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Mexican chicken wraps

Mexican chicken wraps, Mexican recipes, chicken recipes, chicken and Greek yogurt, chicken and Ranch dressing

As you might guess by looking at the photos, today on the menu are Mexican chicken wraps with spinach (or lettuce), green onions, red bell pepper, shredded cheddar cheese with Greek yogurt based dressing, spiced up with the taco seasoning. Or, alternatively, if you don’t have Greek yogurt, you can use Ranch dressing.

Mexican chicken wraps, Mexican recipes, chicken recipes, chicken and Greek yogurt, chicken and Ranch dressing

A very simple, handy recipe for when you’re hungry and want something delicious (and healthy!) fast.  This recipe definitely becomes healthy if you use dressing option # 2 (Greek yogurt with taco seasoning). Dressing option # 1 is Ranch dressing, which is also very delicious with this wrap.

Mexican chicken wraps, Mexican recipes, chicken recipes, chicken and Greek yogurt, chicken and Ranch dressing

These Mexican chicken wraps are also great to pack for lunch. I do that sometimes and take them to work: wrap them tightly in plastic wrap the night before and refrigerate! You don’t even have to have all the ingredients: if you’re missing 1 or 2 ingredients, these chicken wraps will still turn out fine. You don’t have to have bell peppers (optional), tomatoes, or even green onions – even though, if you do have all ingredients on hand – use them all!

Mexican chicken wraps, Mexican recipes, chicken recipes, chicken and Greek yogurt, chicken and Ranch dressing

 This recipe is great for using up that bland leftover chicken you might have in the refrigerator (heat it up in the microwave or on stove top and toss with a little bit of taco seasoning). Or, quickly cook raw chicken from scratch in olive oil and taco seasoning.

Mexican chicken wraps

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6-10 servings (depends on the size of tortilla wrap)

Serving Size: 1 chicken wrap

Mexican chicken wraps

Ingredients

    Chicken:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable Oil
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • Other ingredients:
  • 6 cups spinach, shredded, or 1 head green leaf lettuce, shredded or torn into bite-size pieces
  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • flour tortilla wraps (or gluten-free tortillas or sandwich wraps)
  • Dressing (option 1):
  • Ranch salad dressing
  • Healthier Dressing (option 2):
  • Greek yogurt mixed with the taco seasoning and chopped cilantro

Instructions

    Chicken:
  1. Season the chicken breasts with taco seasoning on both sides. Heat the skillet on medium-high heat, add oil, then sear chicken about 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and keep the skillet covered to allow chicken to continue cooking off heat until no longer pink in the middle. Cool the breasts then slice them into small cubes
  2. Remaining ingredients:
  3. Combine other ingredients (spinach, tomatoes, green onions, red onion, red bell pepper, grated sharp cheddar cheese) and cubed chicken (from step 1) in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with the desired amount of Ranch dressing (or Greek yogurt based dressing), and toss.
  4. Spoon the chicken and spinach mixture evenly on top of tortilla. Roll up. Use tooth picks at two opposite ends of each tortilla to help it hold it together, if desired. Serve immediately. Or, remove tooth picks, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
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{ 22 comments… add one }

  • Matt Robinson May 24, 2014, 1:19 am

    I love these wraps Julia, so perfect for a summer dinner in the backyard. Have a great weekend!

  • ela@GrayApron May 24, 2014, 5:31 am

    Beautiful wraps! I need to wrap more. Thanks!

    ela h.

  • Monique May 24, 2014, 9:17 am

    This new feature makes your photos even lovelier if possible Julia..
    yum.

  • Angie (@angiesrecipess) May 24, 2014, 9:49 am

    Fantastic wraps! So are the photos, Julia.

  • Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking May 24, 2014, 10:28 am

    What an easy, healthy lunch idea! I love that you just mixed taco seasonings into greek yogurt – so genius! I will absolutely be whipping these up the next time I want something quick and tasty for lunch!

  • Deb May 24, 2014, 11:41 am

    Such a fabulous lunch or easy dinner recipe! Indulgent flavor without extra calories makes for an amazing recipe.

  • Matt @ Runner Savvy May 24, 2014, 8:04 pm

    Looks good!

  • Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine May 25, 2014, 8:32 pm

    What a fabulous lunch. I’d be thrilled with it for dinner too :)

  • Jess @ whatjessicabakednext May 26, 2014, 4:45 am

    These wraps look fab! Would be perfect for a Summer picnic! :)

  • Ashley May 26, 2014, 12:51 pm

    These wraps look so good! I need some new lunch ideas – I’ve been getting bored lately!

  • Susan May 26, 2014, 2:15 pm

    Your made these wraps look incredibly delicious with all of the lovely colors of red, green and gold!

  • Donalyn@TheCreeksideCook May 26, 2014, 2:20 pm

    These look so inviting Julia – a combo of some of my very favorite flavors!

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl May 27, 2014, 4:02 pm

    Yes 1000% to these chicken wraps! What a treat these would be… can’t wait to gobble them up for dinner one night soon!

  • Elaine May 28, 2014, 4:15 am

    Julia,

    You cannot not image how popular Mexican chicken wrap is in China now due to the popularity of fast food stores. And it has been one of my favorite breakfast for around two years in my university life. I will try to make this according to this recipe soon.

  • suzanne Perazzini May 28, 2014, 6:19 am

    That’s a great looking wrap – healthy and tasty. Mexican flavours are always good.

  • John@Kitchen Riffs May 28, 2014, 1:44 pm

    Lovely wrap! Anything Mexican speaks to me, and this is a great way to use leftover chicken. Thanks!

  • Monica May 28, 2014, 5:03 pm

    Your photos make me so hungry! A wrap really hits the spot and I love the dressing options.

  • Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef May 31, 2014, 2:24 pm

    mmm, i love mexican wraps! like the ranch dressing idea :)

  • Juliana June 5, 2014, 12:25 am

    Beautiful Mexican wrap Julia…I love all the flavors in it, and I will sure would be happy with any of the dressing. Beautiful pictures!
    Enjoy the rest of your week :D

  • Ami@NaiveCookCooks June 5, 2014, 2:44 pm

    These wraps look so good for lunch right now! Wonderful and tasty!

  • Daniela June 6, 2014, 8:37 am

    Just looking at these fantastic pics makes my mouth water.
    Great treat, easy to prepare, healthy ingredients and so tasty, yummy.

  • zerrin June 7, 2014, 5:41 pm

    I love such quick meals! These look so mouthwatering Julia, I think I will try it with both dressing options!

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