Southwest Chicken Wrap

The Best Southwest Chicken Wrap

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This Crispy Southwest Chicken Wrap is an easy family dinner or easy lunch recipe that will be ready to serve in just 25 minutes! It comes packed with crispy or grilled chicken, fresh vegetables, black beans, and a delicious southwest dressing. This chicken wrap recipes is sure to become part of your family dinner rotation!

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Southwest Chicken Wrap

The Best Southwest Chicken Wrap

I like to keep our family dinners, and lunch recipes simple and easy, and this Southwest Chicken Wrap is one of our favorites. I love how versatile wrap recipes can be. Simply add in your protein, layer with your favorite veggies, and top with a delicious homemade dressing.

This Southwest Chicken wrap is easy enough to have prepared for any weeknight dinner, or meal prep and have them for an easy on the go lunch.

If you love easy chicken wrap recipes for your family dinners, you might want to check out our Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas, Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken, and our Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts.

Southwest Chicken Wrap Ingredients

  • Chicken Tenders: To keep this recipe simple I like to buy the frozen crispy breaded chicken breasts and pop them in the oven. To cut back on calories, you can also use grilled chicken tenders.
  • Flour Tortillas: Use your favorite flour, whole wheat, protein, low carb, or spinach tortillas.
  • Lettuce: I prefer to use romaine lettuce, but you can use whatever you have in the fridge.
  • Tomato: Pick a couple medium-large tomatoes and cut into slice. Don’t like tomatoes, omit them all together.
  • Black Beans: Black beans are a good source of fiber, and protein. Drain and rinse black beans before serving.
  • Corn: You can use canned or frozen corn that has been thawed.
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese: I like to keep it simple and use the shredded cheddar cheese that I always have on hand. Other great options are Mexican, Colby Jack, and Monterey Jack cheeses.
  • Southwest Dressing
  • Mayonnaise: I like to use lite mayo to cut down on calories and fat.
  • Milk: Any kind of milk will work, I used 1% milk.
  • Salsa: I always have our homemade canned salsa on hand, but any kind of salsa will work in this dressing.
  • Taco Seasoning: Taco seasoning adds such great flavor to this southwest dressing, I always have our homemade Taco Seasoning on hand. You can make a big batch and keep it in the cupboard, so much better than store bought taco seasoning.
  • Cumin: Cumin also adds such great flavor to this homemade dressing.

How to make the best Southwest Chicken Wrap

  • Preheat oven according to package directions and bake chicken strips.
  • In a small mixing bowl add mayonnaise, milk, salsa, taco seasoning, and cumin. Mix well and set aside.
  • While chicken is baking, place thawed corn into a small skillet with 1 Tbsp. oil and cook until corn is lightly browned.
  • Remove Chicken from the oven and cut into small strips.
  • Start assembling your chicken wraps by adding a couple Tbsp. of the southwest dressing to the lower half of the tortilla. Add romaine lettuce, sliced tomatoes, black beans, corn, chicken strips, and drizzle more southwest dressing on top.
  • Roll up tortilla tightly, cut in half and serve with a side of southwest dressing. Enjoy!

assembling southwest chicken wrap

What kind of chicken can I use in this wrap?

For the chicken wrap you can use frozen breaded or grilled chicken tenders, fresh grilled chicken, rotisserie chicken, or leftover chicken. If you are using breaded chicken you calories and fat are going to be a little higher than if you were to use grilled chicken tenders. The thing I love about this recipe is how easy it is to throw together.

What are the best tortillas to use for a wrap?

There are quite a few different varieties of tortillas that you can use. I wouldn’t recommend using corn tortillas because they will fall apart once you add the southwest dressing and toppings. My favorite flour tortillas to use are whole wheat, protein, low carb, or spinach tortillas.

How to store leftover Southwest chicken wraps

Southwest chicken wrap ingredients are best stored in separate containers to prevent all the ingredients from getting soggy. Store them in air tight containers in the fridge for up to 4 days. When you are ready, re-heat chicken and assemble wraps like the recipe instructions below.

Southwest Chicken Wrap

How to grill a chicken wrap?

If you prefer your wraps to be crunchy on the outside and melty cheese on the inside, trying to grill your wrap on a grill or in a skillet.

  • After rolling your wrap tightly, place seam side down on a hot grill or skillet.
  • Flip it over after 2-3 minutes and grill the other side.
  • If your wrap starts to open a bit, just stick a toothpick in the middle!!

Can I make this chicken wrap into a salad?

Yes!!! One of my favorite things to do if I’m not feeling like a wrap, is to make a nice hearty chicken salad. Simply layer lettuce, tomato, corn, black beans, cheddar cheese, and chicken. Top with a drizzle of the Southwest dressing, and you have yourself and delicious salad recipe.

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Originally posted on 7/31/2020 and updated on 4/15/2021

Southwest Chicken Wrap

Southwest Chicken Wrap

This Southwest Chicken Wrap is an incredibly easy family dinner or lunch option that will be ready to serve in just 25 minutes! It comes packed with crispy chicken, fresh vegetables, black beans, and a delicious southwest dressing. This Southwest Chicken Wrap will become part of your family dinner rotation!
4.73 from 55 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 393 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6-7 crispy chicken tenders, cooked according to package directions.
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • 6 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into slices
  • 1 pkg. frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Southwest Dressing

  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 Tbsp. taco seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven according to package directions and bake chicken strips.
  • In a small mixing bowl add mayonnaise, milk, salsa, taco seasoning, and cumin. Mix well and set aside.
  • Add oil and thawed corn into a small skillet and cook until corn is brown in color. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Remove Chicken from the oven and cut into small strips.
  • Start assembling your chicken wraps by adding a couple Tbsp. of the southwest dressing to the lower half of the tortilla. Add romaine lettuce, sliced tomatoes, black beans, corn, chicken strips, and drizzle more southwest dressing on top.
  • Roll up tortilla tightly, cut in half and serve with a side of southwest dressing. Enjoy!

Notes

*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Nutrition

Serving: 1wrapCalories: 393kcalCarbohydrates: 31.5gProtein: 19.9gFat: 17.7gSaturated Fat: 5.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 5.2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 21.8mgSodium: 692mgFiber: 13.9gSugar: 6gCalcium: 169.2mg
Keyword Crispy Chicken, Southwest Chicken Wrap, Southwest Dressing
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31 Comments

  1. Could you sub some sour cream for the mayo? I’m not a huge mayo fan and I’m wondering if sour cream would work for this? Maybe it would make it a bit thicker?

  2. Emily Mashburn

    What kind of salsa did you use?

  3. Sarah Gutierrez

    Do you have any suggestions for a side dish to go with these wraps? Can’t wait to try them!

    • Hi Sarah,
      We usually make a batch of seasoned French fries or tater tots to go with the wrap. We love to dip them in the southwest sauce, it’s the best.

  4. 5 stars
    My husband and I loved this. This is an easy recipe and we had everything we needed to make them.

  5. Melissa Storath

    5 stars
    Delicious, we used leftover roasted chicken.

  6. Sonia Harms

    5 stars
    This recipe is amazing! These wraps are so delicious. I made the sauce ahead of time. Bought Tyson precooked chicken strips. Tossed them in the air fryer and the meal was together in no time. Thank you for a great one that will be added to our rotation!

  7. 4 stars
    It was good but the sauce felt like it was missing something. Overall it was quick and easy.

  8. 5 stars
    Thanks for this recipe! I made it twice already in one week for my family because they love it!

  9. 5 stars
    Delicious, quick, and filling. Perfect recipe for quick lunch or dinner! Made extra sauce to keep in fridge for more wraps this week.

  10. This recipe was so good and easy! I added a little extra salsa on top after I made the wrap, took it over the top!

  11. 5 stars
    If your in a hurry like I usually am, use hidden valley chipotle southwest dressing…so good!

  12. Was wondering if you could substitute or just take out the milk in the dressing? I do have heavy cream didn’t know if a little of that would work

  13. What size bag of frozen corn do you use?

  14. 5 stars
    This was a great wrap! I didn’t make the dressing, I used a bottled ancho chile ranch, pico instead of tomatoes, and cooked the corn in the microwave. Delicious!

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