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Chicken Caesar Wraps are a quick and healthy kid-friendly meal. Chicken, bacon, cheese, Caesar dressing, tomatoes and lettuce all wrapped in soft flour tortillas make these chicken wraps a simple and fast lunch or dinner and easy to pack in a lunchbox.
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! Things like Baked Homemade Chicken Nuggets, Copycat Orange Julius, and Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp.
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.
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. If you don’t have Homemade Croutons readily available, we love Olive Garden Croutons. 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.
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 healthier, using small amounts of a low-fat dressing, omitting the bacon, and using a whole wheat tortilla instead of a regular flour tortilla.
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.
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.
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.
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.