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Buffalo Chicken Crunchwrap

February 7, 2020 (Last Updated: February 8, 2020) by Chris Collins

These Homemade Crunchwraps are stuffed with Buffalo Chicken, Blue Cheese and Tortilla Chips. They also couldn’t be easier to make!

crunchwraps stacked on each other on marble board with sauce blurred in background

BEST Homemade Crunchwraps

Look, I love living in the UK, I really do. But the fact we only have around 30 Taco Bells? Not cool. Going to Taco Bell whenever I visit the US is always a highlight 🤣 Anywho, homemade crunchwraps? Gotta be done!

Buffalo Chicken Crunchwraps

Crunchwrap supremes have been mimicked to the high heavens and back, so I wanted to slap my own twist on things. For me this combo is a no brainer – homemade buffalo chicken stuffed inside a crunchy tortilla? Ohhhhh yes!

For the Buffalo Chicken you’ll need: Shredded Chicken, Buffalo Sauce, Celery and Spring/Green Onion.

How to make Buffalo Chicken - 2 step by step photos

How to make Crunchwraps

For this recipe I use 10″ tortilla wraps, which makes 6 crunchwraps. You can use 12″ too, you’ll just end up with 4-5 crunchwraps instead. It’s important to make sure they’re flour tortillas and that you warm them in the microwave before you fold. Both of these things ensure the tortillas don’t rip (corn tortillas are often more brittle).

For these Buffalo Chicken Crunchwraps you’ll need: Lettuce, Blue Cheese, Buffalo Chicken, Tortilla Chips and Cheddar.

Can I use Tostadas instead of Tortilla Chips?

Sure! A lot of recipes actually do. I just find it easier to fold the crunchwraps with tortilla chips, especially if using 10″ wraps. You can also use Doritos if you fancy!

How to make Buffalo Chicken Crunchwraps (quick summary)

  1. Lay out warmed tortilla and top with lettuce.
  2. Followed by blue cheese.
  3. Top with buffalo chicken.
  4. Add tortilla chips.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Fold in edges to cover filling.
Top Tip – Ensure you sprinkle cheese last, this will help glue the wrap shut when you fry it!

How to make Chicken Crunchwraps - 6 step by step photos

How to Cook Crunchwraps

The best way to cook crunchwraps is to pan fry. I have actually baked crunchwraps before, but it doesn’t work quite as well for two reasons.

First is whilst they still come out crispy on the outside, the chips and lettuce on the inside tend to slightly steam and lose their crunch. When you pan fry you’re really just toasting the outside and warming through the centre. Baking takes too long to crisp the outside before the inside turns soggy.

Second is it’s easier to seal the crunchwrap in a pan than in the oven. When you’re pan frying them you can apply slight pressure with a spatula to ensure the crunchwraps don’t unravel.

You’ll be able to fit 3 crunchwraps in a 12″ skillet, so just work in two batches. Only need to be fried for a few mins each side until golden in a light spray of oil!

How to cook Crunchwraps - 2 step by step photos

Serving Buffalo Chicken Crunchwraps

From there I usually serve with a pot of sour cream or ranch. I tend to serve these by themselves, but if you’re looking for some sides to make it a full meal check out these:

If you’re looking for similar recipes then do check out these beauties:

Buffalo Chicken Recipes: Buffalo Chicken Meatballs (stuffed with blue cheese) | Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese | Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Chicken Wraps: BBQ Chicken Wraps | Crispy Chicken Wraps

Alrighty, let’s tuck into these buffalo chicken crunchwraps shall we?!

crunchwraps stacked on top of each other on marble board

How to make Buffalo Chicken Crunchwraps (Full Recipe & Video)

crunch wraps stacked on eachother on marble board with sauce blurred in background

Buffalo Chicken Crunchwraps

These Homemade Crunchwraps are stuffed with Buffalo Chicken, Blue Cheese and Tortilla Chips. They also couldn't be easier to make!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 6
Calories: 421kcal
Cost per serving: ยฃ1.50 / $2

Equipment:

  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board
  • Large Frying Pan
  • Spatula/Turner
  • Cheese Grater
  • Medium Sized Bowl & Spatula or Spoon
  • Bowl & 2 Forks (to shred chicken is haven't already)

Ingredients (check list):

  • 6x 10" Flour Tortilla Wraps, warmed in the microwave (see notes)
  • 2 packed cups / 300g Cooked Shredded Chicken (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup / 125ml Buffalo Sauce
  • 3oz / 90g Blue Cheese, crumbled
  • 2oz / 60g Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 2oz / 60g Tortilla Chips (see notes)
  • 1 rib of Celery, finely diced
  • 1 large Spring/Green Onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 Whole Lettuce, shredded (or as needed)
  • Oil Spray, as needed
  • Sour Cream or Ranch, to serve

Instructions:

  • In a medium sized bowl, combine 2 tightly packed cups (~300g) shredded chicken, 1/2cup/125ml buffalo sauce, 1 finely diced rib of celery and 1 finely diced large spring onion. Place to one side.
  • Evenly split ingredients and in the centre of a tortilla wrap stack in this order: lettuce, crumbled blue cheese, buffalo chicken, tortilla chips, cheddar cheese.
  • Fold in the outside of the wrap over the centre, making your way around the wrap until the centre is completely covered (see video for guidance).
  • Place seem side down on a lightly pan over medium heat. Fry for 3-4mins or until deep golden and crispy, then flip and cook until the other side is golden. You should be able to fit 3 crunchwraps in a 12" skillet, so just work in 2 batches.
  • Cut in half and enjoy with sour cream or ranch!

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) Wrap Size / Servings - In the UK wraps are usually around 10", but understand they can also be sold at 12". If you have 12" you'll probably get 4-5 crunchwraps, as opposed to 6.ย 
b) Making Shredded Chicken - Grab two large chicken breasts (approx 14oz/400g), season & fry both sides to get a nice colour, then fill up with water or chicken stock, pop a lid on and allow to simmer until cooked throughout. Depending on the size of breasts this could take between 8-12mins. Pop in a bowl and shred with two forks.
c) Crunch - Some recipes use tostadas for the 'crunch' in a crunch wrap, but I find tortilla chips better to use as you can move them around easier/use more or less depending on wrap size. But you can use tostadas if you want, or even Doritos!
d) Can I make these ahead of time? - I actually don't recommend it as the tortilla chips and lettuce tend to go soggy. They are fairly quick and easy to make though, just so you keep the 'crunch' in the crunchwrap. Nobody likes a soggy crunchwrap.
e) Calories - based on 1 crunchwrap without a dip.

Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Crunchwraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.03g23%
Saturated Fat 6.307g32%
Trans Fat 0.111g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.121g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.349g
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 942mg39%
Potassium 370mg11%
Carbohydrates 45.22g15%
Fiber 2.8g11%
Sugar 2.9g3%
Protein 25.02g50%
Vitamin A 923IU18%
Vitamin C 2.3mg3%
Calcium 264mg26%
Iron 3.49mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Mahy
    February 7, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    5 stars
    It is incredible how easy it is to make something as good as these crunchwraps. They are delicious!

  • Reply
    Tisha
    February 7, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    5 stars
    Why is this so perfect! Creative way to prepare buffalo chicken. This is genius!

  • Reply
    Krissy Allori
    February 7, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    5 stars
    This is a a favorite of my husbands. He loves it so much! I’ll be reusing this recipe time and again.

  • Reply
    Jessica Robinson
    February 7, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    5 stars
    Absolutely love buffalo chicken. And this crunch wrap was perfect! Such great flavors!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      February 8, 2020 at 10:33 am

      Thank you! It’s one of my faves ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Andrea Metlika
    February 7, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    5 stars
    This might be my new favorite way to eat Buffalo chicken. It looks delicious.

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