Pesto Chicken Wrap

by Megan on July 25, 2013

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This guy would win in a sandwich battle wrap, that’s for sure. Imagine this rainbow dinner on stage rhyming with Eminem or whoever, ya know? It’d be like, “Yo, I know I’m a sandwich, but don’t disrespect. I’m a dinner worth eating so let’s be direct. I’ve got mad flava’ so get ready to sava’*. I’m no average meal, don’t save me for lata.” And then the other fella or lady would probably just go home and make this sandwich instead of attempting to rap about a wrap back. (I think I might just live too close to 8 mile for my own good.)

*Savor, obvz.

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Anyhow, this sandwich really is super tasty. And it’s quick, also! Even if you have to make the pesto, it’s all “No biggie, the chicken’s on the grill anyhow.” So do me a solid and get your sandwich on dinner-style. I wouldn’t even be mad if you made some sweet potato fries to go with it. But honestly, this sandwich is a dinner in itself. Chug a beer while cooking, drink one with dinner, and boom-shaka-laka dinner is done.

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Pesto Chicken Wrap (serves 4+)
Inspired by the Pulgini at Mudgie’s Deli

Ingredients:

chicken + marinade –

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 4 T olive oil
  • juice from 1 large lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed

battle wrap –

  • 4 T spinach pesto (I make this one.)
  • 4 tortillas
  • 1/4 cup+ shredded sharp cheddar or asiago
  • 4 strips of prosciutto
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup tomato slices

Directions:

  1. Place the chicken in a shallow dish or gallon-sized bag. Top with the marinade ingredients. Make sure the chicken is all covered and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile heat your cast iron skillet on medium-high heat. Crisp up the prosciutto in the hot pan. Remove and set aside. Turn your oven on to 250F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  3. Grill chicken on a grill pan or on an outdoor grill if you’ve got one! Cook for 5 minutes, or so, on each side or until cooked through. Remove from grill and cut into strips.
  4. Assemble sandwiches by spreading pesto on each tortilla. Top with strips of chicken, and sprinkle with cheese. Pop onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 7-8 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  5. Top with avocado slices and tomato slices. Serve with a beer!

P.S. Ideally there would be artichokes on this too! They add a dreaminess for sure.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

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Elliot helps me sample cheese while the chicken cooks. So thoughtful!

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren @ The Highlands Life July 25, 2013 at 8:09 am

Love it. I’m always up for a good chicken wrap. I haven’t made any for dinner in so long. This must change.

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Megan July 25, 2013 at 9:57 am

Ueah girl! Get yo wrap on.

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Erika July 25, 2013 at 8:47 am

Bravo on the “wrap” lyrics… This would totally win in any wrap battle and deserves a “mic drop”!

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Megan July 25, 2013 at 9:58 am

haha YES!

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Jewel at Eat.Drink.Shop.Love July 25, 2013 at 9:12 am

Great recipe! I might try this for dinner tonight. I happen to have all of these ingredients at home.

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Megan July 25, 2013 at 9:58 am

I hope you do! Let me know what you think.

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Tieghan July 25, 2013 at 9:27 am

I love the crispy prosciutto!!! This whole thing sounds awesome! Plus, I am always down to rub pesto all over anything. So good!

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Megan July 25, 2013 at 9:58 am

YES. It pretty much adds awesomeness to everything, right?

And thanks, girlfren!

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cindy July 25, 2013 at 9:39 am

rhymz for dayyyyys! I bet this is way better than Mudgie’s (even though theirs is pretty damn good!), and a waitress won’t throw a bag of chips at you! WIN!

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Megan July 25, 2013 at 9:58 am

Yeah! It’s tasty without the sass.

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Nicole July 25, 2013 at 10:18 am

So impressed with your rap skillz, yo! I want this chicken wrap for dinner soon! I JUST went to Mudgie’s on Monday and whoa, our food was SO good. Marc had a meatloaf sandwich with bacon (the lady next to us kept staring and then asked what it was called and it was called BAT OUTTA HELL) and I had the special sandwich of the day, sundried tomato pistachio goodness on roasted chicken and fresh mozz. It was blow your mind good. Someone threw a bag of chips and you and Cindy, what the?

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Megan July 25, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Thanks, Nicole! Oh man, yeah, Mudgie’s is so good! I need their lobster roll. And yeah, the last time Cindy and I were there there was a sassy McClure’s chip bag toss. ha

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Nicole July 25, 2013 at 4:45 pm

They have a LOBSTER ROLL??? I did not see that.

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Megan July 26, 2013 at 9:24 am

Only sometimes! I always miss it!

Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough July 25, 2013 at 10:46 am

Songs about sandwiches = BEST IDEA EVER. I would listen to a whole album about them alldayeveryday, on the real.

Pesto and chicken in a wrap! Win!

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Megan July 25, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Thanks, Stephanie!

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Sarah July 25, 2013 at 12:01 pm

This sounds delicious! I love everything with pesto!

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Megan July 25, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Pesto is the answer! Thanks, Sarah.

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Tanya July 25, 2013 at 3:47 pm

I may be missing it, but how much chicken do you need and which pieces? This looks uspre yummy, and I can’t wait to give it a go.

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Megan July 25, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Whoops! Good catch! It’s in there now. About 2 chicken breasts will serve 4. Thanks, Tanya!

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Marie @ Little Kitchie July 26, 2013 at 11:48 am

Want this for lunch!!

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Megan July 26, 2013 at 11:52 am

Have it! 🙂 Thanks!

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Nik July 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Two things: a) Your rapping had me giggling. Adorbs. b) I think we chicken pesto dishes on the same night. Monday? Kismet.

This looks goooooood and will be in our bellies very, very soon.

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Megan July 27, 2013 at 9:39 pm

YES! I love that we chicken pesto-ed it up on the same night. Sister dinners, yo!

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Jayne July 26, 2013 at 11:34 pm

I can have a wrap any day and never get tired of it! I’ve got a teeny weeny bit of pesto lounging around in the fridge. It has something to do now!

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Megan July 27, 2013 at 9:40 pm

I hope you love it, Jayne!

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe July 27, 2013 at 12:37 pm

First of all, wicked rap! You may have missed your calling! 😉
Secondly, this wrap looks hella good. Pesto chicken forever!

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Megan July 27, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Thanks, girl!

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Sophie - thestickyandsweet July 29, 2013 at 5:22 am

This is my ultimate lunch! Add a side of sweet potato fries and I would be in heaven.

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heather saunders July 9, 2014 at 11:10 am

I would bathe in pesto if society allowed a garlicky, oily, green lady walking around. This recipe looks AMAZING!!!!

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Hilary July 9, 2014 at 12:03 pm

That tortilla is legit.

Also, this is beautiful. Nom.

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