Southwest Chicken Wraps are full of nutrients and flavor. An easy recipe that starts with leftover chicken. Corn, black beans, lettuce, tomato and a special sauce round out this delicious meal.
I developed dishes that I call Encore Meals where I use the cook once, eat twice strategy. This is one of those meals. Basically, use leftover chicken for this recipe. It’s a great way to lessen your work, but still provide a healthy meal for your family. In fact, I always make extra chicken. There are so many ways to incorporate it into a completely new meal. Never make chicken without making extra!
My Southwestern Salad uses leftover chicken and has very similar flavors as this wrap. Also, Chicken Fajita Pasta Salad, Chicken Pot Pie Quesadilla, and Mojito Grilled Chicken Tacos all use leftover chicken.
Southwest Chicken Wraps with Southwest Sauce
For the chicken, you may use leftover boiled, broiled, baked, or grilled chicken. A rotisserie chicken from the deli works fabulously as well. I have also used leftover smoked turkey or sliced deli chicken and turkey. It is a very adaptable recipe.
Additionally, you may want to add avocado, sliced green onion, or cheddar cheese to your Southwest Chicken Wraps.
For the sauce, I simply mix taco seasoning mix with mayonnaise. It makes a really tasty punch to the wraps. You could also use ranch dressing.
Furthermore, two tablespoons of drained, canned Rotel tomatoes may be substituted for fresh tomatoes.
You can make this Crockpot Chicken and use the leftover chicken for Southwest Chicken Wraps. Another simple, family-favorite chicken recipe is Rasta Pasta.
Southwest Chicken Wraps
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- 2 cups cooked chicken shredded or cut into chunks
- 1 can black beans drained
- 1 can shoepeg corn drained
- 1 tomato chopped
- 2 cups lettuce your favorite kind or mix
- 8 6-inch flour tortillas
- 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- *optional – avocado green onion, cheddar cheese
- Heat chicken, black beans, corn, and tortilla. I reheat them in the microwave.
- Mix taco seasoning and mayonnaise together.
- To build the wrap, place chicken, black beans, corn, lettuce and tomatoes in the center of a flour tortilla.
- Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons sauce down filling and roll into a wrap or eat taco style.
- Serves 4 people with 2 wraps each
Paula, thanks for linking in with Food on Friday. Cheers
Milk and Honey says
These look and sound delish. I saw your link on Carole's Chatter.
Definitely pinning this! I love the sauce idea. I'll be trying it for sure. Thanks for sharing this week at One Creative Weekend! Have a great weekend!
Can I have one of these? They look delicious! I just ate a juicy burger, and it was good, but I may have taken one of these over the burger. 🙂
menopausal mama says
Sounds delish! I love anything with chicken, rice and black beans! Yum!! Found you on the Friday chaos blog hop and am now following you on GFC. Would love it if you could visit and follow back. Thanks!! http://Menopausalmother.blogspot.com
Hailey from LoveLaughterandLipstick says
Great recipe! Thank you for sharing. New follower from the Friday chaos!
Little Loves says
They look delicious! Stopping by from the Friday Chaos Bloghop! Lovely to meet you and thanks for co-hosting. Now following you by GFC. We're new so would love a follow back!Vikki xx
Karen @ BakingInATornado says
Here from the hop. I love finding new hops cause I find new blogs. Followed you (GFC) I'll be back!
Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm says
I love the simplicity of wraps! Also love black beans! This one is a keeper!
Naptime Review says
I love wraps. Thanks for sharing!
Julie @ Naptime Review