Healthy Chicken Caesar Wraps. Howdy! Welcome, TheFoodieBunch! I’m totally excited to be bringing you some of my favorite recipes! Many recipes shared are my own or from my family, and some are from around the Internet with my spin on them. I can guarantee you one thing: the recipes I share with you will always be delicious!
Speaking of delicious… This Healthy Chicken Caesar Wraps recipe is just that! If you’re a fan of Chicken Caesar Salad, this one’s for you! If you’re not, this will change your mind! It takes the savory and crisp flavors of the salad and wraps it all up! Not to mention, this Healthy Chicken Caesar Wraps recipe is a cinch!
Go to your local grocery store and pick up a bottle of your favorite Italian Dressing. Anything will do. You’ll also want to pick up a head of romaine lettuce, a block of Parmesan cheese, “wrap-sized” tortillas (10-inch), and boneless skinless chicken breasts (frozen is just fine…just make sure you safely defrost before use: my favorite ways being leaving it for several hours in the refrigerator or on the defrost setting in the microwave). If you want to jazz it up, purchase flavored tortillas such as spinach or tomato.
To start this Healthy Chicken Caesar Wraps recipe, place your chicken in an airtight container. I’m a huge fan of Tupperware’s Marinating Container and have used it for years. Pour that entire bottle of dressing over the chicken. Put the lid on the container and set it aside in the refrigerator to marinate for at least three hours up to twelve. In a pinch, you can marinate for one hour, but three is best for maximum flavor.
When you’re done marinating, clean the grill grates if you haven’t already. Lightly grease the grill grates with olive oil to prevent sticking. Fire that grill up to 450°F. When it’s ready, typically five minutes, put the chicken on the grill over direct heat and let them cook!
You’ll probably want them to cook for three to five minutes per side, but this is entirely estimated as each chicken breast varies in thickness. I recommend after three minutes for each side, slice the thickest breast in half off the grill and see if it’s still pink on the inside. You could also use a meat thermometer to check (the FDA recommends 165°F as the safe temperature for eating). If the thermometer reads 160°F, it’s ready to be taken off the grill because it will continue to cook for an additional few minutes, which is one of the reasons we let it rest.
When the chicken is fully cooked, let them rest for five minutes, so the delicious marinade soaks back into the chicken! Dry chicken… not yummy! While you’re letting them rest, go ahead and prep the rest of your fixin’s for building the Chicken Caesar Wraps. You can chop the lettuce or leave it in larger pieces if you’d like and set it aside to build the wrap. Grate some fresh Parmesan cheese with a box grater and set that aside as well. After the chicken is done resting, slice the chicken into strips.
Now build that Chicken Caesar Wraps! Be very careful not to overstuff your wrap so you can actually roll it and so that the tortilla doesn’t break! I recommend putting the lettuce down first as a barrier to protect the tortilla from absorbing too much of the chicken’s juices. You don’t want a soggy tortilla!
Now for my very favorite step: EAT THE CHICKEN CAESAR WRAPS!!! I love serving it with grilled vegetables on the side. I hope you enjoy it!
Healthy Chicken Caesar Wraps
- 4 pieces tortilla wraps 10-inch
- 16 ounces chicken breast boneless skinless
- 16 ounces Italian dressing 1 small bottle
- 1 handful Parmesan cheese freshly grated
- 1 head Romaine lettuce
- 1 bottle creamy Caesar dressing
- Put your chicken breasts in an airtight container.
- Pour the entire bottle of Italian dressing over the breasts. Put the lid on and gently shake.
- Let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
- Fire up the grill to 450°F.
- When the grill is ready, place the chicken breasts over direct heat.
- Grill the breasts until done.
- Let the cooked breasts rest for about 5 minutes.
- While the breasts are resting, grate the Parmesan cheese and cut the romaine lettuce and set it aside.
- Slice the breasts into strips.
- Build your wrap by preference: I like lettuce, chicken, cheese, and dressing. Enjoy!