Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

I don’t think it’s a secret that I love me a good wrap. Right on the heels of my diatribe on cooler, no-bake summer eats, these chicken caesar salad wraps are just about perfect, especially if you make use of a rotisserie chicken (hello Sam’s Club and Costco – thy rotisserie chickens are divine!). If rotisserie chickens aren’t your thing, simply sub cooked, shredded chicken and you’ll be good to go.

An easy and fun twist on Caesar salad, these wraps are laden with tender, juicy chicken, crisp romaine and a deliciously simple creamy dressing.

What To ServeI served these babies with fresh fruit and vegetables – a light, healthy dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes makes for one happy momma (me!).

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Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

Yield: Makes 4 wraps

Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

Note: If rotisserie chickens aren't your thing, go ahead and sub 3 cups of cooked, shredded chicken for the rotisserie.


  • 1/4 cup light or regular mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from about 1 large lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 (2 1/2 pound) rotisserie chicken, skin and bones discarded, meat shredded into bite-sized pieces (about 3 cups)
  • 1 romaine lettuce heart (about 6 ounces), torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 (10-inch) whole-grain tortillas or wraps


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayo, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and garlic. Whisk in the olive oil slowly until thoroughly incorporated.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the chicken and lettuce with the dressing. Divide the chicken/lettuce mixture evenly among the tortillas or wraps. Roll and secure with a toothpick, if desired. Serve.

Recipe Source: adapted from Cook’s Country June/July 2012

33 Responses to Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

  1. NAnderson says:

    I made these today and got rave reviews with my kids. I didn’t eat the wrap, just put a pile of lettuce on my plate and topped with chicken and dressing. And that dressing: YUM!

  2. KMDuff says:

    These have become a weekly dinner during soccer season in my family. But I just cook and shred my own chicken breasts and use Cardini’s Caesar dressing. Does that make it a different recipe? Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Stephanie says:

    I made these tonight and my husband LOVED them. He asked that I make again in the future and was really impressed that I made the dressing. I’m adding halved cherry tomatoes in our lunch leftovers and I know it will be perfect. 🙂
    All I had were chicken breasts, so I cut two in half to make them thinner to cook faster, and sauteed them in olive oil. So tasty! And bottled lemon juice works in a pinch too 😉

  4. Anon says:

    Made these tonight, and they were good! Thought I’d let you know, though, that I didn’t find the recipe on your site, but here: while she does credit you, she said it was adapted, and from what I could tell, it looked like the same exact recipe. Just thought you might want to know.

  5. Jessica Flynn says:

    These were perfect with a bowl of black bean soup. The dressing is to die for and so easy to make. Why buy prepared dressing with all those additives when it can be this delicious and yummy?? Thanks for the great recipe. We ate ours on whole wheat lavosh bread. I also added anchovies to mine. So good!

  6. Jennifer says:

    This was delicious. I didn’t have any wraps so I used Naan bread instead and it was still yummy. I love the dressing!

  7. Dan says:

    Mel, fantastic site! I punched in what to do with two pounds of cooked chicken into google. It produced junk results of how to bake chicken, glaze chicken and et cetera. I was so pleased when I found your site on page two of the search results. Not only did you have how to make the cooked shredded chicken but sixteen related recipes in a collage of yumminess. The only thing I couldn’t figure out is why you site isn’t the top result. Thank you so much for all your hard work on the website, even the recipe printing works as it should!

  8. Jessica says:

    Ummm…these were delicious. I am in the middle of some nasty morning sickness and these tasted so good to me, I almost started crying. No joke! Thanks for helping out a sick lady!

  9. Juli says:

    Hey! I am making this for dinner tonight but I just can’t stomach mayonnaise, do you think fat free sour cream would be a proper substitute? do you have a better suggestion? Thanks!

    • Mel says:

      Hey Juli – sorry for the delay in getting back to you; I’ve been away from my computer. Did you try this? I think plain yogurt or sour cream could work as a sub.

  10. Amy says:

    Tried this for dinner last night. Delicious!

  11. […] salad for supper and we enjoyed it with this homemade Caesar dressing that I found over at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.  I love her site.  I use it often for recipes and have never been disappointed.  She makes a […]

  12. klutzymama says:

    Hi, love the homemade Caesar dressing…do you know how long this would keep in the fridge?

  13. Mel!! I need to post more on recipes I try since you are a very common persons brought up during our meals. My husband knows any new recipe I try is from you. You supply three of our main weekly meals. Just tried this one and loved it! We used greek yogurt instead of mayo and used beans instead of meat. It was delicious! Thanks for all your hard work!

  14. Jessica says:

    these are wonderful! I’ve made them twice 🙂 my family LOVES them! thanks for another great meal

  15. Heather K Miller says:

    I just made these as a light lunch for a get together and they were delicious!! I forgot to get a lemon so I just did without, but they tasted great to me! We had watermelon and a salad with berries, almonds and poppy seed dressing, and it was the perfect lunch!! Thanks again for a fabulous recipe!

  16. Yum! I’ve been doing a lot of wraps and sandwiches this summer too! They are just so easy and don’t require the use of my oven! Hallelujah!

  17. amy says:

    I made these tonight and they were so good!! My children loved them!!! I served with fresh strawberries, mango, and nectarines along with green beans….

  18. Catherine says:

    Hey Mel, I just read the latest Costco magazine and they were asking for ideas that people do with their rotisserie chickens. You should turn this one in!

  19. Em J says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your blog! Lately whenever I make a yummy new recipe, my husbands asks me if it’s from “that awesome food blog!” I live in AZ where the temps get up to 118 degrees, so I totally sympathize about not wanting to heat up the kitchen! I’ve browsed around your blog a bit looking for this, but do you have somewhere a collection of all your cool-on-a-hot-summer-day recipes?

  20. These are perfect! I have a ton of tortillas and caesar salad never goes out of my rotation for long!

  21. Yum! I am totally making these!

  22. Mel says:

    Sandra – I hardly ever use the canned Parmesan (unless to sprinkle on spaghetti) so I probably wouldn’t substitute it here. My favorite BBQ sauce is the homemade version I make – if I am out of that, I always go for Sugar Ray’s or KC Masterpiece Original.

  23. Teresa R. says:

    I just bought a rotisserie chicken and a package of whole grain wraps. We’ll be having this tonight! Thanks for another great recipe.

  24. Sandra H. says:

    Looks very good! Is it ever ok to use canned Parmesan cheese instead of block cheese? Also, we are trying your Best Recipe Sloppy Joes for our family get together this week. Do you have a favorite brand of Bar B Q sauce you like in it? Thanks!

  25. Mel says:

    Hi Shar – I usually serve wraps with fresh cut veggies and fruit (anything in season) and also some baked chips or crackers.

    Rachel – for these, I used the whole grain wraps/tortillas from Sam’s Club.

  26. StephenC says:

    I’m a wrap lover too. Having one for lunch today as a matter of fact. Tortillas with some deli smoked turkey and Swiss cheese.

  27. Rachel says:

    These sound great, and so simple and easy. What kind of wraps do you use?

  28. Shar says:

    Love your site. So many of your recipes are now in my ‘go-to’ folder. Just curious–what do you serve as a side dish with wraps? I have a hard time deciding with wraps, as they usually have veggies already (and bread), but it seems like there should be something else.

  29. Kim in MD says:

    Yum! I love me some Caesar salad! I love that you made this for dinner and it was a 30 minute meal!

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