This Honey Mustard Chicken Wrap recipe is great to meal prep for a busy week ahead! The recipe makes four delicious, hearty chicken wraps with tangy honey musard sauce, fresh tomatoes, avocados, and spinach, and crispy bacon. A flavorful wrap to enjoy for an easy lunch or dinner.
Let me introduce you to a game-changer in the world of quick bites – Honey Mustard Chicken Wraps.
Juicy, tender chicken meets sweet and tangy honey mustard, all wrapped up for your taste buds to savor. It's the kind of meal that effortlessly combines gourmet goodness with the ease of a grab-and-go option.
Think of this chicken honey mustard wrap as your go-to solution for days when time is short, and flavor cravings are high. It's an easy chicken recipe where convenience meets culinary excellence in every delicious bite.
🌟 Why this recipe works
I can get a little obsessed with these honey mustard chicken wraps.
We don't share a lot of sandwich recipes or wrap recipes on here because, quite frankly, they can be a little boring. But not these chicken wraps!! These are anything but boring!
- Quick and Easy - Perfect for busy days, honey mustard chicken wraps are a speedy and hassle-free meal option.
- Portable - Wrapped in a tortilla, these wraps are a portable, grab-and-go meal. Perfect for lunches or picnics.
- Family-friendly - This is a family-friendly meal that the whole family will love!
- Versatility - The recipe has lots of room for creative customization based on your personal taste preference. See our suggestions below for various toppings, veggies, and even different types of wraps or tortillas.
- Balanced flavors - The combination of sweet honey and tangy Dijon mustard with salty bacon and fresh veggies creates a well-balanced flavor profile that appeals to a broad range of tastes.
- Meal prep friendly - Ideal for meal prepping, you can cook the chicken in advance, making it convenient for those on-the-go moments.
- Satisfying protein - The crispy chicken tenders provide a lean source of protein, keeping you feeling full and satisfied.
- Adaptable to dietary preferences - Easily adaptable for various dietary preferences, including gluten-free or low-carb options.
🛒 Ingredient notes
These are simple ingredients you can find easily in any local grocery store. And check out our substitutions and addition ideas below!
- Chicken - Use chicken breasts or chicken breast tenderloins for this.
- Tortillas - We love the soft flour tortillas for this chicken wrap recipe.
- Flour - Use all-purpose flour to coat the chicken.
- Panko bread crumbs - To add a satisfying crunch to every bite.
- Honey mustard sauce - Make your own homemade sauce (try our honey dijon mustard sauce recipe!) or use store-bought sauce.
- Sandwich fillings - we love the crunch of cooked bacon, healthy addition of spinach and fresh tomatoes, and creamy avocado.
- Cheese - Add shredded cheddar cheese.
- Kosher salt and black pepper
Substitutions and additional optional ingredients:
- Save time by using rotisserie chicken instead of making your own chicken tenders.
- Substitute boneless, skinless chicken thighs for the chicken breasts.
- Substitute plant-based chicken, applesauce for egg, and omit the bacon to make it a vegan wrap.
- Use corn tortillas, whole wheat tortillas, spinach tortillas, or gluten-free tortillas instead of flour tortillas.
- To make this gluten-free, use gluten-free tortillas and gluten-free breadcrumbs, and substitute almond flour for all-purpose flour.
- Use any leafy greens that you like.
- Substitute any yellow mustard or even Greek yogurt for the honey mustard dressing.
- Substitute any other shredded cheese, such as Swiss cheese, provolone cheese, mozzarella cheese, American cheese, or your favorite dairy-free shreds.
✅ Step-by-step instructions
You'll find the full list of ingredients, plus more detailed instructions, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. But here are some step-by-step photos to help you make this easy chicken wrap recipe!
- Season the chicken tenders.
- Dredge the chicken in flour.
- Dredge in egg.
- Then dredge in panko breadcrumbs.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
6. Cook chicken tenders in the skillet, taking care not to overcrowd the pan, about 4-5 minutes on each side. Cook just until the outside of the breading is golden brown, and the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F with an instant read thermometer.
Assemble the chicken wraps
Divide the ingredients into fourths to create four wraps. Place one wrap on a flat surface, like a sturdy cutting board or other clean work surface, and begin to assemble the chicken wraps.
7. Spread the creamy honey mustard sauce over a tortilla wrap.
8. Place some spinach leaves on top.
9. Using a sharp knife, slice the chicken tenders into small cubes.
10 - 13: Place a few pieces of chicken on top of the spinach.
14. Fold over one side of the tortilla wrap toward the middle, then fold up the ends, and finally fold in the other side toward the middle.
15. Readjust filling ingredients as needed to ensure the wrap is secure. Then slice in half with a sharp knife.
Repeat steps to create three more honey mustard chicken wraps.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
Absolutely! While our recipe includes a homemade honey mustard blend for that extra touch of freshness, store-bought honey mustard works just as well. Choose your favorite brand, or experiment with different ones to find the flavor profile that suits your taste buds.
Certainly! In fact, preparing the chicken in advance is a smart move for meal prepping. Cook the chicken, shred or slice it, and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you're ready to assemble your wraps, simply reheat the chicken, assemble your wrap, and enjoy a delicious, time-saving meal.
Store leftovers by wrapping them in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or place in an airtight container, and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
🍽 Serving ideas
The versatility of the honey mustard chicken allows you to get creative with sides that suit your preferences and dietary choices.
🍷 🥂 Wine pairings
Selecting the right wine to complement the flavors of honey mustard chicken wraps involves finding a balance that enhances the dish without overpowering it. Here are three wine options that pair well:
1. Chardonnay - The buttery notes of a oaked Chardonnay complement the richness of honey mustard and add a touch of elegance to the chicken. Look for a well-balanced Chardonnay with notes of citrus and a hint of vanilla for a delightful pairing.
2. Sauvignon Blanc - A crisp and acidic Sauvignon Blanc can cut through the sweetness of the honey mustard, providing a refreshing contrast. Its bright and citrusy profile, with hints of green apple and herbs, works well to balance the flavors in the wrap.
3. Pinot Noir - If you prefer red wine, opt for a light and fruity Pinot Noir. Its red berry flavors and gentle tannins won't overwhelm the delicate taste of the honey mustard chicken, creating a harmonious pairing that complements the dish without overshadowing it.
🍳 Kitchen tools and equipment
Ready to make this recipe? Here are the kitchen tools and equipment you'll need:
Honey Mustard Chicken Wrap
- 1 pound chicken tenders
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil plus more as needed to cook the chicken
- 4 flour tortillas
- ½ cup honey mustard sauce
- 1 cup packed spinach leaves
- 8 slices bacon, crumbled or sliced into small pieces
- 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 1 medium avocado, diced
- ½ cup shredded cheese (optional)
- Season both sides of chicken tenders evenly with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Prepare 3 shallow bowls. In one bowl, place the four. In the second bowl, place the lightly beaten egg. In the third bowl, place the panko breadcrumbs.
- Lightly dredge a chicken tender in the flour. Then dip into the egg. Then coat with the panko crumbs. Set aside, and repeat until all chicken are coated.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, cook each breaded chicken tender until a thermometer reads 165°F. This takes about 4-6 minutes on each side, depending on the size and thickness of each tender. You may need to work in batches. Once chicken is cooked, transfer to a clean plate and allow to rest while you prepare the other ingredients.
- Place one tortilla wrap onto a plate. Spread 1-2 Tablespoons of honey mustard sauce on the top side of the tortilla.
- Then place a few spinach leaves on top, in the center of the tortilla, leaving about and inch and a half to two inches of space around the side.
- Slice chicken tenders into small equal pieces. Sprinkle on top of the spinach.
- Top with bacon, tomatoes, and avocados.
- Optional: top with shredded cheese.
- Carefully fold the top and bottom of the tortilla up, fold in one side and proceed to roll to the other side, tucking in the top and bottom as needed along with way.
- With the crease side down, slice the wrap in half.
- Repeat to create the remaining three wraps. Serve with additional honey mustard sauce.
Nutrition information is a general estimate. Actual nutrition details may vary depending on the exact foods & brands you use to make this recipe. It does not take into account any substitutions, toppings, or optional ingredients.