BBQ Chicken Wraps

This recipe is one of my favorites because it’s so fast to make that I feel guilty calling it cooking when I’m making this. I stumbled across this recipe last year when I was grocery shopping and leafing through various recipe magazines looking for healthy recipes. I found this gem in “Our Best Diabetic Recipes 2013”. Delicious and under 300 calories per wrap. This is equally as good for lunch with a piece of fresh fruit or dinner with a veggie,

Don’t let the photo of the ingredients scare you. The rotisserie chicken is store-bought and is just a fast and simple way to get the 8 ounces of chicken you need for this recipe and have lots left over for other recipes or sandwiches. This recipe works well with turkey meat, so it is a perfect solution for leftover turkey during the upcoming holiday season!

Here are the ingredients you'll need to make the BBQ Chicken Wraps.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make the BBQ Chicken Wraps.

This recipe makes four servings (One wrap equals one serving and two wraps is a hearty portion for me. If you don’t want to make four wraps at one time, the broccoli slaw mix will keep for a few days in the refrigerator as well as the chicken so you can make another one or two wraps tomorrow or the day after).

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp bottled light ranch salad dressing

1 Tbsp light mayonnaise or salad dressing (I’ve made this with Spectrum’s Eggless Vegan Light Canola-based mayonnaise and Hellman’s Light Mayonnaise and at the end of the day, the caloric and nutritional differences aren’t that different.)

2 cups broccoli shredded slaw mix or coleslaw mix (I find my packaged broccoli slaw mix in the produce section at my grocery store)

4 8-inch whole grain flour tortillas (I say, live a little! I use low-carb garden veggie wraps. There are so many varieties of wraps and tortillas out there from which to choose).

2 Tbsp barbeque sauce (I use organic bbq sauce; try to use a sauce that is lower in sodium levels)

8 ounces cooked chicken breasts or turkey breasts shredded (I tear apart a store-bought rotisserie chicken because that’s a quick way to get exactly what I need but you can use leftover chicken or turkey meat as well. The pieces should be shredded into bite-size pieces.)

Directions:

Put the two cups of broccoli slaw in a large bowl.

This is what the broccoli slaw looks like
This is what the broccoli slaw looks like

Add the ranch dressing and mayonnaise into the slaw.

Adding the light ranch dressing to the slaw.
Adding the light ranch dressing to the slaw.

Mix the dressing and mayo into the slaw well.

the broccoli slaw has been dressed!
the broccoli slaw has been dressed!

Warm the tortillas for a few seconds in the microwave. Place one tortilla on a plate. Spread one-half a Tbsp. of barbeque sauce evenly in center of tortilla.

spread the barbeque sauce evenly in center of tortilla.
spread the barbeque sauce evenly in center of tortilla.

Top with two ounces of the shredded chicken,

Place two ounces of shredded chicken over the barbeque sauce
Place two ounces of shredded chicken over the barbeque sauce

Top the chicken with one-quarter of the broccoli slaw mixture.

Topping the chicken with the slaw.
Topping the chicken with the slaw.

Now get on with wrapping the tortilla and repeat the process!

The plated chicken wraps with fresh fruit.
The plated chicken wraps with fresh fruit.

Nutritional Breakdown:

Serving size: One wrap

Cal: 282; Total Fat: 6 g (Sat fat: 1 g);  Chol: 50 mg; sodium: 621 mg; Carb: 34 g; Protein: 23 g.

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  1. Easy and delicious recipe!

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