Direct from one of my favorite food magazines on the planet, these Crispy Chicken Wraps from Cook’s Country are simple, extremely fast to put together, require NO heating up the oven in the summer temps, and are incredibly delicious.

Once again, my kids and husband (and myself) ate them up and the verdict was I should make these again…and often. A perfect summer, weeknight, FAST meal!

What To ServeServed with a light green salad and some fresh fruit and veggies (or perhaps this delicious fruit concoction) and this is a perfectly perfect meal.

Crispy Chicken Wraps

Crispy Chicken Wraps


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise, light or regular
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 scallions, sliced very thin
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped fine (I omitted these due to my husband’s non-celery preference)
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream, light or regular
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce (this does not make them spicy but adds great flavor!)
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, skin discarded, meat shredded into bite-sized pieces (about 3 cups)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (the sharper the better, in my book)
  • 4 (12-inch) flour tortillas


  1. Whisk the mayonnaise, cilantro, scallions, celery, sour cream and hot sauce in a large bowl. Add chicken and toss to combine. Sprinkle cheese over tortillas, leaving 1/2-inch border around edges, then arrange chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll stuffed tortillas, leaving edges open. Spray the tortillas all over with cooking spray.
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet (or griddle) over medium heat for 1 minute. Arrange 2 wraps, seam-side down, in pan and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining wraps. Serve.

Recipe Source:
adapted from Cook’s Country

90 Responses to Crispy Chicken Wraps

  1. BlueEyedP says:

    I’ve made these for the family twice now and got approval from all the fussy eaters in my house both times. Once assembled, I put them on my George Foreman grill… no flipping required, easy peasy.

  2. denbue says:

    These are great!! I just got done eating one. I subbed the cilantro and celery with avocado and jalapenos. YUMMY!!

  3. Amanda says:

    Holy. Cow. These are AWESOME. I have made them several times now and everyone in my family loves them! They reheat well too…if you manage to have any leftovers! I let a cookie sheet preheat in a 350 oven and then pop the wraps right on the hot sheet so they crisp back up a bit. I have been making this dipping sauce with them which makes them even more amazing! This one came from the Top Secret Recipes site and goes with their knockoff of Applebee’s Chicken Fajita Rollups, but it is PERFECT with these wraps! Hope you don’t mind if I post it here, if not feel free to delete 🙂

    1/2 cup mayo
    2 TB minced onion
    2 TB diced tomato
    1 TB buttermilk
    1 TB white vinegar
    2 tsp. minced fresh cilantro
    1 tsp. canned green chile pepper
    3/4 tsp. paprika
    1/2 tsp. sugar
    1/4 tsp. salt
    pinch dried dill
    pinch cayenne pepper
    pinch cumin

    Just mix everything together in a small bowl and then I like to let it sit in the fridge for a bit to let the flavors develop. Dip the wraps in it and you’re in food heaven!

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  5. Ashley says:

    I made these last night and they were great! Such a nice quick meal for an evening when I wasn’t feeling like cooking 🙂 I did make a few changes:

    -I used whole wheat tortilla shells (La Tortilla Factory is my favorite brand)
    -Added chopped jalapeno
    -Substituted the mayo for plain greek yogurt
    -Used yellow onions instead of scallions (just because I didn’t have them on hand)

    I made some roasted asparagus on the side and it was a complete meal. Thanks again for another great recipe!

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  7. Juanita says:

    I’ve had these twice now (just now for lunch, and then my sister actually made them about six months ago), and they’re delicious. I don’t like celery, so that was omitted, and I also omitted the cilantro as I’m not crazy about it.

    I personally like to read comments on blogs from other people who tried the recipe, and yeah, I like these wraps. Tasty, quick, and easy – the thing that takes me the longest is taking the chicken off the bone, and we’ve used rotisserie chicken both times.

  8. Pat says:

    Made these for dinner tonight. Followed the recipe exactly including the hot sauce (used Franks Red Hot original) – Excellent. Used a panini grill instead of a skillet. Thanks for the recipe – browsing your site for more 🙂

  9. Amanda Z says:

    These were delicious! I had to use corn tortillas since I can’t have gluten, but they were still very yummy. Next time I think I’ll cut up a fresh jalapeno and mix it in as well. Thanks for another good recipe!

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  11. Georgia says:

    Made a variation of these tonight and they were SO GOOD! I used quorn chik’n (since I’m vegetarian and qourn chick’n tastes just like regular chicken), cilantro, greek yogurt (less calories and just as yummy as mayo & sour cream), cumin, cheddar cheese, red onion, garlic, chili powder, and a few other spices! Love!

  12. Melanie C. says:

    I’ve been meaning to try these, and I’m so glad I finally did tonight. Really yummy! Instead of spraying with cooking spray (I’m making an effort to get canola/vegetable oil out of our diets), I cooked the wraps in a nonstick skillet with a little coconut oil. Sweet potatoes made a great side, since the wraps are so savory, I just peeled and diced up a huge sweet potato, sauteed it in coconut oil till carmelized and seasoned with kosher salt. Great, easy dinner! Thanks again for another great meal to put in the rotation!

  13. Danielle A says:

    Made these for dinner tonight and they were wonderful! I did have to make a few substitutions but I used the same technique. I am thrilled they worked because now we have another variation on sandwiches and without heating up the oven! I really do appreciate your posts and thanks for a great new recipe my whole family loves.

  14. Bianca says:

    Just discovered this via Pinterest.. SOOOO good!!!

  15. Dee Dee Smith says:

    Can you give me the calorie count in one Crispy Chicken Wrap, please?

    • Mel says:

      Hi Dee Dee – I don’t track the nutritional facts on my recipes but there are several online calculators that could help you out if you google.

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  17. Lisa says:

    Just made these this weekend and everyone loved them. It’s also great dipped in BBQ sauce.

  18. Angela says:

    These have been a regular around our house. We’ve made them exactly as the recipe states, with a less tabasco (3/4 tsp) and no celery. It is very yummy! I skip the step of spraying the tortilla w/cooking spray, and just spray the pan first. Then spray the tops before turning. I’ve recently gotten a little more creative, and have decreased the tabasco by half and squirt some BBQ sauce in there instead. My husband likes it even better with the extra flavor. I’ve sometimes substituted with plain shredded chicken breasts, and in a desparate attempt- canned chicken, both with great results.

  19. Kelli says:

    Thanks! I’ll give it a try! We have a busy week ahead, and I know this would be a great dinner surprise for everyone when we are all going in different directions!
    I’ll let you know how it works out!

  20. Mel says:

    Kelli – I’ve never made them ahead of time and frozen them so I don’t really know how the sour cream/may would fare but I think it’s definitely worth a try!

  21. Kelli says:

    Thank you for this recipe!! My family thinks these are the most amazing things they’ve ever had!! And, I’ve past the recipe along to others!
    My question is, do you think you could make them ahead of time, and freeze them?
    My only concern is the mayo/sour cream.
    Have you tried this?

  22. Diana says:

    I found your recipe on Pinterest. Delicious! I didn’t have a rotisserie chicken, so I used a can of chicken instead and halved the recipe. It was easy and oh so yummy!

  23. shelby sanders says:

    want try these

  24. Sharon Hopfinger says:

    These were delicious. My husband loved them. The only thing I did different was bake them in the oven at 350 (it was a cool day!) covered with Krafts 4 cheese Mexican Cheese mix and then served them with a good Salsa Con Queso. Thanks for the great recipe. It’s a keeper.

  25. Kelli Armanini says:

    Thank you for this recipe! My family just devoured these! I added a can of black beans to the mix, and just used leftover chicken breasts.
    This is a great and simple recipe. Thank you for sharing!

  26. Mel says:

    Anyomous – refer to my comment above…just roll them up without folding the edges in (like a taquito).

  27. Anyomous says:

    Ok, so im making this recipe currently and i am not sure how do you ” Roll the torillas with leaving edges open” and ” seams sides” while put on griddle. Help?

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  30. Mel says:

    Brock – just roll them up without folding the edges in. So don’t roll them like a burrito with everything tucked inside, just roll them up like a taquito.

  31. Brock says:

    Hi, when you say roll them but leave the edges open…what does that mean?? Are they rolled like a taquito or folled over like a taco??

  32. Jennifer says:

    Made this tonight and it was great and easy! Definitely going in the rotation!

  33. Kristi Howard says:

    I bet this would work perfect between two flour tortillas on my quesadilla maker….Thanks for the idea 🙂

  34. Tracy says:

    Delicious!!!! My husband couldn’t get over how good it was. Omitted the cilantro (I’m not a fan) and celery, used more hot sauce and added jalapeños. Will definitely be making again.

  35. Jenn says:

    Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious!!! Super easy and now one of our favorites. I used the Cholula hot sauce and it did not make them spicey at all but did add a great flavor.

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  37. Jill says:

    I’ve made these twice and both times they were gobbled down and complimented and requested again. Thank you!

  38. Deb says:

    Made this along with the Southwest Chicken Barley Chili and they were a great combo. The filling on these wraps was so flavorful and I loved how creamy it was. It was like a delicious upgrade to a quesadilla. I’ll definitely make again!

  39. Shanell says:

    These were a hit – and so simple with rotisserie chicken. Thanks for a delicious recipe that got all thumbs up from a picky family!

  40. Alicia says:

    Delicious! That was what my 5 year old (VERY PICKY EATER) said. I had to beg her to try it, but one bite and she loved it. Thanks for another great recipe! I used canned chicken, because that’s what I had on hand and it worked great! My 6 year old was also skeptical, but also loved it. We’ll be making this one again for sure!

  41. Kayla says:

    SO. GOOD. I found these awesomely healthy burrito-sized tortillas by La Tortilla Factory that taste just like regular flour tortillas but have only 100 calories and 8 grams of fiber so not only did this meal taste incredibly, it was also healthy! The chicken filling is so good, I’m thinking of using it as leftovers tomorrow on bread like regular chicken salad. Definitely keeping this one on the rotation 🙂

  42. Vicky says:

    I made these for dinner last night and got a big thumbs up from my husband. The cilantro and hot sauce really give it an interesting flavor. I used leftover home made tortillas (so they were smaller and made more wraps), my own cooked chicken instead of rotisserie, miracle whip, and yogurt instead of sour cream. Next time I think I’ll cut back on the mayo and sub in more yogurt. And I didn’t use scallions because I couldn’t find them in the store, and to be honest, I’m not actually sure what they are! Thanks for sharing another great one.

  43. Kensi says:

    Loved, loved, loved these!! I don’t think my tortillas were big enough because they wouldn’t stay together, but they were the biggest I could find. Next time I might wrap them in aluminum foil. We will be making these again! Thanks!!

  44. Ashlee says:

    These were very easy, light, and just perfect for a Saturday after working all day on the house. I used the new Sandwich Shop mayonaisse by Kraft in the Chipotle flavor and that was really yummy. My husband thought they tasted similar to Taco Time’s Crispy Chicken Burritos, but not greasy. Major compliment from him!

  45. Cheryl Newton says:

    Oooh, Melanie. These look yummy. I’ll have to think of a way to sneak the cheese past my non-cheese-loving son (whose child is that???!!!); maybe I could use white cheddar. What brand of hot sauce did you use? Do you mean in the small bottle, like Tabasco? Not salsa, with chunks, I’m assuming. Oh, and I’m new to your blog, so I’m reading from the very beginning.

    • Mel says:

      Hey Cheryl – I’m so sorry your son doesn’t like cheese. Crazy! But I shouldn’t be talking since my kids don’t like potatoes and that’s like totally un-American. Anyway, I use Tabasco sauce when I have it but I have also used the Tapatio brand of hot sauce. Just whatever I have on hand, but yes, you are right, not the chunky salsa. Let me know if you try it!

  46. Lori says:

    Hi Melanie! I’ve read in one of your posts that you cook chicken in the slowcooker and shred for meals such as this. What type of chicken do you use? I find when I use the slowcooker, the chicken is bland (no matter how much seasoning I use) and it never has “color” like yours do!
    Do you cook for 8 hours or less time? Share your secret!


    • Mel says:

      Lori – I usually do cook chicken in the slow cooker but it stays pretty light in color. The only way I get really good color on chicken is to bake it or grill it. Using the slow cooker, I usually put between two and four chicken breasts in the crockpot with about 1/4 to 1/2 cup chicken broth. I cook on low for about 4-5 hours. Then I let it cool slightly, shred, place in ziploc bags and drizzle a little of the liquid from the crockpot over to keep moist. Hope that helps!

  47. Melanie says:

    Kara – glad the ease of this recipe won you over. Thanks for letting me know you and your husband liked these!

  48. Anonymous says:

    I really enjoyed these wraps and so did my husband! It is sooo nice to have a great but easy recipe. Thanks for yet again another fabulous recipe!


  49. Melanie says:

    Hey Lisa – have you commented here before? If so, I didn’t make the connection that it was YOU – you know, that I actually know you from a past life. 🙂 I just clicked on your profile and saw your beautiful picture and was glad that you commented. Anyway, I’m glad these worked out for you – great idea to use whole wheat tortillas! Hope all is well with you and your family.

  50. Lisa says:

    I made these last night and they were awesome and my family loved them!! I am sharing this recipe with my sisters and mom! I omitted the celery and used whole wheat tortilla’s. It is definitely one I’d made again! Thanks for such a great cooking blog!!

  51. Melanie says:

    Hi Sarah – I’m glad you liked this quick meal! Thanks for letting me know.

  52. Melanie Anne says:

    I made these today for lunch after church! Everydbody loved them and they worked perfectly in my panini maker! Yum! Thanks–this was a keeper!!

  53. Melanie says:

    Anonymous – I’ve never saved the filling for leftovers but I’m sure it would be great. Like you said, I wouldn’t fill the tortilla until you are ready to grill them up. Good luck!

  54. Beth says:

    These look delicious! Yum x

  55. Melanie says:

    fmandds – great ideas on making this recipe more versatile. I’ll be honest – I didn’t even think of that! The taco option sounds awesome. Thanks for commenting!

  56. Cindy Thomas says:

    These were so delicious! My kids loved them too. I used some plain non-fat yogurt instead of all the mayo and sourcream… tasted great!

  57. Sophie says:

    Yum yum yum,…Give Me some !!!

  58. Osage Bluff Quilter says:

    Did you use real Mayonnaise? All I have is Miracle whip.Osagebluffquilter

  59. grace says:

    mmm…crunchy, cheesy, and chicken-y–my favorite! 🙂

  60. Cindy Thomas says:

    These were so delicious! My kids loved them too. I used some plain non-fat yogurt instead of all the mayo and sourcream… tasted great!

  61. Melanie Anne says:

    These look fun and yummy. I am going to try them in my panini maker. I bet that would be good and quick!

  62. Melanie says:

    Elizabeth – great idea to use leftover taco meet. I hadn’t thought of doing that. Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it!

  63. Kevin says:

    Those looks really tasty!

  64. fmandds says:

    I made these tonight and they were delicious! I got to thinking, while eating it, that this could be a very versatile recipe. I thought you could use ground beef(pre-cooked w/ taco seasoning), salsa, gaucamole and cilantro. Then cook like you’ve stated with the cheese. Have like a pan fried taco. Endless possibilities.

  65. Leah says:

    I love Cooks Country magazine. I’m going to make these soon, I think it would be a hit with my fam’. 😉 Nice picture, too!

  66. Deborah says:

    Not only do they sound delicious, but easy enough for a weeknight!! I think I’d be very happy if I could eat at your house every night…

  67. me says:

    We tried this the other night with leftover beef taco meat and cheese, and it was a great way to use leftovers!

  68. Paula says:

    Yum, these look good! Great flavors rolled up together!

  69. Melanie says:

    osagebluffquilter – sorry for taking so long to get back to you, I’ve been sick for a while. Anyway, I used regular mayonnaise because that is what I had on hand. I bet it would be fine with Miracle Whip if you like the taste and extra zing it adds. Let me know if you try it that way.

  70. Katie says:

    I TOOOOTALLY just starred these. My husband and I will LOVE them! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  71. RecipeGirl says:

    They do look quite easy and delicious. I’ll have to check out that magazine a bit more. I’ve gotten a few free issues, but haven’t taken the plunge in ordering a subscrip. yet!

  72. Melanie says:

    Liz – I was just thinking I need to make these again. I’m glad you liked them (and appreciated their “quick” quality). Thanks for letting me know!

  73. Cindy Thomas says:

    These were so delicious! My kids loved them too. I used some plain non-fat yogurt instead of all the mayo and sourcream… tasted great!

  74. wineloverscookingdiary says:

    I just had to let you know that I made these last week and they are so fab! My husband loved them so much. They are his new fave. Thanks for the easy and yummy recipe!

  75. Steph says:

    That is so weird! Not the food, the fact that we eat so alike. I made almost the same thing for dinner, only I use ranch dressing and rotisserie chicken and cheese. I’m sure yours tasted much better, but mine weren’t too bad either!

  76. Jj says:

    These sound so delicious and love it that they don’t have to be cooked in the oven. Wonder if they could be grilled, too. May give that a whirl just to see how that would taste.

  77. Sarah says:

    Oh my goodness, I made these tonight and they were great! We really enjoyed something a little different than the usual. Thanks for sharing!

  78. Anonymous says:

    I have made these twice now and all three kids gave them a “thumbs up”. They are especially good for those nights when you have a million other thing going but you still need to fit in something for dinner. -Liz K.

  79. Anonymous says:

    I was wondering, would this work for leftovers the next day? I wouldn’t cook the wrap, or even fill it if I had leftover stuffing.

    Thank you.

  80. Anonymous says:

    I can’t believe you posted this over a year ago and I finally got around to making these tonight! lol
    Perfect for those warmer evenings, and now that spring is finally here for us, I think this might become a regular quick meal. So many possibilities.
    Oh, and the hot sauce we used must have been a bit hotter than the one you used, because it definitely had a bit of a bite! lol I know to adjust that a little for next time, but it’s definitely essential for the flavour it gives.

    Megan 🙂

  81. Melanie says:

    Megan – I’m glad that you liked this just as much as we did! Sorry yours turned out a big spicer – I’ll have to post the brand of my hot sauce in the recipe just as a disclaimer that mine weren’t overly spicy. Thanks for checking in to let me know.

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