California Chicken Wraps Recipe – Easy Weeknight Dinner

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Here’s the promised recipe for the second way my family uses avocados (after guac). I learned this wrap at a Pampered Chef party, and we looooove it around here. I always feel like I’m at a good restaurant when I serve them. So easy, so yummy.

California Chicken Wraps - Healthy, Frugal and Easy! Costs less than $1 per wrap

California Chicken Wraps
 
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Ingredients
  • Tortillas (whole wheat or homemade)
  • Mashed or sliced avocado (see here for a tutorial on how to cut)
  • Cooked shredded chicken
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced red onion
  • Homemade ranch dressing (+ cut cucumbers, optional)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Lettuce
Instructions
  1. Chop some cucumber and cover with ranch dressing;
  2. Stir and let sit while you cut everything else.
  3. Cook chicken if necessary and slice vegetables.
  4. Salt chicken and add a little Italian seasoning if you have it.
  5. Assemble wraps in order given.
  6. Roll tightly and grill on a George Foreman or in a very hot pan (dry, no Teflon), seam side down first.
  7. Turn once if in pan.
  8. Remove when tortillas are lightly browned.
Notes
Cost: less than $1 per wrap; varies depending on what kind of chicken and tortillas you buy. Can be made as a grilled sandwich on whole wheat bread, too.

Super foods: 1, plus 3 honorable mentions (use herbed plain yogurt instead of ranch and add some spinach leaves to make 3 super foods!)

Pile onto a homemade tortilla. I like them with mustard!

California Chicken Wraps - Healthy, Frugal and Easy! Costs less than $1 per wrap
Or…happily toasting on the George.

California Chicken Wraps - Healthy, Frugal and Easy! Costs less than $1 per wrap

Tips and Transformations:

  • We like it with plain ranch and mustard, because hubby doesn’t like cucumbers.
  • I almost always serve it with a side of Chicken Rice-a-Roni, homemade version.
  • Add bacon or pepperoni and hot pepper for an Italian twist.
  • Use Caesar dressing for something different
  • Chicken is best stir fried or leftover roasted chicken, BUT if you want to use your chicken from making stock, I would recommend sautéing it in olive oil first for flavor.

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30 Bites of Conversation So Far

  1. Sonia says

    We just tried these last night (without avocado’s because we were out!) But it was fantastic!! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!

  2. says

    I just found your blog and I LOVE it!! Thank you so much for everything you have posted. We are just beginning our journey to whole, organic, non-GMO foods, and your blog has been immensely helpful to me in going from overwhelmed to “maybe I can do this”. :-)

    We just tried these wraps tonight and they were SO good! We’ll definitely be trying more of your recipes in the future!!

  3. lara says

    hi there

    thank you so much for your great website I have just found it. I have been looking for a cast iron grill like GF for ages but all the GF ones I can find are non stick-do you know the type of yours?

    thanks so much

    • Katie says

      Lara,
      Mine is just the standard George – non stick. I know non-stick isn’t great, but it doesn’t get over 500F, so it’s much more safe that way. Sorry! Katie

  4. Christal via Facebook says

    Cukes & toms diced up with some cilantro, diced onion, minced garlic, splash of olive oil & drenched in balsmic vinegar.

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