Chicken Wrap Recipe: Mediterranean Style

One cannot deny the appeal of chicken wraps. A perfect ensemble of grilled chicken, crisp vegetables, and flavorful sauces bundled in a soft tortilla makes a satisfying meal that is easy to make, customizable, and conveniently portable. With their infinite variations, chicken wraps have carved a global niche for themselves in the culinary world.

Among these, the Mediterranean-style chicken wrap holds a special place, embodying the signature flavors of the Mediterranean. Mediterranean-style cooking thrives on using fresh ingredients, lean proteins, and an array of aromatic herbs and spices, resulting in meals that are as nutritious as they are delicious. Here at Luna Grill, this is an approach that we deeply resonate with.

We’re committed to serving authentic Mediterranean flavors, and our chicken wraps are a testament to that promise. We believe in sourcing premium, non-GMO ingredients without preservatives to maintain the highest standards of quality, staying true to the Mediterranean tradition of using fresh, locally available produce.

Our chicken is marinated with a blend of spices, grilled to perfection, and tucked into wraps along with an array of fresh vegetables and sauces. The result is a hearty wrap that brings the Mediterranean to your palate.

Read on to find out how you can make your own version of this tasty dish!

How Did Chicken Wraps Become a Staple of Mediterranean Cuisine?

The story of how chicken wraps became a staple of Mediterranean cuisine dates back to the ancient times when flatbreads were used to scoop up food, making eating more convenient and utensil-free. Over time, these flatbreads evolved into convenient food carriers, with fillings rolled or wrapped, giving birth to the concept of “wraps.”

Chicken, a versatile protein that’s lean and easy to cook, became a popular choice for these wraps. The Mediterranean region, renowned for its grilled meats, found chicken wraps to be an ideal way to showcase their succulent, perfectly grilled chicken, flavored with characteristic Mediterranean herbs and spices.

Over the years, the humble chicken wrap underwent a culinary evolution. As Mediterranean cuisine spread globally, each region added its touch to the traditional wrap. What remained constant, however, was the essence of the dish: a simple, flavorful meal that encapsulates the spirit of the Mediterranean kitchen.

What Ingredients Do You Need for a Flavorful Mediterranean Chicken Wrap?

Creating a mouthwatering Mediterranean chicken wrap requires a detailed list of fresh, high-quality ingredients. Each ingredient adds to the wrap’s flavor profile and contributes to the health benefits inherent in Mediterranean cuisine. Each component plays a vital role, from lean, grilled chicken to fresh romaine lettuce and other vibrant vegetables.

For a satisfying Mediterranean chicken wrap, you will need the following ingredients:

  • ¼ cup Chopped Romaine & Baby Arugula (You can substitute this with a packaged spring mix)
  • ¼ cup Cucumber (De-seeded and chopped)
  • 4 Grape or Cherry Tomatoes (Sliced)
  • ½ cup Chicken Kabob (Grilled and diced into 1×1 cubes)
  • 1 TBSP Red Onion (Sliced)
  • 1 Pita Bread (Warmed up)

Next, you’ll need to prepare the tzatziki sauce, which is a signature sauce in Mediterranean cuisine, bringing together flavors that are tangy, creamy, and refreshing.

To make the tzatziki sauce, combine the following ingredients in a medium bowl:

  • 1 cup grated Persian cucumber
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 T extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp fresh minced dill (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 2 tsp fresh mint (1/2 tsp dried)
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Refrigerate the tzatziki sauce for at least an hour before serving to let the flavors meld together. This recipe should yield around 1 ½ to 2 cups of tzatziki sauce.

How Can You Prepare the Perfect Grilled Chicken for Your Wrap?

The quality of the chicken is key to achieving a delectable wrap. Whether you’re using rotisserie chicken, leftover chicken, or freshly cooked chicken breasts, ensuring it’s of the highest quality will significantly enhance the taste of your wrap.

Preparing the perfect grilled chicken for your wrap is a blend of careful preparation and mindful cooking:

  1. Start with boneless chicken, which cooks evenly and is easy to work with. The marination process is key to flavorful chicken. Here at Luna Grill, we marinate our chicken with a blend of spices like paprika and garlic powder, among others, and let it sit for some time. This allows the chicken to absorb the flavors, resulting in a more robust taste.
  2. After marination, it’s time to grill the chicken. Grilling over medium heat is the way to go. This allows the chicken to cook evenly without getting burnt on the outside. Grill the chicken until it’s nicely charred, juicy on the inside, and crispy on the outside. The total time for this may vary, so it’s important to keep an eye on your chicken while grilling.
  3. Once done, let the chicken rest for a while before cutting it into strips for the wrap. This resting period lets the juices redistribute throughout the chicken, keeping it moist and flavorful.

In all, the perfect Mediterranean-style grilled chicken wrap is an interplay of fresh ingredients, seasoned chicken, and mindful cooking. At Luna Grill, we strive to recreate this Mediterranean magic in our kitchens, one wrap at a time.

So the next time you crave a delicious wrap, consider visiting us at your local Luna Grill — where easy chicken wrap recipes come to life with authentic Mediterranean flavors.

How To Assemble Your Mediterranean Chicken Wrap?

Now, let’s move on to assembling your Mediterranean chicken wrap.

  1. Start by placing the warm pita on a flat surface and drizzling 1 TBSP of tzatziki sauce on top.
  2. Then, arrange the lettuce, cucumbers, tomato, chicken, and red onions on the pita bread.
  3. Drizzle the remaining tzatziki sauce over the ingredients.
  4. Bring together both sides of the pita to close it, using a piece of paper wrap to keep it closed if necessary.
  5. Voila! Your Mediterranean chicken wrap is ready to serve.

You can also explore various wrap variations to cater to specific dietary needs. For a low-carb or gluten-free option, consider using lettuce leaves to create a chicken lettuce wrap. Different types of tortillas, like flour tortilla wraps, can also be used as the base for your wrap if you’d prefer.

So go ahead and make your own Mediterranean chicken wrap, and savor the rich, authentic flavors of the Mediterranean!

How Can You Enhance Your Chicken Wrap With Delicious Add-Ons?

A chicken wrap is already a culinary delight in itself, but you can take it to new heights with some creative add-ons. The change in prep time is minimal, and the result is a flavor-packed meal perfect for any time of the day.

Try different sauces for a twist of flavor. For instance, ranch dressing can lend a tangy creaminess, while a dollop of sour cream can give your wrap a luscious richness. Or drizzle on some chipotle or a Mediterranean-inspired sauce for a real burst of Mediterranean essence.

Another way to elevate your chicken wrap is by introducing different cheeses. Cheddar cheese can add a sharp, savory depth to your wrap. Don’t forget the veggies too. Red onions can bring a pungent kick, and fresh cilantro can offer a refreshing note to balance the rich flavors.

Moreover, the versatility of a chicken wrap is such that you can turn it into a variety of different dishes, from a chicken Caesar wrap to a chicken shawarma wrap. You can always swap out flavors and opt for BBQ chicken or buffalo chicken wraps if your taste buds prefer those flavors.

What Is the Nutritional Information of Chicken Wraps?

Chicken wraps offer a flavorful bite and a treasure trove of essential nutrients. Pita bread, for example, is a good source of carbohydrates, which provide your body with energy. Grilled chicken is rich in protein and contains less cholesterol than many other meats, making it a heart-healthy choice.

Adding vegetables to your wrap introduces vitamins and minerals into your meal. For instance, lettuce and tomatoes contain vitamin A and vitamin C, both essential for supporting your immunity system and skin health.

If you choose to add avocado, you’ll get a healthy dose of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are good for heart health. Just be mindful of the potential for trans fats and saturated fats if you add high-fat dressings or cheeses.

How Can Chicken Wraps Fit Into Your Weeknight or Meal Prep Plan?

Chicken wraps can be a lifesaver for your weeknight dinners or lunch meal prep. They’re quick and easy recipes to make, and you can prepare the components ahead of time and assemble them later for an easy lunch or dinner.

Store your cooked chicken and cut veggies separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. When it’s time to eat, warm your chicken, assemble your wrap, and you’re ready to go.

Taste the Mediterranean

Here at Luna Grill, we’re committed to bringing the diverse flavors of the Mediterranean right to your table. Our dishes are crafted from authentic recipes and fresh, high-quality ingredients. We invite you to try these recipes at home, and when you’re ready to take a break from the kitchen, come visit us in person.

Experience our range of dishes, from the crisp and vibrant Mediterranean salad to our succulent, perfectly-grilled kabobs. Whether you’re a fan of a classic burrito, an exciting chicken ranch wrap, or a flavorful chicken wrap, there’s something for everyone.

So come and savor the Mediterranean with Luna Grill. Your taste buds will love the journey of flavors!


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