Southwest Chicken Taco Wrap

Sam Icklan, Project Bread

Summer Eats

Summer Eats

Southwest Chicken Taco Wrap

I can say without a doubt if there is one thing kids love, it’s tacos! This wrap takes all the great flavors of a Tex-Mex style taco and freshens it up with diced chicken, a homemade sauce and crisp Romaine lettuce. It’s simple to make, travels well for remote meal service and is sure to be a crowd pleaser in the summertime as well as during the school year. The different flavor tortillas are optional, but I find if you can get them, they give these wraps striking visual appeal! Try making it with our homemade Pico de Gallo recipe instead of jarred salsa or adding some pickled red onions on the side to really take this dish over the top.

Southwest Chicken Taco Wrap

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Yield: 100 10" wraps


12.5 lbs diced chicken, thawed from frozen
50 10” spinach tortillas
50 10” sun-dried tomato tortillas
1 quart mayonnaise
6 cups salsa
½ cup lime juice
¼ cup chili powder
¼ cup garlic powder
2 Tbsp chipotle chili powder
2 Tbsp ground cumin
2 Tbsp ground paprika
1 Tbsp ground black pepper
6.25 lbs cheddar cheese
6.25 lbs chopped Romaine lettuce


  1. In large bowl, combine mayonnaise, salsa, lime juice, spices and mix well. Pour dressing over diced chicken and toss until coated.
  2. Build wraps. Place 2 oz. chicken mixture, 1 oz. cheddar cheese and ½ cup chopped Romaine on each wrap and roll like a burrito.
  3. Cut each wrap in half on the bias and place in a hotel pan. Wraps may be served immediately or kept cold under refrigeration until service.

USDA Requirement

3 oz. meat/meat alternative

2 oz. grain equivalent

1/4 cup dark green vegetable

Nutritional Information

Calories 329 calories  Saturated Fat 5.17 g Sodium 699 mg Carbohydrate 26 g

* nutrient data and allergen information may vary depending on the specific ingredients and equipment used in your location.

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