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Sunday
Aug192012

Ranch-y Chicken and Avocado BLT Wrap

Why is it that food often tastes better eaten out of hand than when there’s a fork involved?  I know that’s not a universal truth, but if we were to take a poll, I think we would find that burgers, hot dogs, burritos, tacos, sliders and subs most often fall onto our lists of comfort/fun foods, so maybe there’s something to this.  And if you’re partial to hand-held meals, I think you’re going to like this.

The idea for this one came from a conversation with my daughter who had seen a recipe for a BLT wrap that grabbed her attention, but upon closer inspection, just wasn’t all that exciting…bacon, yes, tomato, chopped, lettuce, chopped, a little mayo.  Done.  Rather uninspired.  Well, if you ask me, anything called a BLT wrap should be way more than just exciting, it should knock your socks off!  So we decided that I should get to work creating a BLT wrap that would do just that. 

Of course any BLT wrap seeking to avoid accusations of fraud would by definition need to include bacon, lettuce and tomato.  But in the interests of knocking your socks off, it seemed that avocado would also be required.  And how about slices of tender, roast chicken to ramp up the protein quotient and some feta cheese for a salty/creamy hit, and then, just for fun, we'll slather it all with ranch dressing. 

Oh yeah.  Now just hit the whole thing with a few grinds of fresh cracked pepper, roll it all up in a soft  tortilla (or the wrap of your choice) and hang on to your socks. 

This, my friends, is what I’m talking about when I say a BLT Wrap.   Here’s the recipe…

Ranch-y Chicken and Avocado BLT Wrap

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For Each Wrap:

4 oz cooked chicken breast, sliced
3 or 4 slices of avocado
1 or 2 slices of crisp bacon, chopped or crumbled
3 or 4 thin slices of tomato
a good handful of mixed salad greens
a good drizzle of ranch dressing
crumbled feta or blue cheese
a good grinding of black pepper
1 wrap or flour tortilla
Briefly heat the wrap or tortilla to make it more soft and pliable.  Sprinkle the lettuce leaves over the surface of the wrap and top that with the sliced tomatoes, the chicken, the avocado and bacon.  Drizzle with the ranch dressing and sprinkle with the feta cheese or blue cheese.  Top this with a good grinding of black pepper.

Starting with one end, tightly roll the wrap, pushing the ingredients towards the middle as you go so they won't fall out the end.  Cut the wrap in half at a diagonal and enjoy!

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Reader Comments (17)

Totally love this! Blt wraps for dinner at my house this week!

August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGina

Wowser! Gonna have to try these!

August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

OK. You have knocked my socks off. Can't wait to make these!

August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFlynn

Wraps have become a staple in my house this summer. Makes a great hot weather meal. Definitely going to give this one a try. Sounds good!

August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSloan

Looks dee-lish!

August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

I think I could eat one of these wraps right now! That photo has me drooling!

August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

The blue cheese would be freakin' great on these.

August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGene

I might try these with a whole wheat wrap and use turkey bacon.

August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanice Kellogg

Thanks so much, Anna! Hope you give them a try! Nice to hear from you!

August 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterPatrice Berry

I agree, Gene! Blue cheese and bacon are a great combo!

August 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterPatrice Berry

I should have mentioned, Janice, that I did use turkey bacon. The whole wheat wrap would be great!

August 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterPatrice Berry

Found you on Pinterest and this wrap looks so great! Seems like a good hot weather dinner idea. Thanks!

August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

So glad you found us, Stephanie! Hope you give these a try... you're right about them being a great warm weather meal.

August 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterPatrice Berry

I remember the days when I would never even try avocado. After spending 3 years in California...i can't get enough of the stuff. The wrap looks amazing.
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September 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterchad

Nice to hear from you, Chad. These wraps really are amazing (I made them again last night for dinner), and I'm glad you got to have 3 years in California, if only to become addicted to avocados!

September 10, 2012 | Registered CommenterPatrice Berry

Made these wraps for my son and 4 of his teenage friends. They ate the entire platter! Rave reviews so I will definitely be making them again! Thanks for the great recipe!

October 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

You're welcome, Katherine. So glad these were a hit! Thanks so much for letting us know.

October 4, 2012 | Registered CommenterPatrice Berry

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