These delicious pesto chicken wraps with sun-dried tomatoes are a quick and easy lunchtime option. Enjoy hot or cold!
Do you love the flavor of pesto chicken? Do you also enjoy wraps as an easy option you can eat at home or on-the-go?
Then I think you’re going to like these delicious pesto chicken wraps with sun-dried tomatoes!
In this post, I’ll show you:
- How easy it is to make these chicken wraps
- What kind of chicken you can use
- How to prep this meal ahead of time
- How to heat your wrap for a hot lunch.
This easy recipe is intended for anyone that wants a straightforward chicken wrap that can be enjoyed as a quick lunchtime option. It’s a great meal to enjoy either at home or on-the-go.
It’s also a simple way to use up any leftover chicken you have!
So the next time you’re looking for something tasty and convenient, give these pesto, chicken, and sun-dried tomato wraps a try.
Love chicken wraps? Try this Buffalo Chicken Wrap that can be made in just 5 minutes!
How To Make Pesto Chicken Wraps with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
STEP ONE: Add the cooked and shredded chicken to a bowl, then mix in the pesto. I love to use a jarred kind for ease, but you can use a homemade one like this Pesto sauce made with pecans and basil.
STEP TWO: Working with one wrap at a time, spread a thin layer of mayonnaise across one side of the wrap.
STEP THREE: Next, add the pesto chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, shredded carrots, salt, and pepper. I like to use these Mezzetta sun-dried tomatoes. They’re stored in olive oil, which lets them stay fresher for longer.
STEP FOUR: Roll the wrap up tightly, then slice it in half.
STEP FIVE: Repeat with all remaining wraps and enjoy!
What Kind Of Chicken Can I Use For Chicken Wraps?
This recipe can be made with any kind of cooked chicken.
You can use air fryer chicken, rotisserie chicken, or even chicken tenders — basically any chicken you have on hand!
If you’re looking for an easy way to cook your chicken, I recommend using this Low Carb Air Fryer Chicken Breast. It contains no breading and uses butter as its coating for golden-brown crusting. Plus, it’s so simple.
You can also use any kind of leftover cooked chicken. I sometimes like to make extra chicken during the week just so I have leftovers for lunchtime wraps!
If you have more leftover chicken than you know what to do with, or you just love making wraps for lunch, I also recommend trying these homemade Buffalo Chicken Wraps.
They’re another tasty and convenient recipe you can eat at home or on-the-go.
Can I Prep This Dish Ahead of Time?
Yes! You can easily prep the ingredients so that when it’s time to eat, all you have to do is throw the wrap together.
Once you mix the cooked, shredded chicken and the pesto, you can store the mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
This simple meal-prep step will make assembling your wrap a breeze.
To save even more time, you can pre-slice the sun-dried tomatoes as well.
For the carrots, you can either shred them ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator, or you can save yourself a step and buy them pre-shredded from the grocery store.
If you’re looking for other on-the-go recipes, I recommend our list of Easy Cold Lunch Ideas here!
Can I Substitute the Sun-Dried Tomatoes?
Yes, you can!
If you don’t have any sun-dried tomatoes on hand, just chop up fresh ones. They will still add delicious, fresh flavor to your wrap.
Tips for Heating Your Pesto Chicken Wrap
Does a hot pesto chicken wrap sound like your perfect lunch? Then you can warm this dish up right in the air fryer!
- Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees.
- Place the wrap in the air fryer and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Remove from the air fryer and enjoy!
That’s it! You can cook the full wrap, or you can slice it in half and add a toothpick to hold it all together before cooking.
Other Chicken Recipes You’ll Love:
- Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
- Chicken Caesar Wrap
- Chicken Bacon Wrap
- Easy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with Blue Cheese
- Chicken Fajita Wrap
- Air Fryer Pineapple Chicken
- Air Fryer Honey Soy Chicken Thighs
- Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Pesto Chicken Wrap
Need a quick and healthy meal you can eat on-the-go? These pesto chicken wraps with sun-dried tomatoes are so tasty and easy to make!
- 1 1/2 pounds pre-cooked chicken, shredded or diced into small pieces
- 1/4 cup pesto
- 4 tortilla wraps
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, sliced (or freshly diced tomatoes)
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add cooked chicken to a bowl and mix with the pesto.
- Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on one side of each wrap. Add the pesto chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, carrots, and salt and pepper, evenly distributed between each wrap.
- Roll it up tight, place a toothpick in, if needed, and slice in half.*
*You can heat this wrap up in the air fryer by placing the uncut wrap into a preheated air fryer and cooking at 350 degrees for 3-4 minutes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 891Total Fat: 56gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 40gCholesterol: 175mgSodium: 806mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 50g
This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.