Tonight's Dinner: Southwestern chicken wrap

Oct 3, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Leftover chicken, some cheese and a few greens make a healthy, delicious wrap that's an easy dinner the whole family will enjoy.

School starting means germs galore, especially when you have little ones. So every year in September, I make a big pot of chicken soup to have for when the family gets sick, as we all seem to do. The chicken soup soothes those sore throats and seems to speed up the healing process, but what I love best about homemade chicken soup is that it gives me a lot of extra chicken I can use to make salads and tacos. This wrap I found in Parents magazine is just one way to use up some of the cooked chicken from my soup -- and it's so easy.

You only need a few ingredients. But the real reason I'm such a fan of this wrap is because the kiddies can pick and choose what to put inside each tortilla. By choosing which ingredients go in the tortilla, my picky eater was much more willing to eat the wrap because he knew everything that was inside. So the next time you have a couple extra chicken breasts in the fridge, just chop them up for a delicious dinner wrap.

Southwestern chicken wrap


  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 16 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 large flour tortillas


  1. In a large bowl, toss together the lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro and cheese.
  2. Divide chicken mixture among the tortillas and wraps or let everyone make their own. Serve and enjoy.

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