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Southwest Chicken Wraps

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Southwest Chicken Wraps are such a tasty way to spice up your normal chicken recipes. These Southwestern chicken wraps are filled with so much flavor, and don’t forget the easy homemade southwest dressing too!

Everything you will need for these southwestern wraps can be found in the grocery store if you don’t have everything on hand already! Plus is is a great way to use up some fresh vegetables you might have from your garden this summer. 

Make these crispy southwest chicken wraps for an easy lunch or a light dinner and save whatever you have left for the next day, or turn it into a simple southwest salad for an easy dinner to make on busy weeknights.

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Ingredients for Southwest Chicken Wraps

  • Chicken: frozen crispy chicken tenders, cooked according to package directions.
  • Tortillas: pick burrito sized flour tortillas so they are big enough to hold everything for the southwest chicken wraps
  • Lettuce: I love using romaine lettuce leaves or iceberg lettuce for these southwest wraps
  • Tomatoes: grab medium-sized tomatoes and dice them into bite-sized pieces
  • Corn: use canned corn and drain before using them
  • Beans: use canned black beans and make sure to drain and rinse them before using them
  • Cheese: I like using the Mexican style shredded cheese for these delicious wraps but cheddar cheese works as well

Southwest Dressing:

  • Sauce: mayonnaise is going to be the base for this easy dressing recipe
  • Salsa: pick your favorite tomato salsa
  • Milk: any kind will work — buttermilk even if you’re feeling fancy
  • Seasonings: you will need  taco seasoning and cumin for the southwestern wrap flavor

How to make Southwest Chicken Wraps

southwest chicken wraps

Cook the chicken tenders according to the package instructions.

Use a cutting board and knife to cut the chicken into smaller pieces.

southwest chicken wraps dressing

Make the dressing: To a smaller bowl add in all of the southwest dressing ingredients and whisk well.

Drizzle some of the dressing in each tortilla (use more or less dressing depending on how much you’d like).

southwest chicken wraps

Fill the center of each tortilla with the chicken, lettuce, tomato, corn, black beans, and sprinkle cheese over top. Roll the tortilla up and enjoy

How to store leftover these easy chicken wraps:

Fridge: Store the toppings in separate airtight containers in the fridge for up to 5 days and then any wraps return to the pantry until you are ready to make this easy southwest chicken wrap recipe the next day. 

​Place the leftover southwest sauce in another airtight container or a mason jar and store it in the fridge for up to 5 days too!

southwest chicken wraps

Tips and tricks for making Southwest wraps: 

Great options for toppings to use for chicken wraps:

  • Sour cream
  • Red onion
  • ​Tortilla strips
  • Green onions
  • Fresh corn 
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Avocado salsa
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Avocado slices

Type of chicken to use for southwestern wraps:

In an attempt to keep this an easy recipe, I love using frozen crispy chicken strips. Making them according to the directions is super easy and then throw the cooked chicken together with everything else in burrito-sized tortillas and you are good to go!

However, you can also use any leftover grilled chicken or rotisserie chicken you might have on hand to keep this simple too!

More chicken recipes to make:

Enchilada Potato Skillet

Chicken tacos

Barbecue Orange Chicken

Slow Cooker Alfredo Tuscan Chicken

Southwest Chicken Wraps

Recipe by Julia Pacheco
Course: Lunch, DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4-5

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

minutes

Easy southwestern chicken wraps made with fresh ingredients and homemade southwest dressing for a light and easy dinner.

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Ingredients

  • 6-7 Crispy chicken tenders, cooked according to package directions

  • 6 Burrito sized flour tortillas

  • 6 leaves Romaine lettuce or iceberg lettuce

  • 2 medium Tomatoes, diced

  • 1 can Canned corn, drained

  • 15 oz Can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 cup Mexican-style cheese, shredded

  • Southwest Dressing
  • 1 1/2 cup Mayonnaise

  • 1/2 cup Salsa

  • 1/2 cup Milk

  • 3 tbsp Taco seasoning

  • 1 tsp Cumin

Directions

  • Cook the chicken tenders according to the package instructions.
  • Cut the chicken into smaller bite-sized pieces.
  • Make the dressing: To a smaller bowl add in all of the southwest dressing ingredients and whisk well.
  • Drizzle some of the dressing in each tortilla (use more or less dressing depending on how much you’d like).
  • Fill each tortilla with the chicken, lettuce, tomato, corn, black beans, and cheese. Roll the tortilla up and enjoy

Notes

  • You will want to make sure to save time to cook the chicken depending on which chicken you choose to use for your recipe.

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One Comment

  1. Kathleen Kenyon

    These looked so good,but were actually a real mess when put together. I used large burrito size tortillas with the dressing, and they completely fell apart and no one cared for that. I would use this recipe as a salad next time. Flavors were great!

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