Asian Chicken Wraps

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Spice up a boring lunch or dinner routine with these incredible Asian Chicken Wraps! These wraps are not only downright delicious, but they also boast an exciting array of textures that will leave you craving more. From crispy breaded chicken strips to crunchy broccoli slaw and the crispy chow mein noodles, every bite of these wraps is a delight. Plus, with a quick and easy dressing made with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, these wraps are a breeze to make. 

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Asian Chicken Wraps

One of the best things about Asian Chicken Wraps is just how quick and easy they are to make, thanks in large part to a clever shortcut: using store-bought frozen crispy chicken tenders instead of making our own from scratch. Not only does this save time, but it also ensures that our wraps have perfectly crispy chicken every time.

So while we’re waiting for the chicken to cook in the oven or air fryer, we can whip up the simple sauce to toss with the broccoli slaw. Then, when the chicken is done, all that’s left is to assemble the wraps! And voila! In just a few minutes, we have a delicious and satisfying meal that’s packed with flavor and texture. 

Ingredient shot-- image of all the ingredients used in the dressing

Sauce In These Asian Chicken Wraps

  • Mayonnaise. We recommend using Hellman’s/Best Foods® mayo as it has a robust flavor without being too sweet.
  • Dijon mustard. Use Dijon mustard as it has a distinct flavor that’s different from yellow mustard. Grey Poupon® Dijon is our favorite.
  • Sesame oil. Toasted sesame oil is the “secret” ingredient in the sauce, delivering an authentic and delicious flavor. Look for it in the Asian ingredients section of the grocery store. We love the flavor of toasted sesame oil best
  • Rice vinegar. Rice vinegar is an essential component of the sauce, providing a subtle tang that balances the flavors. If you see a label that says “rice wine vinegar,” it’s the same thing.
  • Honey. Add honey to the sauce slowly and to taste, especially if you’re concerned about the sweetness level. We prefer a sweeter sauce, but adjust the honey to your liking.

QUICK TIP

This sauce mixes best by being thoroughly combined with a small whisk instead of being stirred with a spoon or fork.

Process shots of Asian Chicken Wraps-- images of the dressing being mixed together and it being added to the broccoli slaw

Quick Slaw

In these Asian Chicken Wraps, we start with a quick slaw. It’s simply broccoli slaw tossed with the creamy sauce discussed above.

If you aren’t familiar with broccoli slaw, it is a type of coleslaw made with shredded raw broccoli stalks, rather than cabbage. It’s a great alternative for those who prefer the taste and texture of broccoli over cabbage. Broccoli slaw has a crunchy texture and a slightly sweet flavor,

Typically, broccoli slaw can be found pre-packaged in the produce section of most grocery stores, or you can easily make your own by shredding broccoli stalks with a box grater or a food processor.

Process shots-- images of the ingredients used in the wrap

Crispy Chicken Tenders

Using frozen chicken tenders in this Asian Chicken Wraps recipe is a great time-saving hack that still delivers a tasty meal, since you can skip the step of breading and frying the chicken from scratch. And that’s the messy part! Instead, simply follow the package directions to cook the chicken either in the oven or in the air fryer.

Taste of Home® shares the best chicken to use for this recipe, and we prefer to use Tyson’s® crispy chicken strips for these wraps. When preparing the chicken, we recommend baking or air frying the chicken tenders instead of microwaving them. Air frying is our favorite method–it’s quick, doesn’t require preheating the oven, and yields the best texture. After cooking, allow the chicken tenders to cool slightly before adding them to the wraps.

Process shots of Asian Chicken Wraps-- images of the chicken strips being air fried

Other Wrap Ingredients

Here are the remaining ingredients for these Asian Chicken Wraps, in addition to the sauce, broccoli slaw, and chicken tenders:

  • Tortillas: For this recipe, we recommend thin, white, flour tortillas.
  • Avocado: A ripe avocado can add a cooling creaminess to the wraps. To tell if an avocado is ripe, gently press on it to see if it yields to the pressure.
  • Peanuts or Chow mein noodles: For a satisfying crunch, add either or both of these ingredients. Chow mein noodles are deep-fried crunchy egg noodles that add a savory crunch to the wraps. You can typically find them in the international aisle with Asian products or in the dry pasta aisle of the grocery store.

Process shots-- images of the ingredients being layered into the tortilla

VARIATIONS

Switch Up Your Asian Chicken Wraps!

  • Use lettuce wraps instead of a tortilla.
  • Swap out the chicken tenders for crispy tofu.
  • Add a kick of heat to your wrap with a drizzle of sriracha sauce.
  • Use toasted, sliced almonds instead of peanuts.
  • For a tropical twist, add slices of ripe mango to the wraps instead of avocado.
  • For a refreshing crunch, add slices of cucumber to the wraps. They can add a nice texture and a mild, fresh flavor.

Image of the chow mein noodles being added on top and the Asian Xhicken Wraps being rolled up

STORAGE

Asian Chicken Wraps Storage

These wraps are best enjoyed right after they’re assembled. The slaw doesn’t sit or store well once tossed in the sauce. This recipe can easily be halved (or cut down to make one wrap) to make just enough without having leftovers. 

To make ahead: Prepare everything, but store ingredients separately in the fridge. Cook chicken tenders and assemble everything right before eating.

Dressing can be made in advance. Simply store in a covered jar and thoroughly whisk to recombine before adding to the broccoli slaw. The dressing will stay good for up to a week in an airtight container in the fridge.

Up-close image of the dish ready to be enjoyed

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Asian Chicken Wraps

5 from 3 votes
Spice up a boring lunch or dinner routine with these incredible Asian Chicken Wraps! These wraps are not only downright delicious, but they also boast an exciting array of textures that will leave you craving more. From crispy breaded chicken strips to crunchy broccoli slaw and the crispy chow mein noodles, every bite of these wraps is a delight. Plus, with a quick and easy dressing made with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, these wraps are a breeze to make. 
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Asian Chicken Wraps

5 from 3 votes
Spice up a boring lunch or dinner routine with these incredible Asian Chicken Wraps! These wraps are not only downright delicious, but they also boast an exciting array of textures that will leave you craving more. From crispy breaded chicken strips to crunchy broccoli slaw and the crispy chow mein noodles, every bite of these wraps is a delight. Plus, with a quick and easy dressing made with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, these wraps are a breeze to make. 
Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Healthy
Keyword Asian Chicken Wraps
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 4 wraps
Chelsea Lords
Calories 516kcal
Cost $9.12

Ingredients

Dressing

  • cup mayo (we love Hellman's/Best Foods)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (also called rice wine vinegar)
  • ¼ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Fine sea salt & pepper

Instructions

  • CHICKEN: Cook the chicken strips according to package directions in the oven or air fryer. (See Note 1.)
  • DRESSING: While the chicken is cooking, make the dressing by whisking together all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper (I add ¼ tsp salt and ⅛ tsp pepper). Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • SLAW: Add the broccoli slaw to a large bowl, pour the dressing over it, and toss with tongs until nicely coated. Dress the slaw right before preparing the wraps.
  • ASSEMBLE: Lay out the tortillas and divide the slaw evenly among them. If using, add avocado slices. Lay the cooked chicken on top, then sprinkle with coarsely chopped peanuts or crispy chow mein noodles. Roll up the tortillas tightly, then cut in half and enjoy promptly!

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Recipe Notes

Note 1: Crispy Chicken Strips:  I use Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips (not sponsored) which cook up in about 18 minutes or 11-12 minutes (@ 400 degrees F) in the air fryer. Make sure to cook them in the oven or air fryer, not the microwave. Use whatever chicken tenders you like; you can even do homemade crispy chicken strips. Unless they're little, you'll use about 2 strips per wrap.
 
Nutrition information is based on 1/2 cup of chow mein noodles, divided among the four wraps.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 457mg | Potassium: 790mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 562IU | Vitamin C: 110mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 3mg

We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed.

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  1. 5 stars
    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use tofu and vegan mayo i never had asian chicken wraps before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve made these twice for my daughter’s lunch. She took the time and text me expressing her gratitude because they were delicious!!!!!

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