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BBQ Chicken Wraps with Ranch Cream Cheese Spread

BBQ Chicken Wraps with Ranch Cream Cheese Spread

While this post is landing in your inbox I am on my way to the zoo with Evan, Chad, and a gaggle of 4th graders.

I made this trip a few years back when my mom and I chaperoned Andrew in the 3rd grade. Except mom and I had to ride the charter bus with all the small children on the 2+ hour drive to Columbia, SC. I can’t even handle driving to my mom’s house with my kids in the backseat of the car (because boys mostly like to be annoying when you strap them into small spaces) so that bus ride was a reeeeal treat.

Ranch Cream Cheese Spread

Chad and I lucked out though because a few weeks ago I got a tentative phone call from one of Evan’s teachers. She said that there were more people going than could fit on the buses and would it be alright if we just drove separately?

Um… hell yes.

So not only do we get a Thursday off, but we get to go on a little road trip in the comfort of our own vehicle, complete with music and Starbucks. And Evan has to ride the bus with his friends!

Ranch Cream Cheese Spread

Like any cool mom knows, field trips mean that you have to pack the lunch of all lunches. My mom always packed the most amazing lunches for field trips. And we got to have soda. IN A CAN. In a house with 5 kids, 4(?) dogs and 6-some-odd cats, soda was a treat, but we always would share iced glasses from a 2-liter. We never ever had it in a can (except when we visited my grandparents house and then it was our mission to spend 7 entire days chasing Jell-O Puddin’ Pops with ice cold cans of Coca-Cola). Field trip lunches were special.

BBQ Chicken Wraps with Ranch Cream Cheese Spread

Our field trip lunches will be super special (all full of Doritos and things that I never ever ever buy).

So yesterday I gave you a heads up that I’d be using the BBQ chicken in another post this week. Here it is! I love cold chicken. Is that weird? Like I really absolutely adore grilled chicken the next day, after it’s had all night to sit in the fridge and be extra full of flavor. So I sliced up cold BBQ chicken and then smeared this ranch cream cheese spread all over some tortillas, AND THEN I added veggies and wrapped it all up.

These wraps are so good!! Also- ranch cream cheese spread is amazing on bagels and things.

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BBQ Chicken Wraps with Ranch Cream Cheese Spread
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces ⅓ fat cream cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, very finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions or chives
  • 1½ teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 sprigs fresh dill, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 burrito-sized tortilla shells
  • 2 grilled BBQ chicken breasts, sliced into strips
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
Instructions
  1. Place the cream cheese on a plate or in a bowl. Toss the salt on the garlic while mincing and then scrape the garlic and salt onto the cream cheese. Throw the green onions, parsley, dill, and black pepper onto the cream cheese and smash it all together using the back of a spoon. (see note)
  2. Spread the cream cheese onto each of the tortillas.
  3. Fill each with the chicken, lettuce, tomato and onion. Add more BBQ sauce if desired.
  4. Fold up the bottom of each wrap (to make wrapping easy, place the fillings in the center of the tortilla shell, sort of in a vertical line up from the edge closest to you) to the center. Fold in the sides and roll as tightly as you can without tearing the tortilla. You can wrap it in paper if that helps.
Notes
*The cream cheese spread can be made ahead of time-- in fact the longer it sits the more flavor it has from the herbs. Just be sure to wrap it tightly until you're ready to use it.

BBQ Chicken Wraps with Ranch Cream Cheese Spread

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Sunday 28th of April 2013

[...] served this as a meal with a BIG green salad on the side. Mmmmmmmmm. I also used this Ranch Cream Cheese Spread recipe for a dipping sauce; I just substituted the cream cheese for sour cream (thanks for the [...]

thepinkrachael

Sunday 21st of April 2013

Ah, you're so lucky - I wish I could arrive at our school trips separately...being the teacher though I probably can't get away with that! Hehe! Actually, the bus journey is often my favourite part - it's when they come out with all the funniest things or we get to sit and play test Miss-B's Spanish etc etc.! This BBQ chicken is totally brilliant (no, you are defintiely not weird for liking cold chicken - I love it too! ok, maybe we're both weird, but whatever - cold chicken is great!), post mum's-house-bbq I will be replacing the cheese with soured cream and enjoying this too! Hope you had fun at the zoo!

Heather

Monday 22nd of April 2013

This would be SO GOOD with sour cream. All the herbs really make it. Put it all over the cold chicken!! You ARE right about the funny bus trips though. My mom and I rode with the kids the last time we went and it was HILARIOUS.

HelloMyNameIs

Sunday 21st of April 2013

The chicken and sauce look awesome I want these!!!! ASAP!!! haha

Heather

Monday 22nd of April 2013

Healthy! Eats!!

Mr. & Mrs. P

Friday 19th of April 2013

Heather love these wraps!! The ranch cream cheese must be outrageous!!!!

This would be perfect to take to work for lunch!

Heather

Saturday 20th of April 2013

The cream cheese spread was great! Hope you'll try it! Also-- you guys inspired me to plant Brussels sprouts this year--- how are yours faring?

Bam's Kitchen

Friday 19th of April 2013

I also love cold chicken so I guess that makes two weird people in the world. These sandwiches sound perfect and love that ranch dressing. 4 th grade kids trapped on a seat on a crowded bus are really loud. I don't think you could pack enough ibuprofen to take the edge off your headache. My favorite trip I did with my kids in 6th grade is when we lived in Japan and I helped with field trip to Enoshima, Island. A must see!

Heather

Saturday 20th of April 2013

Wow! What a great trip! I bet that was amazing. I was thrilled we didn't have to ride the charter bus to the zoo. It made for a much happier day!!!