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Crispy Chicken Wraps

December 5, 2019 (Last Updated: December 10, 2019) by Chris Collins

Chicken coated in a Southern Fried Crispy Breadcrumb, stuffed in a wrap with the most delicious fillings imaginable!

holding up crispy chicken wraps, focus on front one

EXTRA Crispy Chicken Wraps

Because really, there’s nothing worse than a soggy wrap is there?! Chicken wraps are great, but crispy ones are better 😏. Here’s where the crispiness comes from:

  • Breaded Chicken – The chicken is breaded in Panko breadcrumbs for extra crispiness.
  • Crispy Fried Onions – Onion slices coated in flour and shallow fried.
  • Lettuce – Fresh crispy Romaine lettuce.
  • Bacon – Of course 🤪

Now, admittedly these wraps do take a little more time to make than your average. A teeny bit more prep, BUT it’s all really simple stuff and 100% worth it. 

How to make Crispy Chicken Wraps (quick summary)

  1. Add paprika, oregano, onion & garlic powder, s&p to a small pot.
  2. Combine.
  3. 3 bowls: flour, egg, breadcrumbs. Split the spices among flour and breadcrumbs.
  4. Coat chicken breast in flour then egg then breadcrumbs.
  5. Shallow fry in veg oil.
  6. Flip.
  7. Place cheese over top to rest and melt.

How to shallow fry chicken for crispy chicken wraps - 7 step by step photos

Ensure you don’t use olive oil to shallow fry. It’s got a low smoking point, as opposed to something like peanut, vegetable or sunflower oil.
Cheese – Firstly, I usually go for Monterey Jack, but cheddar or most other cheeses work great. I also rest it on the chicken once it’s fried just to melt it slightly. If you want it extra melty just add it after you’ve flipped the chicken in the pan. Alternatively you could just add the cheese in the wrap without melting it.

Crispy Fried Onions

These were actually a beautiful mistake as I was developing the recipe. I was always putting in onion, but figured half way I’ve got leftover flour and leftover oil. So it of course made absolute sense to coat the buggers and shallow fry them. 

If you don’t want to fry the onions you don’t have to. In such case I recommend using red onion and just slicing into thin strips.

How to make crispy fried onions - 3 step by step photos

Breaded Chicken Wraps

Okay, so you’ve got your crispy breaded chicken, you’ve got your crispy fried onions, let’s talk sauce.

My pick for this recipe is always sweet chilli mayo. It not only adds a nice creaminess to balance out the crispiness of everything, but, the touch of sweetness balances out the spices in the chicken nicely. You could however use any sauce you fancy 🙂

Can I make these ahead of time?

I actually don’t recommend this. I have made these, stored leftovers in the fridge and taken out the next day; they’re just simply not the same. All that glorious ‘crispiness’ you worked for disappears. Fresh is best in this case!

How to make crispy chicken wraps - ingredient shots

What to serve with Crispy Chicken Wraps

Honestly? And I can’t believe I’m saying this, but these are pretty big and filling by themselves. HOWEVER, if you were extra peckish, here’s some ideas to go alongside:

If you’re looking for more chicken wrap recipes then definitely check out my BBQ Chicken Wraps and Buffalo Chicken Wraps. I’m also confident you’ll love these recipes too:

Crispy Chicken Recipes

Alrighty, let’s tuck into these crispy chicken wraps shall we?!

closeup shot of wraps, focus on crispy chicken

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How to make Crispy Chicken Wraps (Full Recipe & Video)

holding up crispy chicken wraps, focus on front one

Crispy Chicken Wraps

Chicken coated in a Southern Fried Crispy Breadcrumb, stuffed in a wrap with the most delicious fillings imaginable! Warning - these are very big & filling!
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 4
Calories: 834kcal
Cost per serving: £3 / $4

Equipment:

  • 12" Skillet & Tongs (for flipping chicken)
  • 3 Large Bowls
  • 1 Small Bowl (for spice mix)
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board
  • Aluminium Foil (optional)

Ingredients (check list):

Crispy Chicken

  • 2 Chicken Breasts (brought to room temp)
  • 1 cup / 250ml Vegetable Oil (see notes)
  • 3/4 cup / 45g Panko Breadcrumbs (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup / 65g Flour
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp each: Oregano, Salt
  • 1/2 tsp each: Garlic Powder, Cayenne Pepper (or to spice preference)
  • 1/4 tsp each: Onion Powder, Black Pepper

Wraps

  • 4 large Flour Tortilla Wraps
  • 8 single rashers of Streaky Bacon, cooked to crispiness preference
  • 4 slices of Cheese (see notes)
  • 4 small Tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 tbsp Sweet Chilli Mayo
  • 1 large Onion, sliced into strips
  • 1 small Romaine Lettuce

Instructions:

Crispy Chicken

  • Line up 3 bowls: First with 1/2cup/65g flour, the second with 1 beaten egg and 2 tbsp milk, the final with 3/4cup/45g Panko breadcrumbs.
  • In a small bowl, combine 2 tsp paprika, 1 tsp salt and oregano, 1/2 tsp garlic powder and cayenne pepper (or to taste) and 1/4 tsp onion powder and black pepper. Pour half in the flour and the other half in the breadcrumbs. Stir with a fork to combine.
  • Butterfly 2 chicken breasts right through to make 4 even sized breasts. One by one coat in the flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs, ensuring you fully coat at each stage (especially the last).
  • Heat up 1 cup of vegetable oil in a 12" skillet until a breadcrumb rapidly sizzles (medium heat for minimum of 5mins). Use tongs to carefully place the breasts in the oil. Fry for 4-5mins each side or until golden brown, crispy and cooked through the centre. Place to one side and place over cheese slices to melt slightly. Slice into strips when ready.

Wraps & Fried Onions

  • Toss your onions slices in the leftovers flour, shake off excess, then place in the hot oil leftover from the chicken. Fry until golden and crispy, tossing occasionally.
  • Stack in the centre of your tortilla wrap: 1 tbsp sweet chilli mayo, 1 romaine lettuce leaf, 4 slices of tomato, 2 rashers of bacon, crispy chicken, crispy onions.
  • Fold up the bottom, then tightly roll into a wrap. If they seem slightly loose just wrap foil round the bottom to keep it all intact.

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) Onion - You don't have to fry these if you don't want to. In which case I'd recommend using thinly sliced red onion. 
b) Oil - Use an oil with a high smoking point like sunflower, peanut or vegetable oil. Don't use olive oil, it'll smoke out the kitchen.
c) Cheese - I use Monterey Jack, but most cheeses work well. I rest it on the chicken once it's fried just to melt it slightly. For extra melty cheese place it on once you flip the chicken in the pan. Alternatively you can just add the cheese in at the end if you want the crispy chicken by itself.
d) Breadcrumbs - Panko breadcrumbs are great because they're so large (so turn extra crispy). You'll find them in most supermarkets in the Asian section.

Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Chicken Wraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 834 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47.04g72%
Saturated Fat 16.571g83%
Trans Fat 0.035g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8.387g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.608g
Cholesterol 229mg76%
Sodium 1019mg42%
Potassium 833mg24%
Carbohydrates 63.4g21%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 7.72g9%
Protein 39.26g79%
Vitamin A 3887IU78%
Vitamin C 12.2mg15%
Calcium 381mg38%
Iron 6.04mg34%
* 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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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Angelina
    May 28, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    5 stars
    These were amazing wraps. I made them last night and again today. We loved the crunchy onions. I added avocado but wouldn’t change anything else
    Today my husband added bbq sauce to his too. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      May 28, 2020 at 8:57 pm

      Angelina! That’s awesome to hear! Glad they went down well 🙂 Thanks for popping back for a review!

  • Reply
    Alma
    May 22, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    5 stars
    Fantastic!

  • Reply
    kim
    December 10, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    5 stars
    Love that this recipe is so easy, but has so much flavor! Will definitely be in my dinner rotation!

  • Reply
    Katherine
    December 10, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    5 stars
    Panko is incredible for a crispy coating. I love the spices, particularly paprika! A winning wrap.

  • Reply
    Danielle Wolter
    December 10, 2019 at 11:45 am

    5 stars
    I am definitely making these! Crispy chicken in a wrap is always a good idea! plus, that mayo sounds incredible!

  • Reply
    Paula Montenegro
    December 10, 2019 at 10:55 am

    5 stars
    These were amazing! The panko crust and the crispy onions put them over the top. I’m making it again soon!

  • Reply
    Tisha
    December 10, 2019 at 10:45 am

    5 stars
    Crispy chicken is always a great choice. Love the combo of spices you used to make the breading, and definitely have to try that mayo!! Great idea for lunch!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      December 10, 2019 at 12:44 pm

      Thanks, Tisha! So perfect for lunch 🙂

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