Grilled Chicken Taco Wraps

Wrap it up!  These Grilled Chicken Taco Wraps are a healthy, flavor-packed lunch idea!

Wrap it up! These Grilled Chicken Taco Wraps are a healthy, flavor-packed lunch idea!I was picking up Robbie from daycare last week, and I happened to notice the lost-and-found box in the lobby.  Kids are bound to lose things.  Heck, adults are bound to lose things, too.  It just happens.  This particular lost-and-found box contained a winter jacket, a couple of random socks and a single shoe.  How exactly does one go about losing a single shoe?  (Don’t answer that question…I’m pretty sure Robbie could manage to do that!  Those poor parents probably spent hours hunting under beds and behind couches for that shoe.)

Wrap it up! These Grilled Chicken Taco Wraps are a healthy, flavor-packed lunch idea!According to a recent survey, the average American spends 2.5 days a year looking for lost things.  2.5 days!  I misplace things occasionally, but doesn’t 2.5 days sound like a lot?  The most common lost items are TV remotes, glasses, phones, car keys and shoes.  (Ok, so maybe that lost shoe at Robbie’s daycare isn’t that unusual after all!)  And what’s more, millennials are twice as likely to lose things compared to baby boomers.  And U.S. households collectively spend $2.7 billion (billion!) a year replacing lost items.  That’s a lot of TV remotes.

Wrap it up! These Grilled Chicken Taco Wraps are a healthy, flavor-packed lunch idea!Coincidentally, the day after I read that article about lost items, Laura left her lunch at home.  I got a text from her at 11:45am saying she had to go to the work cafeteria to get lunch since she left her lunch in the fridge.  That was really unfortunate for her as she had packed one of these Grilled Chicken Taco Wraps that day.  Don’t worry, though.  That wrap didn’t stay in the fridge long.  I made sure of that one!  (Yes, I ate her lunch.  But then I made her another wrap the next morning.)

Wrap it up! These Grilled Chicken Taco Wraps are a healthy, flavor-packed lunch idea!We often joke around here that Laura can turn any and all leftovers into tacos.  It’s true.  Leftover rotisserie chicken?  Tacos!  Leftover beans and a partially shredded block of cheese?  That has tacos written all over it!  Leftover birthday cake?  Oh, who am I kidding.  There is no such thing as leftover cake in this house!

These Grilled Chicken Taco Wraps are quite tasty, and they made for some awesome lunches.  And they’re really quite simple to pull together, too.  A couple pieces of grilled chicken combined with lettuce, salsa, onions and tomatoes.  And Flatout flatbreads.  Flatout wraps are perfect for turning boring weekday lunches into epic weekday lunches!

Wrap it up! These Grilled Chicken Taco Wraps are a healthy, flavor-packed lunch idea!For these Grilled Chicken Taco Wraps, I used several Flatout Multi Grain Flatbreads with Flax.  These flatbreads clock in at just 100 calories each, and they boast 9g of protein and 13g of whole grains per wrap!  That’s half the calories and carbs as 2 slices of whole wheat bread.  We’re no stranger to desserts around here, but I like to try to keep it healthy at lunch.  And these Grilled Chicken Taco Wraps are an easy, healthy lunch that doesn’t skimp on flavor.  Want to grab a pack of Flatout flatbreads?  Check out their store finder to find a location near you!

What was the strangest thing you’ve ever lost?  What did you eat for lunch yesterday?

Wrap it up! These Grilled Chicken Taco Wraps are a healthy, flavor-packed lunch idea!

Grilled Chicken Taco Wraps

Wrap it up!  These Grilled Chicken Taco Wraps are a healthy, flavor-packed lunch idea!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 520kcal

Ingredients

For the Grilled Chicken

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Tbsp taco seasoning

For the Wraps

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp taco seasoning
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 4 Flatout flatbreads
  • cups lettuce shredded
  • 3 Roma tomatoes diced
  • cup green onions sliced
  • cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup Mexican-blend cheese shredded

Instructions

For the Grilled Chicken

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Rinse chicken and pat dry with a paper towel. Season both sides of chicken breasts with taco seasoning.
  • Grill over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes per side, or until fully cooked. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and let cool slightly.
  • Once cool, slice diagonally into ¾” strips.

For the Wraps

  • Using a small bowl, whisk together sour cream and taco seasoning. Spread 2 Tbsp of this mixture on each of the 4 Flatout flatbreads.
  • Spread 2 Tbsp of salsa onto each flatbread, and then top each with grilled chicken strips, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced green and red onions, sliced bell pepper and shredded cheese.
  • Roll each flatbread up tightly.

Notes

*Note: If you don’t have a grill (or if you’re making these in the winter), just cook the chicken in a pre-heated skillet on the stovetop.

Disclosure: This Grilled Chicken Taco Wraps post was sponsored by Flatout Flatbread, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that support Spiced!

Wrap it up! These Grilled Chicken Taco Wraps are a healthy, flavor-packed lunch idea!

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23 Comments

    1. Haha! So how many pairs of reading glasses do you actually own, Kathy? And how many are lost under the couch? 🙂 These wraps are totally yummy…perfect way to make lunch fun again! Thanks so much, my friend!

  1. 2,5 days in a year? Wow. I’m wondering how much time an average Canadian spends looking for lost things. I might (or might not) affect this stats. I’m not that bad, though. The last huge issue happened last summer when I lost my id at the airport in Halifax. Ironically, I lost it somewhere in between the gate (demonstrated it here) and the actual plane. I was waiting for it for a couple weeks or so and then decided to order a new one. Could you imagine that the next day I did this, I would get my old id in the mail (good timing, eh?). Also, I have a thing for umbrellas. I cannot say I lose them often (Although it might have happened in a bus a few times), but I keep forgetting it at work (Usually, it happens on the days I really need one). These wraps look fabulous, David! That’s the best way to use up some leftovers. Another good way to use up some leftovers is sending them to me, but it looks like you’re ignoring this beautiful option:)

    1. Are you saying Canadians lose things more or less often than Americans? Haha! I’ve never thought about that angle, Ben. Also, how did you manage to lose your ID? That takes a bit of skill! And how many hours did you search for it there in the airport?? Umbrellas are the worst, though. I definitely have lost my fair share of those! Thanks so much for the kind words about these wraps, my friend. They really are delicious! And if I happen to find any leftovers (they must be lost right now), then I’ll be sure to send ’em up to you!

  2. I can never find scissors when I need them. I don’t know if this counts as losing things (because I’m convinced gremlins take them along with socks in the dryer) but I’m forever running to the store to buy a replacement pair. So 2.5 hours a year sounds depressingly right. UGH! These taco wraps sound insanely good. I’m all about tacos any and every way I can get them!

    1. Scissors are the worst! And when I manage not to lose them, they end up being crappy scissors that won’t cut anything. I finally just went and bought like 3 pairs of scissors and put ’em all over the house…you know, that way Robbie can find them while he’s playing. Hah! Also, tacos for the win! And even better when they’re wrapped up in wrap form. 🙂 Thanks, Kelsie!

  3. Hi David. These wraps would be a perfect dinner for the hot and humid weather we’re having. I much prefer a flat bread over regular bread, I get to eat more filling. Speaking of filling you certainly didn’t skimp! Gary is the one who is always misplacing things so he puts me in charge of putting things where I will remember they are so he doesn’t have to.

    1. Oh man, you’re telling me, Dorothy! It’s been hot and humid up here lately, too. I’m sure it’s not as bad as what you guys have down there, but it’s the kind of humidity that feels like you could cut it with a knife. Umph! And Gary totally sounds like me! I put things in places that Laura knows where to find them…then I just ask her when I “lose” them. 🙂 Hope your week is going well, my friend!

  4. It is hard to believe that people take 2.5 hours a year looking for lost stuff. I don’t think that is true for me at all. Not that I don’s misplace stuff. I love these taco wraps. I am always looking for healthy lunch ideas. This recipe is one I am sure to try.

    1. I know! That stat seems crazy to me, too, Dawn. But, hey, I’m guilty of losing stuff and then dropping everything until I can find it again! Thanks so much for the kind words about the wraps, too…they really are delicious. And they make you look forward to lunch again! 🙂

  5. Are we really losing 2,5 days looking for things – that is incredible! I can very much relate looking for my glasses (at least twice a day) not necessarily for losing one of my shoes outside of the house (well, not happened yet but that does not mean it could not happen :-)). How funny that millennials are twice as likely to lose things. So frustrating when you realise that you have left your lunch behind especially a delicious taco! What a great way to use up leftover chicken as well. Have a lovely weekend, David!

    1. Yeah, that seems like an incredible stat about looking for missing things…but I get it. The funniest thing is the stuff that gets lost though! I mean I understand glasses or the tv remote, but your shoes? And I totally chuckled at the millennials part of this study, too! Thanks so much, Miriam! Hope your week is going well so far!

  6. Now the only problem that I have at the moment David is I’ve only just had breakfast and I’m already hankering after these tasty looking grilled chicken taco wraps. Can I just say too, that if you had made me one of these wraps for my lunch I most definitely wouldn’t have left it behind in the fridge! Enjoy your weekend!

    1. Haha! Hey, you can totally dream about lunch and dinner and dessert, too, Neil. Heck, that’s what gets me through particularly slow days at work! 🙂 I say make some wraps for lunch next week…and then keep an eye on ’em. Your coworkers are gonna want to steal these! 🙂 Thanks so much, my friend!

  7. 2.5 days?! Whoa – that is a lot! And funny about the one shoe! I often say ‘where did I put such and such’ and look and look and finally when I’m not looking, I find it. Always the way, isn’t it? Tacos in wrap form? Yes please! Lots of yummy flavours on the go here, my friend, and would happily have this for lunch or dinner. Cheers to a wonderful weekend (and to not losing anything 😉 ).

    1. 2.5 days is indeed a lot, Dawn! It seems like too much, but maybe? I mean I lose stuff, too, but I don’t think I’ve ever lost one shoe. Of course, this reminds me of the ‘lost and found’ box at our curling club…you wouldn’t believe some of the stuff in there by the end of the year! Anyways, tacos are always a favorite around here, and I most definitely would not lose these wraps. Hope you have a great weekend ahead, my friend!

  8. Ok, David, I have something to tell you. I was forced to eat a falafel wrap at an event last week. I was selling my art, starving and didn’t have the time to sit down and eat a proper meal. David, I devoured it! It was amazing. OMG flavor orgasm in m mouth. I can’t say I love all wraps but I don’t hate them like I thought I did.

    I’m great at finding things, when I misplace an item or if someone randomly misplaces something I can usually always find it. I think I have a sick sense about these things. I can’t believe American spends 2.5 days a year looking for lost things. maybe I should start a new finding business.

  9. I wonder about the millenial/baby boomer difference. Weird. Do you pack Laura’s lunch everyday? I bet you do, because you sound like the awesome type. Nice taco wraps!

    1. Hah…me pack Laura’s lunch everyday? Yeah right! I’m in charge of the little guy’s milk and Cheerio’s in the morning. Laura has to fend for herself! 🙂

  10. I don’t think those survey people included me in that consensus – I knoe 2.5 days sounds like a lot, but I spend probably 4 days a year looking for sunglasses, keys, remotes, keys, utensils, keys, cups… you get the picture! Lil Shashi keeps saying someone needs to come up with a lost and found app where you ca trace stuff in your home with a chip or something! Till then though, I’ll keep on adding to those days… 🙂
    Btw – dude, you are so sweet to pack Laura’s lunch for her – and I’m betting that cafeteria lunch was’nt as good as this here wrap! Looks delish!
    Also, btw, you scared me for a second when you mentioned leftover cake?! Glad you corrected that one!

    1. Hah! So you’re the culprit driving that average time for lost items up, eh? 🙂 I keep telling Laura I need to get her one of those little trackers or remote beepers for her keys. She never loses them for long, but they are always in the most random of spots! So I have to admit that I don’t pack Laura’s lunch daily. But sometimes I get inspired. Coincidentally, that often happens on days when Robbie is being good in the morning. Haha! Glad to have you back stateside, Shashi…although I’m sure you are already missing Italy!

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