Easy Chicken Caesar Wraps

Two hands hold a chicken Caesar wrap that has been cut in half.
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Meal Prep10 minutes
Just a few simple ingredients come together to make these Easy Chicken Caesar Wraps! Eat them for a light dinner or pack them up for a tasty lunch.

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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.

Lettuce, croutons, cheese, chicken, and tomatoes are placed on a tortilla. Dressing and tomatoes also rest on wooden cutting board.

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.

Two halves of easy chicken Caesar wraps are stacked. A spoon with dressing dripping off rests on wooden cutting board.

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!

 
Two hands hold a chicken Caesar wrap that has been cut in half.

Chicken Caesar Wrap Recipe

Yield: 4 large wraps
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Just a few simple ingredients come together to make these Easy Chicken Caesar Wraps! Eat them for a light dinner or pack them up for a tasty lunch.

Ingredients

  • 1 rotisserie chicken, meat removed and shredded (save the bones and skins for stock)
  • 2 cups prepared Caesar salad dressing (homemade or bottled)
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup whole grain croutons

Instructions

  1. In a medium-size mixing bowl, mix the chicken and salad dressing until well combined.
  2. Lay out a tortilla on a cutting board, then layer 1/4 of the chopped lettuce, 1/4 of the chicken, 1/4 of the tomatoes, 1/4 of the cheese, and 1/4 of the croutons. Wrap the tortilla burrito-style, then serve immediately.

Notes

To make these ahead for lunches: leave out the cherry tomatoes and croutons. When layering the wrap, layer the lettuce first to create a "barrier" between the chicken and the tortilla. Once assembled, eat within a few hours—I wouldn't recommend making these more than a few hours in advance.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 large wrap
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1133Total Fat: 86gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 64gCholesterol: 155mgSodium: 2241mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 9gSugar: 8gProtein: 43g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

Cassie is the founder and CEO of Wholefully. She's a home cook and wellness junkie with a love of all things healthy living. She lives on a small hobby farm in Southern Indiana with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and 15 chickens.
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