Easy Chicken Parmesan Wraps

~ These Easy Chicken Parmesan Wraps are a super-fast 15-minute meal! You can even make them completely ahead – and they’re freezable, too! Perfect for grab-n-go eating on the run! All the cheesy, saucy, comforting flavors of your favorite chicken parmesan casserole … yet so quick and simple! ~

This Recipe Is:     Ready in 30 Minutes or Less    Freezable  •  Make Ahead  

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Let’s all channel our inner third-grader and remember how we loved learning about adjectives. Because what’s better than a fun, little, unexpected, impromptu, (whoa – four adjectives right there!) grammar lesson? Right?!?! Yay, grammar!

Oh come on! Stop groaning and think … adjectives. Think … Chicken Parmesan adjectives. What comes to mind?

Maybe Ooey-Gooey, Cheesy Chicken Parmesan? (Good job!)

Or Saucy Chicken Parmesan …

Comforting Chicken Parmesan …

Baked Chicken Parmesan Casserole …

Now you’ve got it!

Easy Chicken Parmesan Wraps AD {www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com}So how about: On-the-go Chicken Parmesan, Make-ahead Chicken Parmesan, Hand-held Chicken Parmesan, 15-minute Chicken Parmesan? Whoa – hold up there! Say what??? That’s crazy talk!

When did an ooey-gooey, saucy, cheesy Chicken Parmesan Casserole become a 15-minute, hand-held, on-the-go, make-ahead recipe?!?!?

Today, friends. Today!

Not only do you get a free grammar lesson, but you also get a revolutionized, new-and-improved, perfect-for-busy-people version of Chicken Parm (with all the adjectives I can think of to throw at you along the way)!

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Stir the dry seasonings into the shredded chicken first, so they’re evenly distributed. Then stir in the sauce and fresh basil. Boom! We’re not kidding about 15-minute prep time here! Next, you just sprinkle on some cheese and spread your chicken on top before folding the whole thing up and giving it a quick sear. It’s just that easy!

These have all the best parts of a chicken parmesan casserole – the comforting Italian spices, zesty marinara, fresh basil, and melty cheese – wrapped up into one perfect meal!

To create this no-brainer, slam-dunk meal solution (did you see how I worked in a couple more compound adjectives on ya there?), we teamed up with Flatout Bread, as part of their #FlatoutIsMyCanvas campaign. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner – whether you’re sitting down as a family or grabbing an in-your-hand-and-out-the-door, keep-ya-full meal on the way to soccer practice.

So versatile!

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Make-Ahead Options!

  • Stir Up the Filling Ahead – You can shred your chicken and mix in the spices and marinara up to a day ahead, then cover and refrigerate your filling. I’d recommend not chopping and stirring in that gorgeous fresh basil until an hour or two ahead at most, but it won’t be the end of the world if you ignore me on that – your basil just won’t look as bright green and perky.
  • Stuff and Fold, Too! – If you’ve got the time, you can go even further, filling and folding your wraps ahead, too – again, up to about a day in advance. They keep perfectly in the fridge until you’re ready to pop them in the pan for that quick last-minute sear before serving. Here’s a no-fail way to fold ’em up so they seal tightly:
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With the right folding technique, all the cheesy-saucy wonderfulness is tucked safely inside the wrap, then seared tightly closed. Chicken Parmesan that’s practically mess-free! No kidding! Simply fold in the short ends first, then the sides, so all the filling in enclosed. Once they’re seared in a skillet, they’ll be tightly sealed shut!

  • Sear and Freeze (or Refrigerate) for Grab-n-Go – Wanna finish these completely – even searing them up – so you can take them for lunch or keep them on hand for grab-and-go meals? No problem! Just make these allllll the way through, including searing them in the pan. Wrap them individually and store them for up to a couple of days in the fridge or a couple of months in the freezer. Then, reheat as needed! That wonderfully seared exterior won’t be quite as crispy-crunchy when you reheat these in the microwave, but it’s almost as good. And this strategy makes for a stellar grab-and-go meal, full of lean protein and all those awesome whole grains from the Flatout Flatbreads!

But Whatever You Do … Don’t Skip the Sear!

You might think that, if you’re making these in advance … you can save five minutes and skip the searing step. Don’t do it! You know we’re all about saving steps at THK whenever possible, but this step is too important to skip, for two reasons.

First, although these will lose some of the crispiness if you sear them ahead and then refrigerate or freeze them for later, that searing step still creates a toastier flavor and a crunchier exterior that’s a better counterpoint to the soft, gooey, melty chicken and cheese inside.

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Plus, when you sear these, they magically seal closed, so the warm, cheesy filling doesn’t come cascading out all over your lap as you scarf lunch at your desk, or all over the back of your minivan as your son wolfs one down on the way to lacrosse practice.

Trust me … don’t skip the sear!

Shopping Tips

Pick Your Flavor and Stock Up – For this recipe, we love The Light Italian Herb Flatout … because, well, Italian … and Herb. I mean, if those adjectives don’t scream “serve me as a Chicken Parm Wrap!” then I’m not really sure what does. But hey, feel free to go all renegade on us and pick any Flatout flavor that strikes your fancy. We originally tested this with the Multigrain Flatout with Flax variety, which worked just fine, too. (But really … ItalianHerb … just sayin’.) And Flatouts freeze great, so grab extra when you see a sale and chuck them straight in the freezer until you need them. They defrost in a jiffy!

Easy Chicken – Two words here: Rotisserie. Chicken. As easy as easy gets. If you happen to be grilling or poaching chicken, though, you can always plan ahead for these wraps, and cook extra chicken to shred for the filling. Otherwise, rotisserie chicken is a true lifesaver. I’ve embraced the rotisserie idea with wild abandon … and highly encourage you to do the same. Time savings galore!

To see how these scrumptious wraps come together (in a flash!) … check out our quick video below, or (if you’re having trouble loading this on our mobile site) click HERE to watch it on YouTube …

So, what have we learned about adjectives today? That saucy, comforting, ooey-gooey-cheesy Chicken Parmesan can also be on-the-go, make-ahead, crazy-easy Chicken Parmesan Wraps!Chicken Parmesan Wraps AD {www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com}

And really, I’d say that’s about as deliciously fun as a grammar lesson can get!

Class dismissed!

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Easy Chicken Parmesan Wraps

Preparation 10 min. 2017-04-24T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 3-4 min. 2017-04-24T00:00:00+00:00
Serves Four wraps     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups roughly shredded, cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts (see note)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (make sure yours is a salt-free blend)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup your favorite marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 4 Flatout breads (we used Light Italian Herb)
  • 1 cup shredded, reduced-fat Italian cheese blend
  • Additional marinara sauce, warmed for dipping, if desired

Instructions

  1. Place shredded chicken in a medium bowl. Add Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper, and stir well to combine.
  2. Add marinara sauce and basil to chicken mixture, and stir to combine again.
  3. Optional: If you want your filling piping hot, you can microwave the chicken mixture at this point for about 60-90 seconds. (Even if you choose to skip this, your filling should still be pleasantly heated after the wraps are seared in the skillet in step 7. If you are prepping these as make-aheads, skip this optional step.)
  4. Lay 1 Flatout flatbread on work surface, and sprinkle ¼ cup of cheese down the center, leaving a large border all around the cheese. Spread ¼ of the chicken mixture (about a heaping ½ cup) on top of the cheese.
  5. Fold short ends of Flatout inward toward middle, and then fold long sides of Flatout inward toward middle, making a closed wrap.
  6. Repeat with the remaining 3 Flatout flatbreads, dividing the remaining cheese and the remaining chicken mixture evenly among them.
  7. Preheat a dry nonstick skillet over medium heat. Once preheated, add the wraps and cook on the first side until golden brown, about 1 ½ - 2 minutes. Flip wraps and cook on second side until golden, about another 1½ minutes.
  8. Serve with additional marinara sauce for dipping.

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Recipe Notes

Chicken: Nearly any boneless, skinless chicken breasts will work in this recipe, as long as they’re not overly flavorful from spices or marinades. Store-bought rotisserie chicken is a quick and easy option, or you can plan on cooking a couple of extra chicken breasts whenever you’re making chicken, so you have extra cooked chicken for this recipe without any extra work.

Make-ahead options: (1) As we detailed in the post, you can mix together the chicken filling up to a day ahead (although it's best, if possible, to wait until the last minute to chop and stir in the basil). Store the filling, covered, in the refrigerator until continuing. (2) You can also go further in the process and add the prepared chicken mixture and the cheese to the Flatout flatbreads, and then fold the wraps and store, individually wrapped in the refrigerator, for about a day before searing and serving. (3) Lastly, you can make these entirely, including searing them in the skillet, and then store them individually in the refrigerator (for up to about 2 days) or the freezer (for a couple of months). Briefly reheat in the microwave before serving.

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Easy Chicken Parmesan Wraps — 64 Comments

  1. Hello my name is Tracy sabb. I am going to try your sandwich first form of it looks absolutely delicious but where would I find that flat out bread and is it whole grain or whole wheat if it’s whole wheat I can’t have it I’m allergic to it. But I would love to find that flat out bread or can it be made with any type of flat out bread? Thank you

    • Hi Tracy! First, let me apologize for the delay in responding to your questions – my husband and kiddos have had a lot of time off lately, and I’m desperately trying to get caught back up on our blog now that they’re back to school and work! I’m so sorry!

      At any rate, Flatout offers lots of different options in terms of whole grain and whole wheat varieties (as well as some that I believe include only white flours, not whole grains, although I rarely use those). Although we particularly like the Light Italian Herb variety of flatbread in this wrap recipe, as it perfectly complements the chicken parmesan flavors, I really think that whichever variety works well for your dietary needs will be ok and still delicious in this wrap.

      I typically find Flatouts displayed near the deli section in my local grocery stores, rather than in the bread aisle. A couple of my local stores, though, actually display it with their in-house or specially-packaged baked items. If you’re having trouble finding a store that carries it, you could try using the Store Locator on Flatout’s web site or you can even use their Online Store.

      Regarding using some other type of flatbread – I guess that would depend – Flatouts are really thin, almost like tortillas, which makes them terrific for creating wrap sandwiches. I don’t think that some of the thicker, bulkier flatbreads I’ve seen would work as well in this recipe.

      I hope that helps, Tracy! ~Shelley

    • Hi Tia! Fun idea to throw in pepperoni for a little pizza flair! I’d definitely recommend a lower-fat turkey pepperoni to keep it a bit healthier. Sounds delicious – I think I just might have to try that next time, too! And hey – that totally reminded me of another recipe we have that you might like, for a 5-Minute Pepperoni Pizza Quesadilla. Hope you enjoy that one, too! 🙂 Have a great weekend! ~Shelley

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    • Hi Ashley! I’m so excited for you to try these Chicken Parmesan Wraps – they really are so, so yummy, and they’ve been off-the-charts popular ever since we posted them! Typically, at least in stores near me, I find Flatouts stocked near the deli section, rather than in the bread aisle. Here’s a link to their store locator that might help, too: http://www.flatoutbread.com/find-a-store/where-we-are/. And in terms of how long to microwave these wraps to reheat them from frozen: that will depend somewhat on how powerful your microwave is. For mine, I prefer to use 50% power for about 5-6 minutes. I like how the reduced power reheats more gently and evenly. Hope all of that helps – but definitely let me know if you have more questions! ~Shelley

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    • Hi Erin! Thanks so much for the question! Here’s the scoop about nutrition information here on our site:
      We’ve debated since the beginning of this blog whether or not we should supply nutrition info (and address it in our FAQ (HERE).

      Especially with Gretchen’s master’s degree in nutrition, she could easily have calculated that manually – plus there are loads of online calculators to use. However, for a variety of reasons, we have decided over and over again not to do that. One big reason is that we generally don’t specify exact brands (although on some occasions we need to), so the final nutritional profile of a recipe can vary widely, depending on the purchasing decisions our readers make. In the end, it could almost be a bit misleading to quote nutritional info, if readers make significantly different purchasing choices than we did in testing. Although that problem wouldn’t be a big issue with this specific Chicken Parmesan Wrap recipe (with the possible exception of the marinara you choose – there can be major variations in nutritional profile there), it could be for a lot of other recipes on our site. For example, the final nutritional profile of our most popular recipe ever – our very simple 3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos – could vary tremendously (particularly, in this case, the sodium) depending on which taco seasoning and which salsa someone purchases.

      My best suggestion would be to use your favorite online nutrition calculator, and plug in the exact brands you use to get the most accurate information. Do you subscribe to our newsletter? We just sent out a whole list of different recipe calculators in our newsletter yesterday. Too long to publish here (this is already such long answer! 🙂 ), but shoot me an email if you’re interested, and I can send that along for you!

      Also … having said all of this … I want you to know that we get questions like this from readers fairly often. I don’t know if you took our recent reader survey, but one of the questions we asked was about whether readers would like to see nutrition information – and based on the responses we got from that survey, we are once again re-evaluating this very good question and exploring how we may be able to offer nutrition information in a way that we can feel good about – a way that’s helpful and not potentially misleading. So stay tuned …

      Thanks so much for reaching out to us! Have a wonderful week! ~Shelley

  5. Shelley –

    These Flatouts are fantastic – can’t believe how well they sear up and hold together. I’ve been stuffing them with eggs, cheese and turkey sausage for breakfast – thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Sounds like the perfect wrap to me! And yes definitely never skip on the searing part — that;s the best part of the whole wrap! I love making oven roasted chicken, shredding it and then using it for all sorts of meals!

  7. Hi Shelley. I hope you’re getting on OK! 🙂
    What a brilliant idea these make-ahead wraps are. I love tasty grab-and-goes like this – in fact I just posted a grab-and-go myself.
    Thanks for all the great tips!

  8. These look so wonderful and I have all the ingredients for lunch today! I have the Flatout Bread. I have the lowcarb version and this will be so pleasing. I agree that the sear it so necessary. Yum.

    • Wonderful, Kim! I’m thrilled you’re making these! And clearly I’ve found another Flatout fan! Isn’t it so true that searing them somehow changes not only the texture (from so lovely and soft to more crunchy) but also changes the flavor, too?? It moves them from the perfect wrap for a deli lunch or maybe a gyro to almost a burrito or chimichanga – a whole different level of flavor and texture! Really just the perfect thing to hold portable Chicken Parmesan! ~Shelley

    • Thanks, Sharon! What a really sweet compliment! One of the awesome things about these Chicken Parmesan Wraps is that – even though they are so fast, easy and portable – they’re also so yummy that you don’t feel like you’re compromising just because you’re in a hurry! Enjoy! 🙂 ~Shelley

    • Me, too! I’ve invented so many different yummy uses for their wraps, and with so many flavors to choose from, it’s easy and really fun to get creative! 🙂 These Chicken Parmesan Wraps were the first time I’d really tried taking the “wrap” idea to a new level by searing them, and (wow!) it was such an epiphany moment. Really changes up the flavor of the Flatouts, in a deliciously new and toasty way! ~Shelley

    • This recipe really is a great lunch solution! I’m really and truly munching on one for lunch right now as I type this! I made a batch of these wraps a week or two ago and still had this one in the freezer … just warmed it up and – voila! – an awesome lunch! Mmmmmmm … I’m so happy! If only I could share it with you … 😉 ~Shelley

  9. This wrap looks delicious and should be quick to whip up too!
    In the picture, the side salad really rounded the meal out.

    • Yep! A tossed salad is a perfect way to quickly and easily round these out as a meal! And, if you’re on the run, even grabbing a banana or some carrot sticks to nibble alongside will net you great nutrition with no effort! As much as we love to sit down to meals together at least once a day if we can, sometimes you’ve just gotta grab and go – but we still try to make sure we do it nutritiously! 🙂 You’ll love these Chicken Parm Wraps – so excited to share them! 😀 ~Shelley

    • Oh, it just really makes me so happy to think of you sharing these with your family! They’re totally kiddo-approved! My own two are so excited whenever they find out it’s Chicken Parmesan Wrap night at our house – such a big payout for so little effort (yay! 🙂 )! And I just love the idea of serving these wraps as a party nibble – that’s such a perfect suggestion, especially for all those upcoming Super Bowl parties! ~Shelley

    • So true! Definitely a win-win! And really, if you’re a chicken parmesan fan, you’e gotta try these easy wraps! I just pulled one out of my freezer and warmed it in the microwave for a quick lunch. It’s sitting here next to me on a plate, all cheesy and ooey-gooey wonderful – I can’t wait for it to cool down just a bit! If only I could share a digital “bite” with you … right through the computer screen! 🙂 ~Shelley

  10. These look awesome! I love those Flaotout breads. So versatile. And, you can make these ahead and even freeze them, awesome! Perfect for me to make for the husband so he can pop one out and have lunch! Thanks for the recipe.

    • They really are awesome, even though they’re so ridiculously easy! On super-busy nights when I don’t have much time to cook, I still get happy little cheers from the kids when they find out I’m making these! 🙂 They’re a total hit! ~Shelley

    • I know, Meg – aren’t Flatouts just the best?!? I love working with their products – something I truly used before I ever started formally “working” with the company, because I truly like their products and feel good about serving all the protein, micronutrients, fiber and high-quality complex carbs to my family. Plus … they’re so darn versatile! And add some yummy chicken parm filling … it’s an unbeatable combo! Hope it made for a yummy lunch! ~Shelley

    • Wow – thanks, Kacey! I hope these help with your lunch dilemma – it can get so tedious trying to think of new things to pack (that they’ll actually eat!). I hope she loves these! They’re so great reheated in the microwave (with that wonderfully warm and gooey cheese! 😀 ), but I’ve honestly eaten them straight out of the fridge, too – so even if she doesn’t have access to a microwave, I think she’ll still enjoy them! ~Shelley

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