Spicy Chicken Wraps

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Spicy Chicken Wraps with a creamy, slightly spicy dressing have just the right crunchy texture and lots of flavor. Easy to pack for lunches or picnics.

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  1. Ingredients in Spicy Chicken Wraps
  2. The Secret’s In the Sauce
  3. Optional Add-ins and Ingredients
  4. Tips for Spicy Chicken Wraps
  5. Frequently Asked Questions about Spicy Chicken Wraps
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Spicy Chicken Wraps are a favorite to make for a really tasty lunch. They have a delicious creamy, spicy sauce and a delightful extra crunch from cabbage and peanuts. This is one of my favorite chicken wrap recipes to make during the summertime, especially. We take these on picnics because the crunchy cabbage won’t wilt like romaine lettuce, so we will pack a bunch of these wraps up in a cooler and hit the park or the lake. My husband loves packing a couple of the chicken wraps for lunch at work and I keep them on hand for an after school snack. Such a delightful switch up from boring sandwiches.

Ingredients in Spicy Chicken Wraps

Not only are these chicken wraps delicious, they’re super easy to throw together! And they can be switched up all sorts of ways to fit your family’s tastes. But here’s what we start with:

  • Chicken breasts – four large chicken breasts. Either slice or cube the chicken and cook in a skillet on medium-high heat, or you can also grill the chicken outside and slice it up later.
  • Red bell pepper – dice and roast for a few minutes under the broiler. It brings out so much flavor this way!
  • Cream cheese – one 8-ounce package works for eight servings.
  • Spicy peanut sauce – find this in the Asian foods aisle in most grocery stores.
  • Cucumber – one small cucumber, sliced or diced into bite size pieces.
  • Chopped peanuts – I opt for the unsalted, roasted peanuts so I can control the amount of salt in the recipe.
  • Coleslaw mix without dressing – or you can dice up a head of purple or white cabbage.
  • Tortillas – Regular flour tortillas work great for holding all the yummy ingredients together, but you can try low-carb tortillas too!

The Secret’s In the Sauce

Arguably the best part of these chicken wraps is the spicy sauce! Made with just two ingredients, this sauce is spicy, creamy, absolutely mouthwatering. All you need is a block of cream cheese and spicy peanut sauce. You can find it in the Asian foods aisle at your regular grocery store. It’s super spicy, slightly sweet and pairs perfectly with crunchy cabbage, tender chicken and peanuts. If you’re worried about the spice, you can sweeten it up a bit with honey and a squirt of lime, or add a bit more cream cheese. I usually double the batch of this sauce though, because it tastes delicious on just about anything! Use it as a veggie dip, drizzled on salads or as a sauce for chicken.

Optional Add-ins and Ingredients

Much like sandwiches, these wraps are extremely versatile! Add or take out any ingredients you like, and I promise they’ll still be delicious! Here are some ideas for additional ingredients in your wraps:

  • Avocado – diced or sliced
  • Tomatoes – diced or sliced
  • Bacon – cooked and crumbled
  • Cilantro
  • Red onion
  • Paprika
  • Garlic or garlic powder
  • Pesto sauce
  • Spritz of fresh lemon juice and a splash of olive oil
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Feta cheese
  • Black beans
  • Ranch dressing
  • Shredded carrots
  • Bean sprouts
  • Chopped broccoli or cauliflower

Tips for Spicy Chicken Wraps

  • Once you have the sauce blended, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to a week. Use extra sauce to drizzle on just about anything!
  • You can buy roasted red peppers already cooked at the grocery store, but it only takes a couple of minutes to make them under the broiler at home. The smoky, slightly spicy flavor is so delicious!
  • Make these wraps ahead of time and store them tightly covered in the refrigerator. They transport really well, so they’re perfect for picnics, potlucks, traveling or camping.
  • If you don’t have time to cook your own chicken, grab a rotisserie chicken at the store and shred it up.
  • You can use any kind of tortillas you like. Flour burrito size tortillas are what we usually use, but we also love whole wheat or spinach tortillas for extra nutrients.

Frequently Asked Questions about Spicy Chicken Wraps

Is eating chicken wraps healthy?

The answer is entirely what you put in them. Wraps are often thought of as healthier because they usually have few calories than a regular sandwich. But be careful of extra sauces, cheeses or other ingredients that could add extra fat and calories to your wrap.

What is healthier, wraps or bread?

A regular flour tortilla is around 210 calories, less than two slices of bread, which are typically between 150-240 calories each.

Which wrap is the healthiest?

Whole-wheat tortillas are generally considered more healthy because of the extra nutrients that a plain flour wrap doesn’t have.

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Spicy Chicken Wraps

5 from 4 votes
Spicy Chicken Wraps with a creamy, slightly spicy dressing have just the right crunchy texture and lots of flavor. Easy to pack for lunches or picnics!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and peanut sauce together until smooth. Then gently stir in the cooked chicken, roasted red peppers, cucumber, and peanuts.
  • Refrigerate for about an hour (you don’t have to, but I like the mix to set up in the fridge for a little bit) then place some of the chicken mixture on a tortilla and top with coleslaw and roll up into a wrap.

Notes

  • Once you have the sauce blended, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to a week. Use extra sauce to drizzle on just about anything!
  • You can buy roasted red peppers already cooked at the grocery store, but it only takes a couple of minutes to make them under the broiler at home. The smoky, slightly spicy flavor is so delicious!
  • If you don’t have time to cook your own chicken, grab a rotisserie chicken at the store and shred it up.
  • You can use any kind of tortillas you like. Flour burrito size tortillas are what we usually use, but we also love whole wheat or spinach tortillas for extra nutrients.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 470kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 33gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 859mgPotassium: 749mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 965IUVitamin C: 42.2mgCalcium: 103mgIron: 2.3mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious recipe! I just came from the store and I got everything that I needed which was perfect so I tried this recipe. This is my new go-to-recipe for chicken wraps!

  2. 5 stars
    These Spicy Chicken Peanut Wraps are incredibly delicious! I can’t wait to make them again and again!! YUM!

  3. 5 stars
    These were amazing, so many different flavors and textures, I loved these wraps, this will be a recipe that I will add into my regular rotation!!

  4. Oh this looks absolutely delicious! Very refreshing with all of the heavy foods right now! Can’t wait to make it myself! Thanks!