Tex Mex Chicken Salad Wrap

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Dinner in a wrap is exactly what a weeknight meal should be! What I love about this particular wrap is that you can serve it warm or cold. Which means you can make it ahead of time or right at dinner time. You can also make them up and head over to soccer practice, or get some evening fishing in! Tex Mex Chicken Salad Wraps are full of flavor and going to be a great addition to your rotation.

Tex Mex Chicken Salad Wrap

I learned this new (to me) way of warming up a tortilla from a brewery my husband and I went to recently. I turned up my grill pan all the way, and put the tortilla down on top, gently pressing it flat. As soon as it started to bubble, I pulled it off. Let it cool for about a minute and then fill it up with this chicken salad yumminess. Just be sure not to let it sit too long, it will harden and rip when you try to roll it up. I learned that the hard way when I tried to make all of the tortillas before filling them and lost the first one!

Tex Mex Chicken Salad Wrap

Using Greek Yogurt instead of mayo is pretty common in my household. You get the same creaminess and it holds things together just the same. You also get the added benefits of getting yogurt into the family’s diet and that’s always good! I like to use 5% milkfat Greek yogurt, but you can use whatever kind of plain yogurt you want. Really make sure that you are not using vanilla or some other flavored yogurt by accident – sometimes its a win but usually its a total fail!

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!

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Tex-Mex Chicken Salad Wraps

Serve it warm or cold – either way it's going to be a Fiesta in your mouth!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword Chicken, chicken salad, chicken salad recipes, tex-mex
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can Black Beans rinsed & drained
  • 1 4 oz can Diced Green Chilies
  • 2 lb Chicken Thighs boneless, skinless
  • 1 qt Chicken Broth
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper diced
  • ½ Red Onion diced
  • 6 Tortillas Burrito Sized

For the Dressing

  • 8 oz Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Minced Onion

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients.
  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add chicken broth and chicken. Cook for 20 minutes. Remove chicken and shred. Set aside to cool.
  • In a bowl combine ingredients for the dressing. Place in refrigerator until chicken is ready.
  • In a large bowl, combine beans, veggies, and chicken. Add dressing and stir until well coated.
  • Fill each tortilla (you can warm it up on a grill or griddle, if serving warm) with a portion of the chicken salad and wrap up. Cut on the diagonal.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

5 thoughts on “Tex Mex Chicken Salad Wrap

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      I hope you enjoy it!

  1. Looks good! Thanks so much for linking up with me at the Unlimited Link Party 25. Pinned!

  2. We sure enjoyed featuring your awesome post on Full Plate Thursday,535, plus we just pinned it to our features board. Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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