Give the classic Caesar salad a makeover by adding it to wrap with chicken for a punch of protein and croutons for a bit of crunch.
Do you have any dishes that when you see it on a menu at a restaurant, you have to order it? That’s me with Chicken Caesar Wraps. It’s such a simple concept – throw some Caesar salad in a tortilla – but it’s such a perfect combination of flavors. I don’t think I could ever get sick of it.
I don’t know why I’ve never made one myself, especially since I developed the BEST homemade Caesar dressing using Greek yogurt. Confession: anytime I mix up a batch of the dressing and make homemade croutons, as well, I end up just dipping the croutons into the dressing. It’s addicting. As you can see below, the croutons I recently made were extra toasted, but they tasted just fine.
For the assembling of my Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap situation, I decided to first layer a couple tablespoons of the dressing into the middle of the (burrito-sized) whole wheat tortilla. Then I added some pre-cooked chicken breast slices followed by shredded Parmesan, romaine lettuce, and croutons.
I tend to overload tortillas – like, without fail…every time – so I was doing my best to keep the portions reasonable during this process.
Once I got juuuuust the right amount of all the ingredients, I wrapped that large tortilla of goodness and secured it with a couple toothpicks. Then I sliced it in half because I like to live dangerously. Here’s a look at the details:
- 2 whole wheat tortillas
- 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing
- 1 cooked chicken breast, sliced
- 1/2 cup romaine lettuce
- 1/3 cup croutons
- 1 Tbs shredded Parmesan
- Fresh ground black pepper to taste
- For each wrap, lay one of the tortillas onto a flat surface, and spread half of the dressing into the long middle section.
- Layer half of the sliced chicken over the dressing; add half of romaine, croutons, Parmesan, and pepper to taste.
- Tuck in the ends and roll. Secure with toothpicks and carefully cut in half.
- Serve immediately with extra Caesar dressing on the side.
I thoroughly enjoyed the addition of croutons because they added a nice little crispiness. Do you need them? Nah. But it’s a simple way to jazz up the wrap. Also, I think bacon and/or avocado would be DELICIOUS additions to this simple wrap. However you fill it, enjoy!
Are you a wrap person? OR more so salads or sandwiches?