Are lunches a drag lately? Make this Chicken Caesar Wrap!
Chunks of juicy chicken, crisp romaine, plenty of creamy Caesar Dressing, and sun-dried tomatoes all wrapped up in a fluffy large flour tortilla, it will breathe new life into your mid-day meal.
While I do a decent job planning our dinners, lunch goes something like this: open fridge. Dig around in fridge. Sigh and eat the same meal I’ve had for the last month straight.
That’s not so bad if it’s something yummy and interesting (Roasted Vegetable Salad; Asian Chicken Wraps), but more often than not, I’m in a rut.
This chicken Caesar wrap has made me look forward to lunch again!
It’s hard to argue with Caesar magic.
From Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad to Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad, that sharp, creamy dressing has a way of making any meal it touches desirable.
If grilling during nicer weather is right up your alley, try this Grilled Chicken Sandwich for another healthy chicken option.
How to Make Chicken Caesar Wraps
Chicken Caesar wraps are popular at restaurants and fast-food chains.
As much as I enjoy them, I rarely order them.
Most chicken Caesar wraps are not good for you, because everything from the dressing to the wrap or tortilla is loaded with excess calories that offer little nutritional benefit.
When you make chicken Caesar salad wraps at home, however, they can absolutely be good for you!
This healthy chicken Caesar wrap recipe uses simple swaps, such as:
- Greek yogurt-based dressing.
- Whole wheat wrap (and/or a low carb wrap if that is important to you).
- A more moderate amount of Parmesan cheese.
- Sun-dried tomatoes provide vibrancy and bright flavor, without the need to drown the wraps in excess dressing.
- Chicken. Tender, tasty shredded or diced chicken pieces are the perfect addition to these easy wraps. Thanks to lean protein, the chicken helps make the wraps more filling and adds wonderful flavor.
Cut this recipe time even further by swapping in precooked chicken, made with one of these easy methods (or even store bought rotisserie chicken):
- Romaine. Crisp, refreshing, and a classic in chicken Caesar salad recipes. It’s also packed with vitamins, fiber, and calcium.
- Caesar Dressing. My homemade Caesar Dressing is a lightened-up version that doesn’t skimp on any of the beloved creaminess or garlicky and tangy flavors, including anchovy paste and lemon juice. Now a days, there are also a number of healthy store-bought options. Look for ones in the refrigerated section that are made with Greek yogurt.
- Worcestershire. Adds irresistible umami flavor and complexity to the dressing.
- Sun-Dried Tomatoes. Sun-dried tomatoes pack a punch of delicious, sweet, tart flavor.
- Parmesan. A must-have in all Caesar recipes. The Parmesan adds a salty, cheesy element that complements the dressing perfectly.
- Stir the Caesar dressing and Worcestershire together. Toss in the tender chicken, romaine, tomatoes, Parmesan, salt, and pepper.
- Assemble each wrap by piling the mixture into a wrap of your choice. DIG IN!
Keep Your Wrap from Getting Soggy
Chicken Caesar wraps will get soggy after more than a few hours. To prevent this:
- Wait to Assemble. Wait to assemble your wraps until just before serving. This will keep the wrap from becoming soggy as it sits in the refrigerator in a large bowl.
- Wrap the Wrap. Wrapping your wrap in parchment paper or aluminum foil will help hold its shape and keep moisture out.
- Use a Hearty Wrap. Flour tortillas may become soggy more quickly than pita or Homemade Naan (for even more soggy resistance, toast the naan or pita first). If you know your wrap is going to be sitting for awhile, choose a wrap that can withstand some moisture without getting soggy.
- To Store. Refrigerate leftover filling in an airtight storage container for up to 2 days.
Meal Prep Tip
Up to 3 days in advance, prepare the chicken and Caesar dressing (if making homemade). Refrigerate separately in airtight storage containers.
What to Serve with Chicken Caesar Wraps
Soups & Stews
Instant Pot Tomato Soup
Sweet Potato Fries
Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe
- Mixing Bowls. The ideal set for prepping these Caesar wraps.
- Salad Spinner. My favorite way to easily wash and dry lettuce.
- Measuring Cups. Both dry and liquid measuring cups are necessary in every kitchen.
Chicken Caesar wrap, when it comes to making lunch exciting and healthy, you rule.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re not a fan of Caesar dressing or want to shake things up, you can swap the dressing for another you prefer. I think the Italian vinaigrette dressing from my Italian Farro Salad or yogurt ranch dressing from my BLT Pasta Salad would be tasty options.
While I love this recipe as written, you can swap the chicken for another protein of your choice. I think a turkey Caesar wrap, Blackened Salmon Caesar wrap, or Air Fryer Shrimp Caesar wrap would be scrumptious.
For a low carb chicken Caesar wrap, make sure you’re using a wrap that is low in carbs. Try to select a low carb wrap option from your grocery store, or tuck your Caesar filling into a lettuce wrap instead.
Chicken Caesar Wrap
- 1/2 cup dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes or oil packed sun-dried tomatoes
- 1/3 cup homemade Caesar dressing or Caesar dressing of choice, divided
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce optional for a more intense flavor
- 2 1/2 cups cooked diced or shredded chicken breast* about 2 medium breasts; see notes
- 1 romaine lettuce heart chopped (about 4 cups)
- 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (no green can please!)
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 4 whole wheat wraps or flatbreads such as pita, naan, or tortillas
- If using dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes, place them in a small bowl and cover with hot water to rehydrate. Let sit for a few minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients, then drain. If using oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, simply pat them dry.
- Place the Caesar dressing in a medium bowl. Stir together with 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce. Add the chicken, romaine, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan, salt, and black pepper. Toss to coat in the dressing.
- For each chicken Caesar wrap, lay your wrap down on a work surface. Pile each wrap with 1/4 of the chicken Caesar filling. Roll snugly, tucking in two opposing sides to keep the filling from falling out. If desired, slice in half. Enjoy immediately or wrap in foil, parchment paper, or plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.
- *Try one of these easy ways to cook chicken breast (my favorite is a grilled chicken Caesar wrap or baked bone-in chicken): simple Shredded Chicken, Instant Pot Chicken, Crock Pot Shredded Chicken, Air Fryer Chicken Breast, Baked Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast; Baked Bone-In Chicken Breast. A store-bought rotisserie chicken works well too.
- TO STORE: Refrigerate leftover filling in an airtight storage container for up to 2 days.
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This looks just fabulous!! I am loving the new look and name as well!
You can’t go wrong with inspiration from Ina! I love this.
Now that’s a sandwich! And yes, bacon needs to be exempt from the dieter’s hoopla! Eat more bacon! On chicken caesar sandwiches!
I could eat this sandwich EVERY day. And I’m convinced bacon makes everything better!
Oh my gosh, this looks AMAZING. I love Ina beyond words can say, but I totally agree that her recipes can be so heavy! It’s nice to see a lightened up version.
First of all, I am absolutely in love with the new site! I mean it is sooooo stunning then this recipe goes up? Girlfriend be prepared to be one of the biggest bloggers out there in two seconds. You are incredible!
Jocelyn, you make me blush :) Thanks lady!
Absolutely love this take on a chicken caesar sandwich! You, the sandwich and I all agree bacon is exempt lol! And LOVE LOVE LOVE the new site!
Now this is something EVERYONE at my house can agree on. Jim just looked at this, smiled, and said, “That looks good!” Thanks for another great recipe, Erin! :-)
I’m so happy to hear that even Jim approved! Hope you guys enjoy it :-)
What? I thought bacon is exempt from all the resolutions! :) I’ve been eating it every morning. :) Love this sandwich. Still planning to try your lightened up Caesar dressing!
I am already obsessed with this and I haven’t eaten it! Looks so good!!!!!
Oh my goodness, this looks like my kind of sandwich!!
Your sandwich looks really tasty, I wish I had all the ingredients to whip it up for lunch right now!
Thanks so much Sheena. I wish you did too :)
I’m definitely on board – certain foods (like bacon, but also things like avocados, cheese, etc) should always be exempt from resolutions. Clearly, I’ve been doing sandwich-making all wrong, because this looks about 4024358 times better than the one I packed this morning!
This looks sooooo good. Totally my kind of sandwich.
And oddly enough — I have a how-to on roasting bone-in chicken breasts going live tomorrow (definitely the way to go!). If I ever stop looking at vacation homes and write the post. ;)
What a yummy looking sub! So many flavors going on that just sound too good! Pinned :)
This looks so good! I think I have almost everything to make this tomorrow night.
Looks like the perfect lunch to me! Love the new look here too- it’s just beautiful!
Thank you so much Allie!
Gah… I can’t imagine a life without bacon. LOL!
Now this is a good lookin’ sandwich. Reckon this might be for dinner tomoza night.
Happy hump day lovely!
Looks fabulous! This sandwich plus Ina sounds would be a dream date come true! Love the new design too, it’s gorgeous!
Thank you Kelly. So, so much!
I love this sandwich, especially those sun dried tomatoes!! Erin, your new site is absolutely gorgeous!!
:-) THANK YOU so much Tanya!
Yay for your new site and yay for tasty sandwiches!
<3 Thank you so much Maria!!
Thanks so much Elizabeth!
Mmmmmm….loving these sandwiches my friend!! Bring on the bacon:)
Big flavor, simple ingredients — exactly why I love Ina as well. Everything about this sandwich has me salivating, especially those crispy, salty bacon strips!
Plus, how easy is THAT?! ;)
I know what I want for lunch! This is one amazing looking sandwich!
All I can say is feed me please. Giiirl, you know the key to my heart!
Where to begin?! First off – I LOVE YOUR NEW SITE. Like, love love love it. Secondly, this sandwich! We will definitely be eating these for dinner very soon.
Thank you SO much Ashley! xo
WOw this looks so delicious!!! And this is definitely my kind of sandwich.
I also love your new blog design!! It is gorgeous and much easier to navigate!!
<3 Thanks so much Olivia!
Now that’s a resolution I can get behind! I too declare to eat more Chicken Caesar Club sandwiches in 2015. And this will be my go-to recipe!
HIGH FIVE! Thanks Senika :)
what a beautiful sandwich! every single person in my family would eat this, and that is saying something.
I’m so glad to hear it! Thanks Anna :)
1) Bacon is most definitely excluded from any and all resolutions to eat “healthier”. Bacon is a necessity of life, just like air and water.
2) I so agree about the bone-in chicken. It really does make a huge difference!
3) I wish this was in my lunchbox today instead of my usual lame rice cakes.
This sandwich looks amazing. I love chicken caesar and with bacon and sundried tomatoes and on a sandwich. I need this!