahead and Storage
Make Ahead – You can prep all of the ingredients for these chicken wraps in advance. I suggest waiting until just before serving to assemble since the dressing can wilt the lettuce a bit. When making for lunch boxes, skip the dressing and serve it as a dip on the side.
Storage – Store ingredients separate from the dressing and if kept in airtight containers in the fridge they will last several days. Read my tips for how to store lettuce to keep it fresh for at least a week.
More Salads and Wraps To Try
- BLT Turkey Wraps
- Baked Teriyaki Salmon Lettuce Wraps
- Easy Chicken Club Lettuce Wraps
- Panzanella Salad
- Fresh Corn Salad
Chicken Caesar Wraps
- 1 cup chopped Romaine lettuce
- ½ cup shredded or cubed cooked chicken
- 2 tablespoons bottled caesar dressing
- 1 slice of bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1 tablespoon diced tomatoes
- ½ tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 large croutons roughly chopped
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1 12-inch flour tortilla
- In a medium sized bowl, combine chicken, lettuce, Caesar dressing, bacon, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and fresh ground black pepper. Stir in the crumbled croutons.
- Heat the flour tortilla in the microwave for 10 seconds.
- Lay the tortilla on a flat surface, then add the salad mixture down the middle. Fold in two sides, then roll up like a burrito. Stick a large toothpick in each half of the wrap (optional), then use a sharp, serrated knife to slice it in half.