January 16, 2012

Whole Wheat Grilled Chicken Wrap with Bacon

I don't know about you, but sometimes figuring out what to have for lunch can be a daunting task. Around these parts we have sandwiches, salads, or leftovers. Lately I've been making lots of salads to reach my veggie quota, but I've also turned to whole wheat pita bread.

It's really hard to photograph a wrap. How do the great food bloggers do it?

I constantly have lettuce, chicken, and cheese in the house. Those are essentials in my kitchen. Without them I'd be lost, especially without cheese. This week I had bacon in the produce drawer too, a rare commodity. As much as I love bacon, I try not to buy it too often or I'll put it into everything we eat. Which is exactly what I did this week. Oops.

What I love about wraps is how customizable they are. You can change them up so often it's hard to get bored of them. In this wrap I've got grilled chicken strips, bacon, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and honey mustard dressing. This isn't really a recipe, more of an idea of something new to have for lunch, in cause you've been struggling. I'm thinking of trying shrimp next!

Grilled Chicken Pita

Whole wheat pita bread
2 slices of bacon, cooked
Grilled chicken strips, cooked (I buy a bag of them at Costco already prepared)
Head of romaine lettuce
4 cherry tomatoes, halved
Shredded mozzarella cheese

Honey Mustard Dressing

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey mustard
Squeeze of lemon juice

Heat up pita bread in the microwave for 20 seconds. Fry bacon in a skillet and drain. Using the same skillet reheat grilled chicken strips, flipping over when starting to turn brown. Layer lettuce, bacon, tomatoes, shredded cheese, and chicken. To make dressing, combine olive oil, honey mustard, and lemon juice in a bowl. Whisk to combine. Pour over wrap contents and enjoy!

What do you like to have for lunch?


  1. I love wraps and this one looks fabulous! PS: We should try to get together soon now that the holidays are over and things are calming down (a little).

  2. I'm not sure which is more daunting for me -- lunch... or dinner! both stump me sometimes ;) This looks like a perfect lunch to send my husband to work with!!!! I hate giving him cold cuts b/c of all the additives and this would rock his socks off! thanks! <3


    1. You're right, lunch and dinner do stump me! Why is breakfast so easy? :)

  3. This sounds so good! I always struggle to find something good for lunch. Lately I've been eating soup, but I'm tired of that now. Maybe I'll do wraps next! :)

    1. I don't know why I haven't realized how great wraps are until now! Hope you try them. :)

  4. Christina,
    I love wraps (especially with bacon!). I will admit that photographing one is quite daunting (and frustrating). Some things taste so good and yet aren't all that pretty.

    For lunch tomorrow I made a cold quinoa salad with lots of diced veggies and a lime dressing. Smells really good and its an easy way for me to get loads of nutrients (so I can eat my homemade brownie with little to no guilt). ;)


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