Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps

Easy and highly adaptable to your taste buds, give these Chicken Wraps a go. Feel free to up the cilantro, add in a different meat of your choice, eliminate the pepper, add green chilies, up the heat – seriously, the options are endless.


  • 1 cup cooked rice, warm or at room temperature
  • 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken (or other leftover meat, like shredded pork or beef)
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 green onion, finely sliced (white and green parts)
  • 1/2 red or green pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (try a combination of Monterey jack and sharp cheddar)
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • 6 burrito-sized flour tortillas


  1. Mix rice together with chili powder, cumin and garlic salt.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except for cheese and sour cream.
  3. Sprinkle cheese over tortillas, leaving 1/2-inch border around edges, then arrange chicken and rice mixture down the center of each tortilla. (Optional: You can dollop little bits of sour cream over the cheese before arranging chicken and rice mixture down the center – it makes the wraps delightfully creamy.)
  4. Roll stuffed tortillas, leaving edges open and slightly flatten the wraps with the palm of your hand.
  5. Spray seam-side of the wrap lightly with cooking spray.
  6. Heat a large non-stick skillet (or griddle) over medium heat for 1 minute.
  7. Arrange wraps, seam-side down, in pan or griddle and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  8. Cook them seam-side down first helps seal the long edge so they don’t fall apart.
  9. Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining wraps. Serve warm.




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