Creamy Avocado Chicken Wrap - Quick and Easy Recipe using Leftover Chicken

What's Cooking?

Have you ever looked in your cupboard or the fridge and thought there is nothing to eat, even though it wasn't too long since you went grocery shopping and technically you are stocked up on food?

Have you ever gotten sick of the same old lunch menus and dinner menus over and over again?

Well then you are in luck. If you are looking for recipe ideas that will bring something new to the table, whether you are cooking from scratch or looking to use some leftovers, you have come to the right spot.

Creamy Avocado Chicken Wrap

Cut in half or eaten whole, this is a delicious recipe you just won't be able to get enough of!
Cut in half or eaten whole, this is a delicious recipe you just won't be able to get enough of! | Source

GT Express - Get it!

Good Times Xpress Redi Set Go **WITH 4 BONUS PANS**
Good Times Xpress Redi Set Go **WITH 4 BONUS PANS**

The original is no longer available brand new. However, here is the updated edition of the GT Express. With the different pans that can be used the foods prepared are only limited by your imagination. Perfect for those who are cooking for one or two. Makes a perfect gift.

 

All Wrapped Up In A New Creation

I get bored with food selections easily, so as I was trying to figure out what to eat for lunch, I had a realization - nothing sounded appetizing. I was sick of the same old meals over and over again. I was sick of consuming the same old leftovers. I was sick of eating stuff just to eat.

Unfortunately, we all have to eat, so skipping this mundane task is not really an option. After all, food is what fuels us and if we want to keep going, we need to eat. So, i was on the search for more leftovers. Yuck!

Then I realized I had a whole bunch of avocados sitting out, only days away from going bad. I decided to mix them with some chicken. I always have cheese in the house - Hello - I am from Wisconsin! So that would add to it. And then I realized I had some leftover sour cream, which is rarely the case! If I mixed all that together and grabbed out my GT Xpress, and with that I knew I could come up with something good.

Now my GT Xpress comes from a Christmas gift several years ago. In fact, I got three of them that Christmas. I guess I was pretty insistent. I saw it on TV and I knew I had to have it. However, that particular model no longer exists. But an updated version does and even though mine had been collecting dust, I finally pulled it out again and I am so happy I did.

I have used my GT Xpress over and over again. Not only is it great for wraps but it is great for other stuff as well. However, for this meal, while I did use the GT Xpress, it can also be done without it.

So, go ahead and give this a try. You won't regret it. While I originally came up with this because I was sick of the same old sandwiches for lunch, I have also started making this as a quick and easy dinner. It is so easy to prepare, you will feel like you have a gourmet chef without all the work!

Rate It!

5 stars from 4 ratings of Creamy Avocado Chicken Wrap

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 7 min
Ready in: 12 min
Yields: Serves 2 people one wrap each

Get your stuff together

Getting all your ingredients together can ensure you aren't missing anything.
Getting all your ingredients together can ensure you aren't missing anything. | Source

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 5 oz. Chicken breast, shredded or chunked
  • 2 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 medium avocado, mashed
  • 1/4 cup Mexican Cheese, Shredded, divided
  • 2 TBSP Sour Cream, divided

The Inside Scoop

An avocado cut in half.
An avocado cut in half. | Source
Put the avocado in a bowl and mash it up!
Put the avocado in a bowl and mash it up! | Source
After the avocado has been mashed, shred the chicken into smaller pieces and mix together.
After the avocado has been mashed, shred the chicken into smaller pieces and mix together. | Source
Lay out your tortillas and divide the mixture between the two.
Lay out your tortillas and divide the mixture between the two. | Source
Add some cheese and a tablespoon of whipped cream before rolling.
Add some cheese and a tablespoon of whipped cream before rolling. | Source
Grease the GT Xpress and place your rolled wraps inside the chamber.
Grease the GT Xpress and place your rolled wraps inside the chamber. | Source
Close the lid and the GT Xpress does the rest for you!
Close the lid and the GT Xpress does the rest for you! | Source
Once the tortilla is browned and the insides are warm, you are ready for a delicious meal!
Once the tortilla is browned and the insides are warm, you are ready for a delicious meal! | Source

Let's Get Started

  1. Make sure you get all your ingredients together. I like to set them aside so they are easy access. This also helps me to see if I have anything missing.
  2. Get a rip avocado and cut it in half. A ripe avocado should have a little bit of give when you push on the skin, but shouldn't be mushy. If it is mushy, it is too ripe. If it is too hard, it isn't ready.
  3. Scoop out the pit in the middle of the avocado. Use a spoon or a special avocado tool to scoop out all the insides of the avocado out of the skin and place in bowl.
  4. Mash up the avocado using a fork or a potato masher.
  5. Get a piece of grilled chicken breast. If you have leftover chicken breast available, this is the perfect recipe to use it up. However, if you don't have any, feel free to grill it up beforehand. Just make sure to cool it down first so you don't burn yourself.
  6. Shred the chicken into smaller pieces and place in bowl of mashed up avocado.
  7. Mix chicken and avocado together.
  8. Lay out two flour tortillas.
  9. Divide the contents of the bowl and place on flour tortillas.
  10. Top off with shredded cheese and sour cream.
  11. Fold tortilla in a wrap by tucking in the sides and rolling.
  12. For this recipe I used a GT Express. I got this as a gift several years ago. However, the original is no longer available. The Express Redi Set Go is a great option for making wraps. It has several other functions as well and if you make a lot of wraps it is a wise investment.
  13. Spray GT Express with nonstick cooking spray and plug in to heat up. If you don't have a kitchen gadget like this, feel free to heat your wrap up on the stove.
  14. Close lid and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, checking toward the end to make sure you don't burn the tortilla.
  15. If cooking in a pan, heat both sides until the outside of the tortilla is brown. (This however might increase cooking time.) You may choose to also secure your wrap with a toothpick if using a pan so the insides don't fall out.
  16. Once the tortilla has been browned on the outside and is warm on the inside, you are ready to eat. Remove from the GT Express and place on a plate.
  17. Enjoy!

Dig in!

This quick and easy meal idea will have you eating in no time.
This quick and easy meal idea will have you eating in no time. | Source

Get the Facts!

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 344
Calories from Fat171
% Daily Value *
Fat 19 g29%
Carbohydrates 25 g8%
Protein 20 g40%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

It's a wrap!

The first time I tasted this I was beyond pleased. It seemed to melt in my mouth and instantly I was craving it again. Naturally, I bragged about this to my husband, and since we still had some leftover avocados, I decided to make it again, this time for dinner, and let him taste test it as well.

The second time I made this, we had to grill the chicken up beforehand since we didn't have any leftovers. That, of course, increased the prep time, but the outcome was just the same. My husband even seasoned the chicken with a little lime.

Now, this wrap is full of healthy, good for you food. So, while it might be a little high in calories for only one wrap, it is well worth it. In the past, avocados have received a bad wrap for being high in fat, however the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages. Not only are avocados high in fiber, the monosaturated fats in avocados contain oleic acid, which has been found to improve fat levels in the body and help control diabetes, according to an article on the Nutritional Benefits of Avocados by Essortment. They are also helpful in lowering cholesterol level and preventing certain types of cancers and heart disease. As if this isn't enough of a benefit, this helpful food is also a great way to get more potassium in your diet!

If you prepare one wrap and add a salad to the side, you have a very fulfilling and healthy meal. I have made this several times now, and I have even purposefully bought the ingredients again so I can put it on the menu each week. I know with this mixture I am getting a satisfying meal with healthy ingredients. Although I will admit, there must be something addictive in it since I can't seem to get enough!

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About the Author

Barbergirl28 is a wife of 12 years and a stay-at-home mom of two beautiful girls and one handsome little boy. After high school, she joined the Army to become a photojournalist. To this day, she continues to have a passion for writing and photography. After leaving the military, she obtained a license in Cosmetology and also studied Massage Therapy. Her passions include writing, photography, cooking, crafts, health, and fitness. Currently, she is working on a book and freelancing at Hubpages.

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Comments 48 comments

Julie DeNeen profile image

Julie DeNeen 4 years ago from Clinton CT

This looks soooo good. I'm so into avocados. I make guacamole every other day! Voting up!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

These sound really good. Lately when I've had avocados I've been hoarding them to myself.... shhhh don't tell anyone okay :) If you saw the price and the size of the ones we get here up in the great white north you'd understand. Seriously though the only time my family will eat avocados is when I make them into guacamole. So most of the time they sit there until I eat them. I will often cut them open sprinkle garlic powder on them and eat them or put them on a sandwich. Can you tell I love avocados?

Will be trying this recipe soon. I think this will work well on my George Forman Grill.

Voting up, pinning and sharing.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Julie DeNeen - I bet if you added the guacomole seasoning to these wraps it would give them a bit of a quick. I love the stuff, but I admit I don't make it very often because I am not a big chip eater. But when I do make the stuff, I just can't seem to get enough. Lately, I seem to be having a love affair with avocados! :)


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

I am in the majority it looks and agree that this looks delicious. I have pinned this, because we too always have chicken in the house and cheese too. Definitely going to try your recipe. Have also shared and voted too!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Just Ask Susan - I love avocados too and lately we have been finding such a good deal on them when we have been going to Sam's club. So there are 5 in a bag. The downside is, once they become ready to use, you have to eat all 5 relatively close together. But I am okay with that... now.... if only I had some croissants. Those are great with avocados.

I will admit though we are pretty lucky. Avocados are readily available here in California. Not so much in Wisconsin. Just out of curiousity - what is the price of them over there?


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Janine Huldie - This is so delicious. I hope you like it as much as I do. In fact, I am just waiting for my avocados to ripen a little more and then I am going to be making this! :)


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Please... please,please do not post recipes this delicious! Just kidding (except about delicious part) :))


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Mhatter99 - Oh no worries about that... I got another one coming up shortly that I just made the other day. It was completely different - except for the delicious part!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

They usually run between 1.50 - 2.00 each.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Oh yeah, those look good and healthy! Thank you for the wonderful recipe! :) #1


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

This actually sounds really good. I've never had avocados because I don't know what to do with them, although I know they are very healthy! I've wanted to try something with them for a while now. I think you have given me the perfect thing to try them for!!! Darrel would just love them and we have been looking for something easy and yet healthy like this to add to our diet as well! Perfect and thank you for sharing!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Oh my! We love avocadoes and like every good Wisconsin born girl...we have cheese in the house. In fact, with our Costco grilled chicken strips in the freezer and easy to bake in the toaster oven...I have all of the ingredients on hand to make these chicken wraps soon. Only thing missing is the GT Express. Never even heard of it...but I'll punt and get it done another way. Voted up, useful...gave you 5 stars and will tweet.


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

I love anything with avocado and it's supposed to melt belly fat too! woohoo!

I like what you've done with the 'About the Author' capsule. Great photo.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

It is rare, Stacy, that I do not have leftover chicken on hand - well, actually in the fridge - so this recipe will come in handy. Thank you.


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

This sounds amazing, I love avocados.. will have to bookmark for future reference..thank you for sharing :)


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Yummy! I have to try this one as I have not eaten a wrap with avocado. Thanks for sharing.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Just Ask Susan - That's pricey - no wonder you don't like to share! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@TToombs08 - Oh yeah... they are... I lost track of how many times I have made these since I even published this hub! Yummy!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@mythicalstorm273 - This is delicious. I have to admit, avocados are unique and not everybody will like them, but I am beyond addicted. And the best part is, this is a quick and easy meal for you to make, especially since I know that you have the GT express! :) Now add it to your shopping list and let me know what you think of it! :)


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

I am very fond of wraps with both vegetables and meat in them! Your tasty recipe made me want to try it soon. Helpful instructions with drool-worthy photos! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up, socially shared & pinned


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Peggy W - It is funny that you mentioned cheese. Yesterday I was eating Ramen and I put cheese in it. My husband was making fun of me... I was like... hey, I am from Wisconsin! Hope you get a chance to try this. It tastes absolutely delicious!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Austinstar - It really is a win win.... tastes great and chases away the fat. Thanks - I was wondering if anybody was noticing the About the Author capsule. I stole the idea from Julie cause I liked it so much. Now all I need to do is find the time to add it to all the hubs I have already done! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@drbj - Glad this recipe will come in hand. I have to purposefully have leftover chicken. But I will gladly make extra just to have this! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Jamie Brock - This is amazing. Hope you get a chance to try it soon! They are amazing!


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Trish303 4 years ago from Springfield, MO

That looks so good I love avocado. Voted up for awesome.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Thelma Alberts - It's delicious! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do around here! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@ishwaryaa22 - Just looking at the photos all over again makes me want to make this for lunch today! Yummy - hope you enjoy this soon!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Trish303 - Thank you so much - it is pretty amazing. Hope you try it soon! :)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

This does look great - I love avacados and I could easily use this recipe when I shred a chicken for another one. I always have too much chicken left over so I usually make a chicken salad. Next time I will do this!

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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@RealHousewife - I am such a fan of recipes with few ingredients and this one is so simple it is a winner in any housewifes book. I am sure that you guys will love this over at your house. Now, if only I could get my kids to try the avocados! :)


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europewalker 4 years ago

I love avocados and chicken so this will work for me. Great recipe, thanks for sharing:)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@europewalker - It really is a brilliant combination. Hope you enjoy it!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

This looks really good. I love all of these ingredients. Thanks for sharing this, I am going to give this a try. It is so simple!


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sen.sush23 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

Lovely recipe..and the best part is, preparation and cook time is minimal. It also gives me ideas on other replacements for the avocado- if needed. Voted up and sharing.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@tammyswallow - This is such an amazingly simple recipe and I am sure you will love it. Hope you get a chance to taste it soon! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@sen.sush23 - This is a great recipe. Sadly, I haven't had the chance to make these lately as I used all of my avocados up. Just looking at the pictures makes my mouth drool! :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Made your creamy avocado chicken wraps and they were really, really, really good! Had to let you know that I also shared them, even though I didn't want to :)


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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

This looks absolutely delicious! Gonna have to try this soon. Voted up!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Just Ask Susan - I have to let you know that I usually make this when I am at home all by myself for lunch - this way I am assured that I do not have to share them! :) But I will admit I don't mind sharing them because they are such a quick and easy meal to make!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Glimmer Twin Fan - Oh it is... I hope you enjoy this as much as I do! :)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Very nice. always looking for stuff to do with left overs! I'll give this a try!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@PDXKaraokeGuy - This is so yummy... hope you enjoy it! :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

I am always trying to find something new for lunches. I am sick of lunch meat sandwiches and french bread pizza! This sounds so delicious! I keep frozen chicken breast in the freezer all the time and I almost always have tortillas in the fridge. I love avocados and sour cream together, adding chicken to the mix just sounds awesome. I will be buying avocados next trip to the store! I have a George Foreman grill which will do a great job on the chicken as well as the wrap. You came along just in time! I was about to announce that this restaurant would be closed for lunch from now on! Voting this up and yummy! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@sgbrown - This is one of my favorite lunches. In fact, I think I am going to have to get the ingredients for this the next time I go to the store. Hope you enjoy it as well! :)


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Brett.Tesol 3 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Having just written about detox foods, I found this to be interesting, as avocados are so healthy. This recipe is also easy to follow and looks VERY tasty.

Shared, up and useful.


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Sneha Sunny 3 years ago from India

Wow.... Looks delicious and seems a "must try" dish! Very interesting! :)


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barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Brett.Tesol - Whenever I catch avocados on sale, I am always making this wrap. It is wonderful!


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barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Sneha Sunny - It is absolutely a must try. Hope you get to taste it soon!

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