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Leftover Roast Chicken and Avocado Wraps

Leftover Roast Chicken and Avocado Wraps

Leftover Roast Chicken and Avocado Wraps are an ingenious way to breathe new life into leftover roast chicken while crafting a fresh, healthy meal bursting with flavors and textures. With minimal effort, you can transform your leftover chicken into a handheld feast packed with nutrition.
These easy wraps begin with hearty whole wheat tortillas, providing a sturdy base and nutty flavor. Next, tender pieces of leftover roast chicken get nested into the tortilla, offering a boost of protein. The chicken gets topped with smooth, creamy avocado slices that lend richness and cooling contrast. Finally, juicy tomato offers crunch and sweetness to round out each bite.
With just a few minutes of assembly, these wraps reinvent leftovers into a satisfying new creation. The interplay of flavors and textures in each bite is delightful – rich avocado, juicy tomato, nutty tortilla and savory chicken. The red onion and cilantro pull everything together, elevating these wraps to new heights of flavor.
These crave-worthy wraps are equally delicious for lunch or dinner. Their portability also makes them ideal for healthy, on-the-go meals. This recipe proves just how easy it is to transform leftover roast chicken into a fresh, nutritious meal that feels like a gourmet restaurant creation. A few simple ingredients and a dash of creativity turn leftovers into something special.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 cups leftover roast chicken, shredded
  • 2 ripe avocados, sliced
  • 4 large tortilla wraps
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp ground cumin (my secret ingredient for a unique twist)


  • In a bowl, combine the shredded roast chicken and ground cumin. Toss to evenly coat the chicken with the spice.
  • Lay out each tortilla wrap on a clean surface.
  • Place sliced avocado in the center of each wrap, followed by the seasoned roast chicken.
  • Add halved cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion, and fresh cilantro leaves on top of the chicken.
  • Drizzle the lime juice over the ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Fold in the sides of the tortilla and then roll it up tightly, securing it with a toothpick if needed.
  • Slice each wrap in half diagonally and serve immediately.


Cooking Tips for the Best Results:

  1. Use ripe avocados for that creamy texture and rich flavor. You’ll know they’re ready when they yield slightly to gentle pressure.
  2. Don’t skip the ground cumin; it adds a warm, earthy flavor that pairs perfectly with the roast chicken and avocado.
  3. If you want a touch of heat, consider adding a few slices of jalapeño pepper or a dash of hot sauce to your wraps.
  4. Customize your wraps with additional ingredients like shredded cheese, black beans, or a dollop of Greek yogurt for added creaminess.
  5. To keep the wraps fresh and prevent them from getting soggy, place a damp paper towel over them when storing in the refrigerator.

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FAQs about the Leftover Roast Chicken and Avocado Wraps Recipe

Can I use any type of tortilla wraps?

Absolutely! You can choose whole wheat, spinach, or even gluten-free tortilla wraps based on your dietary preferences.

Can I make these wraps ahead of time?

While it’s best to assemble them just before serving to maintain freshness, you can prepare the ingredients in advance and assemble them quickly when you’re ready to eat.

What can I substitute for cilantro if I don’t like it?

You can use fresh parsley or basil for a different herbaceous flavor.

Can I add more veggies to these wraps?

Certainly! Feel free to include ingredients like shredded lettuce, bell peppers, or cucumbers for added crunch and freshness.

How do I prevent the avocado from turning brown?

Drizzling lime juice over the avocado slices not only adds flavor but also helps prevent them from browning too quickly.

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