Classic Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

Chicken Caesar Wrap
Elaine Lemm
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1530 Calories
65g Fat
163g Carbs
71g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 1530
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 65g 83%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 210mg 70%
Sodium 2162mg 94%
Total Carbohydrate 163g 59%
Dietary Fiber 13g 45%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 71g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 327mg 25%
Iron 13mg 71%
Potassium 1145mg 24%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Caesar salad is a classic of the kitchen and makes its appearance in many guises. From side dish through to a full-blown entrée, this salad is sure to delight.

In this recipe it pairs well with grilled chicken and is further transformed by tucking the salad into a wrap, adding to its immense versatility. The wraps make a super light lunch or addition to a lunch box. Cut into smaller pieces, you can even serve them on your party buffet at special occasions. 

Even though these wraps are super quick to whip up from scratch, we understand that everyone has those moments when they are super busy. That's why we've provided an even faster alternative with store-bough Caesar dressing. We won't tell anyone, promise.


For the Chicken:

  • 4 medium free-range chicken breasts

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the Dressing:

  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed

  • 3 small anchovy fillets

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the Wrap:

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, finely shredded

  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese shavings

  • 8 store-bought or homemade soft wraps

Steps to Make It

  1. Lightly flatten the chicken breasts, one at a time, with a meat mallet of the back of a meat cleaver, taking care not to rip the meat to make it an even thickness. 

  2. Season the olive oil with a pinch of salt and pepper then brush over each flattened breast.

  3. Heat a griddle pan to hot, but not smoking, and cook the chicken for 6 minutes on each side pressing slightly with the back of a spatula to creating charred grill lines on the meat.

  4. Once cooked, take from the pan and place on a plate, cover with a tea cloth and leave the meat to rest.

  5. Unless using store-bought dressing, make the dressing by blending the garlic and anchovies using a hand blender, or food processor, until combined.

  6. Tip the mixture into a small bowl, add the egg yolk, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice and using a hand whisk add a few drops of olive oil and whisk until combined. Continue this way, adding a few drops and whisking, until all the oil is used up and the dressing is thick and creamy. Taste and add seasoning.

  7.  Rip the chicken into shreds and add the shredded Romaine and Parmesan and enough sauce to combine. Mix lightly, but be gentle here as you do not want to make the salad mushy. Divide into eight portions.

  8. Place a pile of chicken salad in the middle of a wrap. Fold over the bottom and roll up tightly.  Continue with the remaining wraps and serve immediately.

  9. The wraps can be served either warm or cold, which makes them super for a lunch box or as part of a party buffet. Any leftover salad can be served on the side. 

In a hurry? Swap out the Caesar dressing ingredients for 4 tablespoons of your favorite store-bought Caesar dressing and follow the remainder of the instructions!

Raw Egg Warning

Consuming raw and lightly-cooked eggs poses a risk of food-borne illness.

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