To say this is the Best Chicken Caesar Wrap is no mistake. Wrapped together is a healthy blend of baby kale and spinach lightly dressed in Caesar dressing, topped with the most delicious and perfectly cooked chicken and crunchy Parmesan crisps!
Happy Monday! I hope you’re Thanksgiving was wonderful and delicious! Now, how many are cyber Monday shopping? That is my one and only plan for today. So yesterday I made sure I had lunch ready and waiting for me in the fridge.
You guys, I’ve made these wraps once a week for the last month. Not just because they’re easy, but because my whole entire family absolutely loves them. They’re great on the nights Malloree has volleyball and we get home later in the evening. I’ve also made these in bulk for lunches in the weeks. I kept everything separate and we just build and wrap throughout the week.
This whole idea came from Malloree. She was with her best friends and they all went to Tropical Smoothie Cafe for lunch. Mal texted me saying “MOM” –they do all caps when it’s important — after my “what?” reply, she sent another text “I just had the BEST chicken Caesar wrap!” and then told me how important it was that I make them one day soon. So I did and that’s another reason why I put “best” in the title.
Because Malloree said so.
No really these wraps are so good and the ingredients are simple: a power blend of baby kale and baby spinach. Brands I’ve used in the past have been Earthbound and Simple Truth (Kroger). Both are great! As for the caesar dressing, I have made my own and if in a pinch I’ll use the brand Newman’s Own. You’ll also need finely grated Parmesan cheese, chicken breasts halves, lemon juice, olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and kosher salt.
First up… the Parmesan crisps!
Preheat your oven to 400° and line a rimmed metal baking sheet with either parchment paper or a silicon baking mat. Then using a tablespoon, measure out 8 mounds of finely grated Parmesan cheese an inch apart and use the back of the spoon to smooth it out a little.
Bake for 2-1/2 minutes before rotating and baking for another 2 to 2-1/2 minutes. Let them cool completely before using an offset spatula or sharp knife to lift each one off of the pan.
Meanwhile, add the chicken to a bowl and pour in 2 teaspoons of olive oil (I eyeball it), squeeze in 1/2 of a large lemon, measure in 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and a pinch of kosher salt.
Toss to combine and let the chicken marinate on the counter while a little olive oil preheats in a large 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
Work in batches, cooking the chicken breast halves for about 6 minutes per side. Remove and let rest for 4 minutes.
Then slice and dice the chicken into bite-size pieces and add back into the skillet to cook for a few minutes. The chicken will pick up all that delicious flavor on the the bottom of the pan and making them somewhat saucy in a way. You do not want to skip this step!
Meanwhile, toss the greens with a tablespoon or so of Caesar dressing.
Use wraps or lavash and on the left side of the wrap, top it with the lightly dressed greens and with some of the chicken.
Drizzle with a little more of the dressing if you prefer it.
Lastly top with a few of the parmesan crisps. I break them in half to fit better in the wraps but do what works.
Cut the best chicken caesar wrap in half and get ready to fall in love.
The chicken is beyond amazing, and the crunch from the Parmesan crisps is just what this wrap needs.
Enjoy! And if you give this Best Chicken Caesar Wrap a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!
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