stuffed. [jalapeno chicken wraps]

September 14th, 2012 by | comments

I haven’t had much time to cook this week; however, I did get a chance to whip up these simple jalapeno chicken wraps last Sunday. A group of friends and I decided to picnic before the Passion Pit and Hot Chip concert at the Hollywood Bowl, so everyone was in charge of bringing food or wine. We had an absolute blast and stuffed ourselves with mass amounts of food, from these wraps to my orzo salad to fresh fruit to The Alcove‘s lemon bars and peanut butter cookies. Happy weekend, everyone!

Hey, they liked them!


8 oz. roasted chicken breast

8 tbsp. jalapeño peppers, raw and chopped

4 tsp. jalapeno peppers, raw, liquid from jar

16 tsp. light mayonnaise

4 tsp. fresh lime juice

4 tbsp. fresh cilantro, finely chopped

12 small flour tortillas

1 1/2 cups Mexican style shredded cheese

Lettuce, chopped

3 tomatoes, finely diced


Combine the chicken, pickled jalapeño pepper and liquid, mayonnaise, lime juice and cilantro in a medium bowl.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place 2 of the tortillas in the skillet and toast until light golden, about 1 minute on each side. Remove the tortillas and set aside. Repeat with the remaining 2 tortillas.

Top each of the tortillas evenly with chicken mixture, spreading almost to the edge. Sprinkle each with cheese, lettuce and tomato. Return tortillas to skillet to melt cheese, if desired. Cut each tortilla in half, diagonally.

Recipe adapted from Weight Watchers.

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  • Angie@Angie’s Recipes

    Love the flavours! These wraps look excellent.

  • Geni – Sweet and Crumby

    These look so yummy and PERFECT for the heat! I love that you added the liquid from the pepper jar. Very smart and sounds so yummy. Looks like you guys had such a great time. BTW…we toured Chapman and I’ve decided I want to go there…forget my kiddo…it’s beautiful! :)

  • spicegirlfla

    First off, gorgeous presentation Caroline!! The way they look makes me want to grab one right away and then reading the ingredients they sounds really good. A bit of heat too, which I just love!!

  • Choc Chip Uru

    Wraps have never looked more delicious or inviting :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  • egg me on

    Look at all those jalapeños … seriously … look at them all! What an awesome, spicy take on chicken salad. I love it. Makes me want to make a batch of chicken salad this weekend. No wait, a batch of these this weekend. Happy Weekend-ing Caroline!

  • Courtney

    We love us some spicy jalepenos around here, Caroline. These wraps look divine…and good for you, too. Wishing you a fantastical weekend!

  • yummychunklet

    Tasty and spicy looking chicken wraps!

  • Smart Food and Fit (@LisaNutrition)

    I agree with Linda, gorgeous presentation. I like how this is quick and easy to whip up, lately I’ve been so busy that quick meals is all I’ve been able to make. Looks like you all are having a great time at the picnic! Have a great weekend!

  • My Inner Chick

    Pure. Perfection!

    cilantro makes everything a bit more delish! Xx

  • Kristy

    These looks fantastic Caroline! I love jalapenos – especially with pairings like this. It looks like a fun time and sounds like there were great eats all around. :)

  • Amy

    These look yummy….LOVE the addition of jalapenos! How much fun to have a picnic :)

  • The Hook

    Nice work, Caroline!
    Good friends and good food… What more could you ask for?

  • Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen

    That must have been such a fun night!! Gorgeous (and healthy!) dinner!! How was the concert??

  • Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide

    Those look so tasty. You always make healthy look fantastic.

  • Christina

    Looks like you guys had a great time! These wraps look delicious Caroline! :)

  • rsmacaalay

    Thats a nice and simple recipe, love the flavours in those wraps

  • Purely.. Kay

    I would love these chicken wraps if I had them too. They are the perfect light meal for any day

  • Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)

    first of all great pic of all four of you and love these wraps. spicy and delicious

  • Ashley – bakerbynature

    What a great wrap, Caroline! Love this flavor combination for a quick lunch!

  • Charles

    Lovely Caroline – and so beautifully sliced! Not like my wraps, which always spurt out of the ends and sides when I take the knife to them, lol :D

  • Kiran

    I love how it looks so pretty to eat. Perfect styling my friend :)

  • ChgoJohn

    These wraps are perfect for a day in the park. With just enough heat to make them interesting, I bet they disappeared quickly.