When things in life get hectic, that’s when I think it’s time to take shortcuts. I’m a big believer that there is nothing wrong with shortcuts—especially in the kitchen.
Would it be better if we could all grow our own lettuce and churn our own butter? Maybe. But we can’t. Most of us don’t live in that world! My food philosophy (and life philosophy) is to do what you can, with what you have, when you have it. And let’s get real: sometimes, I just don’t have time to craft a meal from scratch—and that’s when the glory of kitchen shortcuts come in!
These super easy chicken Caesar wraps spotlight two of my favorite kitchen shortcuts—rotisserie chicken and pre-made salad dressing. Sure, you’d save cash if you roasted your own chicken and made your own salad dressing, but sometimes you need to save time instead of cash. That’s where semi-homemade cooking comes in! These chicken wraps are ready in less than five minutes, meaning you can get a healthy lunch packed or a light dinner on the table FAST.
Are these chicken Caesar wraps good for meal prepping?
I am a big advocate of meal prepping—especially when your schedule is hectic! Just an hour or even a half-hour can make a BIG difference when it comes to having healthy, nourishing food available for you during the week. These Chicken Caesar Wraps are great for meal prepping, because you can pre-make the elements, and then just assemble them when it’s time to eat!
Won’t the wrap get soggy if you make it in advance?
You can make these wraps a few hours in advance (like making it in the morning for lunch later), but if you want to prep ahead more than a few hours, I recommend making all the individual elements—mixing up the chicken, cutting the lettuce, etc.—and assembling right before you eat.
A good tip for packing any sandwich or wrap for eating later—use lettuce as a barrier to keep your bread dry. I like to put the lettuce down first in these wraps, then the chicken and tomatoes on top.
How long will these chicken Caesar wraps keep?
Fully prepared, I’d eat these wraps within a few hours. They are safe to eat after that, but the croutons and tortilla tend to get a bit soggy. However, the individual elements will last 5-7 days in the fridge.
I hope you’ll remember that it’s okay (even healthy!) to take some shortcuts when you need them! Be gentle with yourself and your time. Enjoy!