This chicken avocado wrap is fresh, creamy, and delicious. The wraps are a perfect lunch idea when you’re counting your calories. The recipe is high protein and low calorie.
Chicken salad is great, but have you ever added avocado to it?
This chicken avocado wrap is a simple, delicious recipe that combines the fresh flavor of chicken salad with creamy, delicious avocado.
It’s also so simple to make! You’ll be happy with how quickly you can put this 300 calorie recipe together.
Another perk about these wraps is that they are low in calories. Each wrap has only 314 calories.
These wraps will also make a great low-calorie meal or snack if you’re trying to eat a high protein diet. Each serving has 17 grams of protein.
The ingredients used are fresh, whole foods, which will help you stay on track with a healthy eating plan.
You’re going to enjoy this recipe whether you are eating to lose weight or maintain a healthy diet. It will leave you feeling full and in a good way!
Ingredients You’ll Need
Tortillas – The Weight Watchers wraps are a great option to use. You can always find other comparable low-calorie and low-carb options at your local store or online.
Romaine lettuce – Using romaine in wraps is a great idea. It holds its shape really well and won’t wilt quite as fast as other lettuce.
Cooked shredded chicken – Having cooked shredded chicken on hand is always a good idea. It’s excellent for salads and putting together wraps like these in a breeze.
Avocados – Avocados add fiber and healthy fats to the wrap. They pair really well with the chicken and creamy dressing.
Lemon – Adding lemon juice is going to help the avocado remain fresh. Plus, it adds the acidity that most dressings need.
You can always try using lime juice if you don’t have any lemons. Another alternative would be to use a splash of apple cider vinegar.
Red onion – Red onions are low calorie and full of health benefits that you might not get from other vegetables.
Parsley – Fresh herbs are a great, natural way to add flavor to dressings. In this case, it’s ok to use dried parsley if you do not have fresh.
Greek yogurt – Greek yogurt is a healthy way to provide a creamy base for the dressing. Be sure to find 0% fat Greek yogurt if you are watching your fat intake.
It’s ok to add a few drops of water if you find the yogurt is too thick to mix as a dressing.
Garlic powder – Garlic powder is a simple way to add garlic flavor to the dressing without fresh garlic. It adds a mild garlic flavor, unlike the new version, which would be much more robust.
Sea salt – Sea salt should always be in the kitchen!
How to Make Chicken Avocado Wrap
The wrap will come together pretty quickly once you have all of the ingredients together.
First, you’ll want to combine the shredded chicken, Greek yogurt, avocado, fresh parsley, lemon juice, red onions, garlic powder, and sea salt.
Then, lay the chopped romaine on the right side of the tortilla. Top the romaine with the chicken and avocado mixture.
Roll up each tortilla so that it’s nice and tight. This way, the ingredients won’t fall out, and they will be easier to cut in half.
Cut each wrap in half, and now they are ready to serve! Enjoy!
How Long Does a Chicken Wrap Last?
You could easily make these chicken wraps in the morning and have them for lunch. However, it’s not recommended to try and store them for much longer than a few hours.
If you did this, not only would the tortillas start to get a little soggy, but the avocado will begin to turn brown.
If you want to prep ahead so that you can have the wraps throughout the week – that’s doable! You can always prep some of the ingredients and store them separately in the fridge.
For example, you could make the chicken mixture ahead of time (without the avocados, add those before putting in the wrap) and cut up the lettuce.
Then just store them in air-tight containers, and you’ve already completed the most complicated steps.
Is Eating a Chicken Wrap Healthy?
Eating a chicken wrap is exceptionally healthy! And this is particularly the case with this recipe.
Each ingredient was selected purposely. Not only does each component add nutritional value, but the ingredients also contribute to losing weight.
You are taking progressive steps in a healthy eating journey when you use whole foods and choose the right ingredients.
There are few things about this wrap that make it incredibly healthy. Keep in mind, not all chicken wraps will be considered “healthy.”
You’ll want to make conscious decisions to keep the wrap healthy, low carb, and low calorie.
What to Put in a Wrap to Keep it Low Calorie?
Here is what sets this wrap apart when it comes to choosing healthy, low-calorie items:
- Using boiled chicken instead of fried chicken
- Utilizing Greek yogurt instead of sour cream or mayonnaise
- Choosing healthy tortillas instead of bread
- Adding healthy, flavorful fillers like avocado and fresh herbs
But what other items could you use to keep it low-calorie? There is a lot to choose from!
Here are some of the options:
- Scallions or green onions
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- 6 Wholemeal Weight Watcher tortillas
- 3 pieces of romaine lettuce (chopped)
Chicken Avocado Mixture
- 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
- 2 avocados (deseeded, diced)
- 2 tsp lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
- ¼ cup red onion (sliced)
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped)
- 1/4 cup greek yogurt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Combine shredded chicken, avocados, lemon juice, red onion, parsley, greek yogurt, garlic powder, and sea salt.
- Spread the tortilla wraps and place romaine lettuce to the right of the center. Cover with chicken avocado mixture.
- Roll the wrap up carefully, cut it in half and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 wraps Serving Size: 1 wrap
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2.9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11.4gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 412mgCarbohydrates: 28gNet Carbohydrates: 21.6gFiber: 6.4gSugar: 1.3gProtein: 17g
Nutritional values were obtained with automatic software using the amounts of products used. To get the most accurate representation of the nutritional values, you should calculate them with the actual ingredients used in your recipe. You are solely responsible for the nutritional information obtained to be accurate.