Southwest Chicken and Bacon Wraps

Southwest Chicken and Bacon Wraps

Marinated chicken, crispy bacon, creamy southwest ranch sauce, and veggies are all wrapped up in a warm tortilla for the BEST Southwest Chicken Wrap ever. These chicken wraps are my go-to recipe to drop off to a friend in need or as a meal for groups of people.

southwest chicken wraps cut in half on foil

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Ingredients Needed

A wrap is only as good as its ingredients, and these components pack a flavor punch.

  • Grilled Southwest Chicken Tenders – Key #1 to how good these wraps are this chicken marinade. You can marinate and grill the chicken tenders ahead of time.
  • Bacon – Key #2 to this mouthwatering wrap! Try our oven baked bacon for an easy method.
  • Southwest Ranch Sauce – Key #3 to making the best wrap of your life! You’ll want to double or triple this and use it for everything. So yummy!
  • Flour tortillas – I try to go with a whole grain wrap since it’s a little healthier. If you want to go gluten-free, corn tortillas or gluten-free wraps will work.
  • Shredded cheddar cheese – Try shredding your own cheese to avoid additives and for better texture.
  • Shredded lettuce – I like a crisp Romaine or green leaf lettuce.
  • Diced tomato
Southwest Chicken wrap, cut in half and being held in a hand

How to Make a Southwest Chicken Wrap

Ready for the best chicken wraps of your life? Ok then, lez go…

Marinate Chicken

In a gallon-sized freezer bag or container, add the chicken to the Southwest Chicken Marinade. Seal and marinate in the refrigerator for 2-24 hours.

southwest chicken tenders in freezer bag with marinade
baked bacon on a wire rack

Tip: This point in the recipe is the perfect time to prep the other ingredients. Bake bacon in the oven, make the Southwest Ranch Sauce, and chop your veggies, so it’s all ready to go.

Grill Chicken Tenders

Preheat grill to medium-high heat and clean the grates well. Grill for about 4-5 minutes per side, maybe longer depending on the thickness, until done. Chicken is done when it registers 165°F internally or has no more pink inside. Let chicken rest on a cutting board and then dice into bite-sized pieces. 

southwest chicken tenders on the grill

Assemble Wraps

To each tortilla, add some grilled chicken, bacon pieces, 2 tablespoons shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and 2 tablespoons Creamy Southwest Ranch Sauce. Roll up like a burrito. Serve more Creamy Southwest Ranch Sauce on the side for dipping, if desired.

Southwest chicken wrap being assembled

What to Serve with Southwest Chicken Wraps

Round out your meal with some of these side dishes.

How to Make It a Freezer Meal Kit

You can for sure make this into a freezer meal! Every time I make it, I double it and make one a freezer meal for another dinner. Your future self will thank you. 🙂

Freeze For Later: Package the following items individually in freezer bags and freeze them together as a kit:

Prepare From Frozen: You’ll need Creamy Southwest Ranch Sauce, shredded lettuce, and diced tomatoes on hand to complete this meal. Thaw the meal kit in the refrigerator overnight. Follow the recipe beginning with Step 2.

Southwest chicken wraps packaged as a freezer meal

This also makes a wonderful meal to prep ahead as a kit and take to someone in need. I also include some tortilla chips and Guacamole, Classic Fruit Salad, and Powerball Cookies for a semi-healthy and delicious meal.

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Southwest chicken wraps cut open and face up
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Southwest Chicken and Bacon Wraps

This Southwest Chicken Wrap recipe with bacon is packed with flavor and a total crowd pleaser.

Yield: 8 large wraps
Prep: 2 hoursCook: 14 minutesTotal: 2 hours 14 minutes
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Ingredients

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Instructions

Make It Now:

  1. Marinate the Chicken: In a gallon-sized freezer bag or container, add the chicken to the Southwest Chicken Marinade. Seal and marinate in the refrigerator for 2-24 hours. Tip: This is the perfect time to prep the other ingredients like bake bacon in the oven, make the Southwest Ranch Sauce, and chop your veggies, so it’s all ready to go.
  2. Grill the Chicken:  Preheat grill to medium-high heat and clean the grates well. Grill for about 4-5 minutes per side, maybe longer depending on the thickness, until done. Chicken is done when it registers 165°F internally or has no more pink inside. Let chicken rest on a cutting board and then dice into bite-sized pieces. 
  3. Assemble the Wrap: To each tortilla, add some grilled chicken, bacon pieces, 2 tablespoons shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and 2 tablespoons Creamy Southwest Ranch Sauce. Roll up like a burrito. Serve more Creamy Southwest Ranch Sauce on the side for dipping, if desired.

Freeze For Later: Package the following items individually in freezer bags and freeze them together as a kit: uncooked chicken tenders in the Southwest Chicken Marinade, cooked bacon pieces, shredded cheese, and tortillas. (Here are tips for freezing tortillas.)

Prepare From Frozen: You’ll need Creamy Southwest Ranch Sauce, shredded lettuce, and diced tomatoes on hand to complete this meal. Thaw the meal kit in the refrigerator overnight. Follow Steps 2-3.


Notes/Tips

  • How to Know If Chicken Is Done: Chicken is done when it reaches 165°F internal temperature. (A digital meat thermometer is a must to help cook chicken perfectly.

  • How to Bake Chicken Tenders in Oven: Preheat oven to 400°F. Place chicken breasts in a casserole dish or on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake uncovered for about 15 minutes, until done.

  • Subbing Chicken Breasts: If using chicken breasts instead of tenders, pound out chicken breasts to about 3/4 inch thick (or cut it in half lengthwise) to help with fast and even grilling. Or bake the full chicken breasts at 400°F for 20-25 minutes, until done.
  • Where We Get Our Chicken and Bacon: We get our meat from ButcherBox. The bacon is uncured, contains no sugar, and is absolutely delicious! The chicken is organic and curated from small, trusted farms. We highly recommend this service to source healthy meat and have used it for years ourselves.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 8 wraps

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© Author: Rachel Tiemeyer
Cuisine: Southwest Method: Stove Top

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