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California Chicken Wraps Recipe – Easy Weeknight Dinner

Easy to make and cheap because you can use what’s left in your fridge! These California chicken wraps will become a family favorite. Homemade hamburger helper is another great option for a frugal family dinner. That’s two easy dinners for your menu this week.

California Chicken Wraps

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

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California Chicken Wraps

  • Author: Katie Kimball

Ingredients

  • Tortillas (whole wheat or homemade)
  • Mashed or sliced avocado
  • Cooked shredded chicken
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced red onion
  • Homemade ranch dressing (+ cut cucumbers, optional)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Lettuce


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Instructions

  1. Chop some cucumbers 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 (Use the code kitchenstewardship for 15% off of your first purchase) 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!)

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

California Chicken Wraps

Or…happily toasting on the George.

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.
California Chicken Wraps

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30 thoughts on “California Chicken Wraps Recipe – Easy Weeknight Dinner”

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  4. Christal via Facebook

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

    1. Katie Kimball @ Kitchen Stewardship

      Berny,
      Here’s mine! http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/recipes/homemade-ranch-dressing/ 🙂 Katie

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  8. 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

    1. 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

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  10. 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!!

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

  13. Oh now this looks good & I love my George Forman grill to cook on!

    Thanks for the idea.

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  15. Hi!
    I’ve never ate avocado’s before. They are kind of expensive around here. I’ll have to try some of your alternatives. Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!!

    Sherrie

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  16. This looks really good. Going to have to try it this week!

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  17. rachel-asouthernfairytale

    hit enter too fast 😉

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  18. rachel-asouthernfairytale

    Those sound DELISH! I love everything in them!!! Will have to add that to next week’s recipe list!

  19. Designs by Gollum

    I LOVE wraps! This is such a wonderful post. The variations are a treasure. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  20. Nicole Feliciano

    Thanks so much for stopping by! I have a new recipe to share next week. I’ll try to post on Monday. Happy cooking.

  21. Amy @ Finer Things

    What a tasty summer meal. Yum!

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  22. I make these kinds of wraps all the time, but never thought about grilling them in my GF grill. Thanks for sharing, I’ll be grilling mine next time!

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  23. Jenna @ Newlyweds

    What a super great idea, we almost always have all those ingriednts on hand, including (now) Fresh cucumbers and tomatoes!

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