Start 100 Days of Real Food with Southwest Chicken Wraps

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Make health-conscious your new normal with 100 Days of Real Food. We’re kicking things off with these Southwest Chicken Wraps.

Southwest Chicken Wraps

This recipe will definitely kick up your lunch a few notches! I often scrounge the fridge for leftovers when lunchtime rolls around, so when I take a little extra time to put together something like this it’s a treat the whole family enjoys.


Difficulty: Easy

Prep Time: Less than 30 minutes

Makes 6 servings



3⁄4 cup sour cream

1⁄3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Juice of 1⁄2 lime

1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder

1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin

1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1⁄4 teaspoon salt



Six or seven 8-inch Whole-Wheat Tortillas (page 326) or store-bought whole-wheat tortillas

3 cups shredded or sliced cooked chicken (such as leftover slow-cooker chicken, see page 278)

3 cups chopped raw spinach

11⁄2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese

1 avocado, sliced

Optional wrap fillings: Diced tomato, black beans, sliced red onion (use what you have on hand!)


  1. To make the Southwest Sauce, thoroughly mix all the ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. To assemble the wraps, lay out the tortillas on a large cutting board or platter next to an assembly line of the filling ingredients, including the sauce. Evenly distribute the chicken, spinach, cheese, avocado, and sauce in a strip down the middle of each tortilla. Fold up the wraps on both sides and serve.


MAKE-AHEAD TIP: If you’re making these in advance, store the wraps rolled up in foil in the fridge and serve with the sauce on the side, to prevent sogginess.




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