Filed Under: Chicken | Lunch

Creole Chicken Wraps

Recipe By Tessa Arias
July 26th, 2012

Creole Chicken Wraps are loaded with fresh, spicy, and savory flavors and are bound to become your new favorite portable lunch option!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Spicy without making your eyes water and your nose run.
Texture: The chunks of meaty tender chicken, the crisp lettuce and onions, the juicy tomatoes, and the chewy bread make for a wonderful mouthfeel.
Ease: Nothing difficult at all.
Appearance: These colorful wraps are as fun as they are tasty.
Pros: Tasty and perfect for an on-the-go lunch.
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? Yes.

Creole Chicken Wraps are loaded with fresh, spicy, and savory flavors and are bound to become your new favorite portable lunch option!
Creole Chicken Wraps - flavorful portable lunch!

Wraps are the perfect lunch option when sandwiches get old. I actually get sick of sandwiches very easily. I guess eating them everyday for lunch for years on end will do that to you. I’m still not sick of chocolate, though! These wraps are the perfect punch of flavor to refresh you when you hit that afternoon slump. Plus they’re totally adaptable so you can add or take away whatever you like. I’m not a huge fan of raw onions so I tend to leave those out of my wraps.

What is your favorite thing to wrap up and take with you for lunch?

Creole Chicken Wraps - flavorful portable lunch!

How to make
Creole Chicken Wraps

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Creole Chicken Wraps are loaded with fresh, spicy, and savory flavors and are bound to become your new favorite portable lunch option!


For the rub:

  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the wraps:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Vegetable oil, for grilling
  • 4 pieces flatbread
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves


For the rub:

  1. In a small bowl mix all of the ingredients together with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper.

For the wraps:

  1. Whisk the mayonnaise with 2 teaspoons of the rub in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium high heat. Toss the chicken with 3 tablespoons of the rub. Oil the grill and grill the chicken until marked, about 6 minutes. Turn and grill until chicken registers an internal temperature of 165°F. Transfer chicken to a cutting board.
  3. Wipe the grill clean and brush with more oil. Lay the bread on the grill, then brush with the spiced mayonnaise and top with mozzarella. Grill until the bottom is marked, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board.
  4. Cut the chicken into cubes and divide among flatbread pieces, arranging down the center of each piece. Top with the tomatoes, onion, and lettuce. Roll up and wrap with parchment paper or foil to seal.

Recipe Notes

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

Find Tessa on  

Leave a Comment & Rating

Add a Review or Question

*Please select a rating to complete your comment.

Recipe Rating

  1. #
    Cathy @ Noble Pig — July 26, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Perfect lunch on the go. I especially love wraps for an afternoon at the beach. Beats soggy bread in the cooler.

    • #
      tessa — July 27, 2012 at 4:33 am

      Soggy bread is the WORST! Wish I could go to the beach right about now…

  2. #
    black hat seo — August 29, 2012 at 3:32 am

    You really make it appear so easy along with your presentation but I to find this topic to be really one thing which I think I might by no means understand. It sort of feels too complex and extremely large for me. I am having a look ahead on your subsequent post, Iห‡ll try to get the cling of it!

  3. # — April 21, 2013 at 9:54 am

    DILF Lovers

  4. # — April 21, 2013 at 9:55 am

    izzyajsybtfwmmaeywca, zaposlitev, vQOcKkk.

Join the Handle the Heat Community

Cookie Customization Chart
Do you want a more delicious life?
Instead of digging through cookbooks and magazines and searching the internet for amazing recipes, subscribe to Handle the Heat to receive new recipe posts delivered straight to your email inbox. Youโ€™ll get all the latest recipes, videos, kitchen tips and tricks AND my *free* Cookie Customization Guide (because I am the Cookie Queen)!
As Seen On....
NPR People Time Glamour Readers Digest The Huffington Post BuzzFeed