Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps

Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps couldn’t be easier to put together and are absolutely delicious with peppers, black beans and cheddar cheese.  Great lunch or dinner recipe.

Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps couldn't be easier to put together and are absolutely delicious with peppers, black beans and cheddar cheese.  Great lunch or dinner recipe.

I’m a sucker for a really good wrap, whether it be for lunch or dinner, and chicken wraps happen to be my very favorite.

These wraps I’m sharing with you today have been made a few times at my house and I absolutely LOVE them. That says a lot about how good these are because I rarely make the same meal twice.  Being a food blogger, I like to constantly have new dishes coming out of my kitchen to share with you all.  If I made the same meals all the time I’d run out of recipes to share with all you lovely people!  Mr. Wishes, however, makes special requests sometimes for certain meals and in those cases I always have to say “yes”.  Mostly because I am flattered when he likes something enough to have it repeatedly (he’s a little on the picky side).  In case you are wondering, these Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas are his favorite meal of all time.

Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps couldn't be easier to put together and are absolutely delicious with peppers, black beans and cheddar cheese.  Great lunch or dinner recipe.

the “before” picture

The crispiness of these wraps really makes them extra delicious and is what sold me on them.  Wraps are good enough…but warmed up?  Even better. I guarantee that these are going to go over well with the entire family. They will definitely become a regular on our menu, especially in the summer when I don’t want to turn the oven on.

Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps couldn't be easier to put together and are absolutely delicious with peppers, black beans and cheddar cheese.  Great lunch or dinner recipe.

Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6 wraps
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cooked rice, warm or at room temperature
  • 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken (or other leftover meat, like shredded pork or beef)
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 green onion, finely sliced (white and green parts)
  • ½ red or green pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I use a combination of Monterey jack and sharp cheddar)
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • 6 burrito-sized flour tortillas
Instructions
  1. Mix rice together with chili powder, cumin and garlic salt.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except for cheese and sour cream. Sprinkle cheese over tortillas, leaving ½-inch border around edges, then arrange chicken and rice mixture down the center of each tortilla. (Optional: I like to dollop little bits of sour cream over the cheese before arranging chicken and rice mixture down the center – it makes the wraps delightfully creamy.)
  3. Roll stuffed tortillas, leaving edges open and slightly flatten the wraps with the palm of your hand. Spray seam-side of the wrap lightly with cooking spray.
  4. Heat a large non-stick skillet (or griddle) over medium heat for 1 minute.
  5. Arrange wraps, seam-side down, in pan or griddle and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 2-3 minutes per side. Cooking them seam-side down first helps seal the long edge so they don’t fall apart.
  6. Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining wraps. Serve warm.

 Recipe source:  adapted from melskitchencafe.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

15 Responses to “Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps”

  1. July 29, 2014 at 8:15 AM #

    This reminds me of a restaurant I loved in my college days called Roly Poly. They served grilled wraps like the one you made here. It never occurred to me to make my own – call me inspired!

  2. July 29, 2014 at 11:02 AM #

    they look nice and cheesy!

  3. July 29, 2014 at 11:48 AM #

    I’ll take a warm wrap over a cold one any day, and I love the fillings in this. Delicious!

  4. July 29, 2014 at 2:12 PM #

    I need to make these for my kids! They would love them!

  5. July 29, 2014 at 2:55 PM #

    One of my favorite meals. I cook mine on a grill pan. Yum. Looks great!

  6. July 29, 2014 at 5:59 PM #

    I LOVE stuff like this Ashley! Pinning!

  7. July 29, 2014 at 7:31 PM #

    Yum, these look delicious! I love that toasted tortilla.

  8. July 29, 2014 at 11:33 PM #

    Oh my gosh – I seriously just had dinner and now I’m craving one of these. It’s all I can do to not run back into the kitchen and start making madness! These are fabulous! I can tell – these will become my new late night snack!

  9. July 30, 2014 at 7:50 AM #

    Perfect for a weekend lunch! I can’t wait to try them!

  10. July 30, 2014 at 8:02 AM #

    Your wraps stay closed so much nicer the mine! Can you share a tip on how to keep them semi-closed?

  11. July 30, 2014 at 9:17 AM #

    Delicious! Such a great idea for busy weeknights!

  12. July 30, 2014 at 9:06 PM #

    Hello Ashley, these look so delicious and finishing them off in the skillet is brilliant and makes the cheese melt and is so delicious. Have a super day.

  13. July 30, 2014 at 10:53 PM #

    That’s great Mr. Wishes even makes suggestions. I always try to get my bf to give me ideas. Sometimes we, food bloggers, need other ideas, you know?!
    Anyway, you’re sandwiches look very tasty! Making me hungry for it! :)

  14. July 31, 2014 at 9:14 AM #

    HOLYCRAP!!!

  15. September 11, 2014 at 9:07 PM #

    Very tasty! Good job…I ave just gotten into ‘wraps’ , yeah,I’m late to that party!

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