Cashew Chicken Wraps

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These Cashew Chicken Wraps are unbelievably delicious and also happen to be packed with protein, vegetables, and a flavorful sauce. This recipe features seasoned, cooked chicken mixed with crunchy vegetables and cashews, all tossed in a sweet and tangy sauce. Add some wonton strips for crunch and enjoy a quick and easy lunch (or dinner) the whole family will love!

Image of the Cashew Chicken Wraps stacked on top of each other

My New Favorite Lunch!

Cashew Chicken Wraps have become my go-to lunch option and I just can’t get enough of them! I’ve started making a large batch every Monday and have been enjoying it for lunch almost every day during the week.

Packed with flavor and nutrition, this meal is the perfect balance of protein and veggies, making it both filling and satisfying. If you’re looking for a quick and easy lunch option that won’t disappoint, give these cashew chicken wraps a try!

Ingredient shot of all the ingredients used in this recipe

Sauce Ingredients

  • We recommend using Hellman’s or Best Foods mayonnaise for its robust flavor that isn’t overly sweet. Use full-fat to keep the sauce from becoming watery.
  • As for the Dijon mustard, we prefer Grey Poupon for its flavor and thickness. Be sure to use Dijon and not yellow mustard, as the flavor difference is significant.
  • To balance the sauce and add a subtle tang, we suggest using rice vinegar. If you come across a label that says rice wine vinegar, don’t worry – it’s the same thing.
  • Lastly, when adding honey to the sauce, we prefer a slightly sweeter taste, but if you’re worried about it being too sweet, add it slowly and to taste.

QUICK TIP

We’ve used several trademarked brand-name products in this recipe: Hellman’s, Best Foods, and Grey Poupon. We use these terms because they’re easily recognized and easy to visualize. We respect proprietary trademarks and encourage you to do the same!

Process shot of Cashew Chicken Wraps-- images of the dressing used in these wraps

The Cashew Chicken Wraps Filling

  • Cooked chicken: We recommend using one pound of raw chicken that has been seasoned and cooked before being chopped or shredded for the filling. You can either pick up some rotisserie chicken at the store or try our favorite baked chicken breast recipe link in the notes of the recipe card.
  • Purple/red cabbage: The cabbage adds such a great crisp and refreshing crunch. If you prefer, grab already shredded (green) cabbage instead.
  • Matchstick carrots: We use matchstick carrots to make prep easier, but if you have whole carrots, simply shred them on the large holes of a cheese grater instead.
  • Snap peas: If you aren’t a fan, use edamame instead.
  • Red bell pepper: We use about half of one pepper in this recipe. Save the rest and dice it up to add to a salad, Chicken Stir-Fry, or soup later.
  • Cashews: We prefer to use dry-roasted and lightly salted cashews. They deliver more flavor without any extra effort on your part!

Process shots-- images of the chicken shredded and all the veggies, cashews, and sauce being added to the bowl

Optional Ingredients

  • Avocado: For a nice, creamy texture in your wraps, use a ripe avocado. Make sure your avocado is ripe for maximum creaminess.
  • Cilantro: Add a burst of freshness to your wraps by throwing in a handful of cilantro before rolling them up tightly. If you’re not fond of cilantro, try adding fresh lime juice instead.
  • Wonton strips: Look for wonton strips near salad toppings like croutons or tortilla strips. These thin, crispy noodles are fried or baked until golden brown and add a satisfying crunch and flavor to your wraps.

Process shots of Cashew Chicken Wraps-- images of the tortilla, lettuce, and avocado filling all being added to the tortilla

STORAGE

Storing Cashew Chicken Wraps (Meal Prep!)

Store tortillas in their packaging or wrap them in foil or plastic. Wrap lettuce in a dry paper towel and slide it into a resealable bag/container. Keep filling and toppings in separate containers to avoid sogginess later.

Image of the lunch ready to be served

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Cashew Chicken Wraps

5 from 3 votes
These Cashew Chicken Wraps are unbelievably delicious and also happen to be packed with protein, vegetables, and a flavorful sauce! This recipe features seasoned, cooked chicken mixed with crunchy vegetables and cashews, all tossed in a sweet and tangy sauce. Add some wonton strips for crunch and enjoy a quick and easy lunch (or dinner) the whole family will love!
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Cashew Chicken Wraps

5 from 3 votes
These Cashew Chicken Wraps are unbelievably delicious and also happen to be packed with protein, vegetables, and a flavorful sauce! This recipe features seasoned, cooked chicken mixed with crunchy vegetables and cashews, all tossed in a sweet and tangy sauce. Add some wonton strips for crunch and enjoy a quick and easy lunch (or dinner) the whole family will love!
Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Healthy
Keyword Asian Chicken Wraps, cashew chicken wraps
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 wraps
Chelsea Lords
Calories 414kcal
Cost $7.98

Ingredients

Sauce

  • cup mayonnaise use full-fat mayo (we love Hellman's/Best Foods)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • teaspoons Dijon mustard

Wraps

  • 4 cups seasoned, cooked chicken chopped or shredded (Note 1)
  • ¾ cup purple/red cabbage finely shredded
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • ¾ cup snap peas thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup red pepper thinly sliced (1/2 of a large pepper)
  • ½ cup lightly-salted cashews heaping, coarsely chopped

Assembly

  • 1 large avocado, ripe and thinly sliced
  • 1 head romaine or green leaf lettuce
  • 8 medium white flour tortillas
  • Optional: wonton strips (SO good!), 1 bunch fresh cilantro, 1 large lime (Note 2)

Instructions

  • SAUCE: Use a whisk to briskly mix sauce ingredients together. Season to taste (I add ¼ tsp each salt and pepper). Refrigerate until ready to use. If you're a sauce lover, double this to have some for dipping!
  • WRAPS: In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients listed under "wraps." Drizzle on about ⅓ cup of the sauce and toss with tongs.
  • ASSEMBLE: Lay one romaine leaf on each tortilla, top with thinly sliced avocado, and finish with a big scoop of the filling mixture. Add a small handful of the optional cilantro, a squeeze of lime, and a big handful of wonton strips (if using). Tightly roll up the wrap.
  • ENJOY: Cut wrap in half and enjoy dunking in leftover sauce!
  • STORAGE/MEAL PREP: To store wraps properly, keep tortillas and lettuce separate from filling and toppings. Assemble daily or as needed, and eat the filling mixture within 3-4 days. To meal prep, store tortillas in their packaging or wrap in foil/plastic, and lettuce in a dry paper towel and resealable bag/container. Keep filling and toppings in separate containers. (Before making new wraps, toss the filling mixture well and then assemble!)

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Recipe Notes

Note 1: Chicken: This recipe uses about one pound of raw chicken breasts. Use our favorite baked chicken breast recipe or blackened chicken to cook up the chicken then dice or shred for these wraps. Or use prepared rotisserie chicken from the store.
Note 2: Wonton strips: Look for wonton strips near salad toppings like croutons and tortilla strips. These thin, crispy noodles are fried or baked until golden brown and add a satisfying crunch and flavor to your wraps. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 698mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 10090IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 4mg

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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