Cajun Chicken Wrap

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Cajun chicken wraps are bold with spicy flavors, juicy chicken and a great simple creamy sauce. My family loves these wraps and yours will too!

Tortilla wrap with spicy chicken in side.
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Why Make This Cajun Spicy Chicken Wrap

Okay, as you know I am a big spice girl, I love bold flavors that have a little bite. These wraps are full of that, you can customize the level of heat, I have tips for that. These wraps have an easy sauce to go with them and they are crave worthy. Add your favorite veggies to the wrap, choose any type of wrap (or lettuce wrap) for these. They are the perfect meal to prep for lunch or dinners for the week.

Ingredients Needed To Make Spicy Chicken Wraps

Ingredients on a counter in small bowls and b=plates.
  • Chicken Breasts. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are my favorite, you can also use chicken thighs, but I prefer the texture of breasts.
  • Seasoning. The main star of the recipe! Cayenne pepper, black pepper, white pepper, salt, paprika, garlic, oregano.
  • Olive Oil. Neutral in flavor oil is best.
  • Lemon Juice. This helps to keep the chicken moist and tenderize it.
  • Tortillas or Wraps. I go for the burrito size so I can properly fold them.
  • Plain Greek Yogurt. This is the base of the sauce, it’s high in protein and adds a great tang to the mix.
  • Red Onion. Chopped red onion adds a peppery flavor and a bust of color.
  • Tomatoes. Chopped tomatoes to help add some coolness to the wraps.
  • Cilantro. Fresh cilantro for garnish and for the sauce.

Recipe Variations

Chicken. You can use chicken thighs or shrimp instead. If using shrimp, only cook for 7-10 minutes.

Greek Yogurt. You can use sour cream or mayo in place of greek yogurt.

Sriracha. Use any hot sauce of choice in place of sriracha.

Tortillas. I use flour tortillas they are the most flexible for folding. You can use any wrap of choice or even make this keto/carb friendly by using lettuce wraps.

How To Make This Recipe

Steps to make this recipe in a glass bowl with chicken and with sauce.

Step One. Cut the chicken breasts into small bite sized pieces. In a big bowl add the cubed pieces of chicken. Add the lemon juice, oil and all the seasonings. Mix the chicken up well so its all evenly coated.

Step Two. You can cook the chicken in the oven or on the stove in a large fry pan. Both methods are great. If cooking in the oven, preheat the oven to 375, cook for about 18 minutes or until it’s fully cooked through. If cooking on the stove, add to a heated skilled and cook on medium heave for about 14-18 minutes.

A big clear bowl with sauce and a cooking sheet with spicy cajun chicken on it.

Step Three. While the chicken is cooking or baking, chop your veggies and mix up the sauce ingredients (yogurt, sriracha, cilantro, a pinch of salt and pepper). I like to also heat my wraps or tortillas a bit before making them.

A tortilla with chicken and veggies on it.

Step Four. Assemble your warmed wrap or tortilla. Add chicken, lettuce, veggies and sauce, fold the bottom up and then wrap the sides together. Enjoy! Store leftovers in an airtight container keep in the fridge for up to 4 days or freeze them in plastic wrap for up to 2 months (just leave off the romaine.)

Spicy chicken wrapped in a tortilla on a white plate.

Recipe FAQ’s

Is this recipe really spicy?

This cajun chicken wrap has a good kick to it, however you can easily lesson the heat level by cutting back on the cayenne pepper and sriracha.

Can I use any wrap for this recipe?

Yes, use any wrap of choice, I find that flour tortillas are the most forgiving and playable.

What else an I put this seasoning blend on?

Use this cajun mix on shrimp, steak and any other chicken recipe of choice.

Recipe Pairings

This spicy chicken wrap is great on it’s own and very filling however I love to serve my Crispy Fries with it, Garlic Rolls or my Kale And Beet Salad on the side.

Storage Tips

Store the leftovers in an airtight container. If the wraps are already assembled, they will last in the fridge up to 3 or 4 days. Otherwise they can last a bit longer if they are not assembled. You can also leave the lettuce off the wraps and freeze them in plastic wrap or a bag for up to three months. They are great reheated in the air fryer, or on the stove top.

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Tortilla with chicken inside with lettuce and a fork on a plate.
5 from 9 votes

Cajun Chicken Wrap

Cajun chicken wraps are bold with spicy flavors, juicy chicken and a great simple creamy sauce. A great meal to prep for lunch or dinners.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1.75 lb chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbp olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice, *about 1-2 lemons
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika, *see notes
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper, *see notes!
  • 4-5 flour tortillas, burrito size
  • 1 roma tomato, chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion
  • 1 cup romaine, sliced

Spicy Sauce Ingredients

  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1-2 Tbsp Sriracha , *see notes
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped , *use more for garnish
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Instructions 

  • Cut the chicken breasts into small bite sized pieces. In a big bowl add the cubed pieces of chicken. Add the lemon juice, oil and all the seasonings. Mix the chicken up well so its all evenly coated. 
  • You can cook the chicken in the oven or on the stove in a large fry pan. Both methods are great. If cooking in the oven, preheat the oven to 375, cook for about 18 minutes or until it's fully cooked through. If cooking on the stove, add to a heated skilled and cook on medium heave for about 14-18 minutes.
  • While the chicken is cooking or baking, chop your veggies and mix up the sauce ingredients (yogurt, sriracha, cilantro, a pinch of salt and pepper). I like to also heat my wraps or tortillas a bit before making them. 
  • Assemble your warmed wrap or tortilla. Add chicken, lettuce, veggies and sauce, fold the bottom up and then wrap the sides together. Enjoy! Store leftovers in an airtight container keep in the fridge for up to 4 days or freeze them in plastic wrap for up to 2 months (just leave off the romaine.)

Notes

*use 1/4 tsp if you are sensitive to heat 
*use less if you are sensitive to heat, add as needed to taste.

Nutrition

Serving: 1wrap | Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 838mg | Potassium: 866mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 379
Keyword: 30 minute, Chicken
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4 Comments

  1. Made this recipe twice now because my family loves it. I tone the spice back a bit for the kids but it’s incredibly good. Make this one asap!!

  2. 5 stars
    OK let me just start by saying I’m not the biggest cook in the kitchen, but I could not resist this one. It was very easy to follow the recipe and make this and I can’t get over how good it was. I’m definitely going to be making again I’m impressed with myself. Great recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    Spicy goodness! I loved this. Can’t wait to enjoy the leftovers.

  4. 5 stars
    Everyone needs to make these they are so good lip smack and addictive!!! Husband man loved them also