Pesto Chicken Wraps

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Delicious, easy pesto chicken wraps make the ultimate lunch or dinner. Bursting with fresh flavors and pesto in every bite. Ready in under 20 minutes. A weeknight favorite.

Wraps on a ceramic plate with pesto chicken and lettuce and tomatoes.
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Why Make These Pesto Chicken Wraps

Okay, I have outdone myself with these wraps. They are SO GOOD. I have been craving them everyday. They are full of fresh ingredients, vibrant flavors and juicy chicken. There is a little burst of pesto and crunch in every bite.

These pesto chicken wraps are husband approved, he now requests them in his lunch and I am so flattered. These can be made so quickly in as little as ten minutes if you use pre made ingredients. Also try my Fajita Wraps if you love wraps!

These wraps can be made with my Spinach Walnut Pesto. Or you can use a store bought version. I prefer the homemade pesto, it’s SO easy and flavorful. Because this recipe calls for already grilled/cooked chicken, it comes together so quickly. You can also use rotisserie chicken.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients to make pesto chicken wraps on a counter in small bowls.

Grilled Chicken. I make my own, I use chicken breasts and salt, pepper, dried cilantro and dried basil for seasoning. I grill on medium high for about 8-10 minutes on each side. Rotisserie will also work.

Pesto. I use my Spinach Walnut Pesto (highly recommended) you can also use store bought pesto.

Romaine Lettuce. This add crunch and color and is for the quick caesar salad.

Mayo. This is the base of the quick caesar dressing. You can use sour cream if needed but I prefer a mayo.

Capers. This is for the caesar salad. It takes the place of anchovies and really boosts the flavors.

Worcestershire Sauce. This is to add a bold flavor to the caesar dressing.

All other ingredients and measurements are below in the recipe card.

Recipe Variations

Chicken Breasts. Rotisserie chicken will also work. You can also use canned tuna or canned chicken.

Parmesan. You can use dairy free Parmesan or nutritional yeast in place.

Mayo. Use plain greek yogurt or sour cream in place if needed.

Romaine. Iceberg or spinach will work fine.

Capers. You can skip the capers or use real anchovies in place.

Steps To Make This Recipe

Steps to make this recipe chicken cut up on a white plate and a food processor with dressing ingredients in it.

Step One. Chop the grilled chicken into small bite sized pieces, set aside. Prepare pesto if you are making Spinach Walnut Pesto. Set aside. Shred the romaine, chop the tomatoes and set aside.

Step Two. Add the dressing ingredients into a small food processor or blender. Blend together well. Taste the dressing, if you want to add a pinch more salt, nows the time!

Step Three. In a medium sized bowl, add the romaine, tomatoes half of the dressing. Mix well, to ensure everything is evenly covered. 

Step Four. In a large bowl, add the chopped chicken and the pesto dressing. Mix well to ensure the chicken is evenly coated in the delicious pesto.

Step Five. Prepare the wrap. Add the salad mixture to the center of the wrap (try not to over stuff the wrap or it can fall apart easily). Next, add a generous amount of the pesto chicken. Sprinkle extra Parmesan, if you want and an extra drizzle of dressing, or use the leftover dressing for dipping.

Step Six. Fold the wrap up like a burrito. Eat as is, or warm the wrap in a hot skillet, just spitz a little oil, set to medium and lay the wrap down (seam side down) and toast for about 2-3 minutes on each side.

Pesto chicken wrap with pesto dressing and a hand holding the wrap, dressing on the side.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make these dairy free?

Yes! Make these chicken pesto wraps dairy free by skipping the Parmesan. You can also skip it in the pesto if you are making your own.

How can I make these healthier

Make this a little more calorie friendly by skipping the caesar dressing and extra parmesan, it will be just as delicious.

Do these keep well when I have leftovers?

Yes! These keep very well. You can keep them “wrapped” and reheat them in an air fryer or pan. You can also keep the salad dressing off and use as you eat to make them last even longer.

Recipe Tips

Don’t overload the wraps. To keep them together and mess free, try not to over stuff them.

If you are heating your wrap up in a pan, you can stuff more into them after the wrap is sealed on the seam.

If you are meal prepping or making ahead, wait to add the dressing until you are about to eat to avoid soggy lettuce.

Store leftover assembled wraps in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Recipe Pairings

You can pair so many great dishes with these wraps. Try my Cabbage Salad or my Kale Salad. You can also make a batch of Crispy Home Fries or Zucchini Fries to pair with the wraps.

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Chicken wraps with pesto and in a wrap on a ceramic plate.
5 from 6 votes

Chicken Pesto Wraps

Delicious, easy pesto chicken wraps make the ultimate lunch or dinner. Bursting with fresh flavors and pesto in every bite. Ready in under 20 minutes. A weeknight favorite.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 wraps

Equipment

  • skillet or pan to heat wraps
  • food processor or blender

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups cooked chicken , *see notes
  • cup pesto, *add more as needed
  • 3 Tbsp grated parmesan , optional
  • 4 wraps
  • 4 cups romaine, shredded
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced

Caesar Dressing

  • ½ cup mayo, *see notes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup parmesan, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 ½ Tbsp capers and brine
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh cracked pepper

Instructions 

  • Chop the grilled chicken into small bite sized pieces, set aside. Prepare pesto if you are making Spinach Walnut Pesto. Set aside. Shred the romaine, chop the tomatoes and set aside. 
  • Add the dressing ingredients into a small food processor or blender. Blend together well. Taste the dressing, if you want to add a pinch more salt, nows the time! 
  •  In a medium sized bowl, add the romaine, tomatoes half of the dressing. Mix well, to ensure everything is evenly covered. 
  • In a large bowl, add the chopped chicken and the pesto dressing. Mix well to ensure the chicken is evenly coated in the delicious pesto. 
  • Prepare the wrap. Add the salad mixture to the center of the wrap (try not to over stuff the wrap or it can fall apart easily). Next, add a generous amount of the pesto chicken. Sprinkle extra Parmesan, if you want and an extra drizzle of dressing, or use the leftover dressing for dipping, 
  • Fold the wrap up like a burrito. Eat as is, or warm the wrap in a hot skillet, just spritz a little oil, set to medium and lay the wrap down (seam side down) and toast for about 2-3 minutes on each side. 

Notes

*use leftover grilled chicken breasts or rotisserie chicken. 
*please note, chicken will vary in dryness depending on the size and cook. Pesto also varies greatly with moisture and oil.  You may need a little more or less pesto. Start with 1/3 cup and add more as needed. 
*plain greek yogurt will also work. 
 
Store leftover wraps in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1wrap | Calories: 583kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 970mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 3mg

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

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 wraps
Calories: 583
Keyword: 20 minute, Chicken
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8 Comments

  1. What kind and size of wraps did you use. These look so amazing and can’t wait to try but need wrap!

  2. 5 stars
    These wraps or one of my favorites! I loved the salad mixed in, the perfect crunch and tangy flavors.

  3. 5 stars
    This is the perfect meal prep for a healthy lunch. I love when my wife makes a bunch of these wraps so I can bring them to work for lunch. 100% recommend.

  4. 5 stars
    These were amazing! Followed recipe exactly as written, the dressing is killer. Definitely making these again.

    1. So happy to hear this! Thanks for the great feedback, always appreciated!

  5. 5 stars
    These were excellent! This recipe is a keeper! I love the Caesar dressing too. It’s my new go-to recipe. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hi Paula! so glad to hear you enjoyed these, they are a go-to favorite here. Happy cooking!