BBQ chicken wraps - Easy Dinner Recipes

March 25, 2020

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It is almost barbecue season, and while it is all fun while doing it - the person responsible for the home's cooking tends to run out of ideas on what to have for dinner afterwards. The chicken barbecue may just be the perfect leftovers to enjoy dinner as family, the following day. BBQ chicken wraps depend on these leftovers, and they are quite yummy!

You can make them for packed lunches or picnic food as well.

The chicken itself can be barbecued, cooked, or roasted - but the purpose of this post is to show you what you can do with barbecue leftovers.

BBQ chicken wraps are great for midweek dinners and midweek dinner recipes

Easy BBQ Chicken wraps recipe


This is what you need to make your BBQ chicken wraps (for one):

  • 1/2 cup of shredded chicken (barbecued, cooked or roasted)
  • 1 flour tortilla (10-12 inch)
  • 1 thinly chopped small onion (red)
  • 1 big tomato (sliced)
  • 1/3 cup ranch dressing (or mayo - or any other creamy dressing)
  • 2 cups of lettuce (or your preferred greens)
I use yellow (white) and red onion interchangeably. It's one of those things where a lack of an ingredient will not put me down. I'll advise that you fry a white or yellow onion a little bit though, for the reasons listed below.

So, is red onion better than yellow onion?

Red onion is better for salad dishes than its white or yellow counterparts (a wrap is just a wrapped salad, after-all). The latter tend to have sharper and pungent flavors, making them less desirable for eating uncooked. Red onions are perfect for this dish because of their mild flavor. The red onion does offer a more attractive presentation to a salad dish.

Step by step instructions for making BBQ chicken wraps

Recipe for quick BBQ chicken wraps - no more wondering what to do with those leftovers during the barbecue season


1. Get all the ingredients ready
2. Chop your veggies, and shred the chicken.
3. Layer the lettuce, tomatoes, onions (in that order) - on top of the tortilla.
4. Add the shredded chicken and top with the salad dressing (or cream)
5. Roll it tightly, and slice into two or 3 (or serve whole).

How do you properly roll a wrap?


It can be difficult to roll a wrap (for some - and even more so to keep it that way, especially if your wrap is for a packed lunch). Don't be shy to stick a toothpick to keep the chicken wraps folded.

Can you heat up a wrap?

Yes you can. 30 seconds to a minute will do trick. If you need to heat up the bbq chicken wraps for the whole family - you can also place them in big enough casserole dish, and place them in a preheated (then switched off) oven for a while.

Are chicken wraps supposed to be cold?

Whether chicken wraps are served cold or hot is a matter of preference. I prefer the chicken and the tortilla a bit warm, while the salad ingredients remain at room temperature.

That's about it for today's easy dinner hack.Wraps are generally balanced meals since they include all the food groups. Pin or share to help other mom and dads out.