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Shredded Buffalo Chicken Wraps

March 25, 2018 (Last Updated: May 12, 2023) by Chris Collins

These Shredded Buffalo Chicken Wraps are the ultimate no-fuss lunch! They’re also a perfect opportunity to use up some leftovers you’ve got knocking about in the fridge and couldn’t be any more delicious if they tried.

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Buffalo Chicken Wraps on slate served with with blue cheese sauce and potato wedges blurred in background

Shredded Buffalo Chicken

What kind of chicken to use?

I typically use leftover rotisserie chicken, just because that’s usually what I’ve got on hand. However, you can definitely cook up some fresh chicken and use that instead if you’d prefer. In both cases, I recommend shredding the chicken, as opposed to dicing it. That way it’s more likely to stay intact in the wrap and it soaks up the sauce a little easier.

What kind of sauce to use?

For this recipe, I do use a homemade buffalo sauce, but feel free to use store-bought if that is more convenient for you. In such case, I recommend Franks Red Hot Buffalo Wings Sauce. Just definitely make sure it’s not regular hot sauce, otherwise, your mouth will be in flames!

2 step by step photos showing how to make shredded buffalo chicken

Buffalo Chicken Wraps

I love a lettuce, cabbage and carrot combo. I think it really works, especially in the context of buffalo chicken. It offers the perfect amount of colour, crunch and flavour whilst still allowing the chicken to champion the wrap.

I find things such as tomatoes and cucumber a little distracting. Plus they’ve got pretty high water contents, which alongside the buffalo chicken and blue cheese sauce could turn things a little sloppy!

But either way, stick with a flour tortilla and keep the salad:chicken ratio under control and you’ll be fine.

6 step by step photos showing how to make buffalo chicken wraps

Buffalo Chicken Wraps FAQ

Do I serve these hot or cold?

I recommend cold. You could warm them up by toasting them in a dry pan, or, heating the buffalo sauce before mixing it with the chicken and heating the wraps. However the steam softens the veg pretty quickly, so they tend to be a tad sloppy.

What else could I add to these wraps?

These wraps are awesome as they are, but you could consider the following:

  • Cheese (Monterey Jack works great)
  • Bacon
  • Spring Onion
  • Celery
  • Avocado

As I mentioned, I’d steer away from things such as cucumber and tomato, otherwise, the wraps end up on the soggier side!

Can I make buffalo chicken wraps ahead of time?

Personally, I like making wraps fresh. Especially these as they are quite saucy (buffalo sauce/blue cheese sauce) the veg & wrap tends to go soggy if made in advance. If you want to get ahead of the game you can still make the blue cheese sauce and combine chicken with buffalo sauce and cover/store overnight in the fridge.

close up overhead shot of hand holding buffalo chicken wrap halves showing filling

Serving Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Once you’ve tightly wrapped them, just slice them in half and tuck right in!

What to serve with Buffalo Chicken Wraps?

Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for these buffalo chicken wraps shall we?!

closeup shot of buffalo chicken wraps with blue cheese sauce dripping down

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

3 wraps stacked on one another with wedges and blue cheese dip blurred in background

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Wraps

These Shredded Buffalo Chicken Wraps are the ultimate no-fuss lunch! They're also a perfect opportunity to use up some leftovers you've got knocking about in the fridge and couldn't be any more delicious if they tried!
5 from 5 votes
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Servings (click & slide): 4 wraps
Course: Brunch / Lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Calories per serving: 458kcal
Cost per serving: £2 / $2.50


  • Medium Bowl (and two forks to shred chicken if haven't already)
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board
  • Spatula or Spoon
  • Box Grater

Ingredients (check list):

  • 4x 10" Flour Tortilla Wraps
  • 2 packed cups (~300g) Cooked Shredded Chicken (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup / 125ml Buffalo Sauce, or as needed (see notes)
  • 4 tbsp Blue Cheese Sauce (see notes)
  • 1 large Carrot, peeled, grated and squeezed with your hands to remove moisture
  • 1/4 whole Iceberg Lettuce, finely sliced
  • 1/4 whole Red Cabbage, finely sliced


  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine 2 packed cups (~300g) shredded chicken with 1/2cup/125ml buffalo sauce.
  • Lay out your wraps and in the bottom centre stack in this order: blue cheese sauce, lettuce, carrot, cabbage, buffalo chicken.
  • Fold over the bottom of the wrap to cover the filling. Fold in the sides and tightly roll into a mini burrito/wrap. Enjoy!

Quick 1 min demo!


a) How to make Shredded Chicken - If you aren't using rotisserie chicken and only have raw breasts, have no fear. Here's how I make my own juicy shredded chicken: 
- Season both sides of 2 chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
- Heat a little oil in a deep pan, fry each side of the chicken on high just to get some colour.
- Pour in enough water (or chicken stock) to cover the chicken, place a lid on top and poach on a simmer until the centre is no longer pink. The chicken temp should reach 165f/74c on a thermometer. Depending on size this should take between 8-12 minutes.
- Place in a bowl and with two forks, shred to desired texture.
b) Buffalo Sauce - Most supermarkets/grocery stores will sell Original Buffalo Sauce so feel free to use that if you aren't keen on making Homemade Buffalo Sauce.
c) Blue Cheese Sauce - You can use my Homemade Blue Cheese Dip or pick up some store bought blue cheese sauce (usually in the salad dressing/sauce section). If you're not keen on blue cheese you can sub Ranch!
d) Sauciness - Personally I love my wraps drowned in both buffalo and blue cheese Sauce. However, to control the sauce content simply add the buffalo sauce little by little into the chicken and stop at desired texture. It's much easier to add more than take it out! At the same time feel free to alter the amount of blue cheese sauce too.
e) Additions - These are awesome as they are, but here's some ideas for additions if you fancy something a little extra:
  • Cheese (Monterey Jack works great)
  • Bacon
  • Spring Onion
  • Celery
  • Avocado
f) Calories - per wrap assuming all the sauce is used and shared between 4.

Your Private Notes:


Nutrition Facts
Shredded Buffalo Chicken Wraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 458 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.05g28%
Saturated Fat 5.28g26%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.84g
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 795mg33%
Potassium 452mg13%
Carbohydrates 43.54g15%
Fiber 2.4g10%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 28.51g57%
Vitamin A 7150IU143%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* 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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  • Reply
    April 17, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    5 stars
    The use of blue cheese and that hot sauce sounds interesting. And I also like the crisp fresh veggies. Is there a milder alternative to the hot sauce?

    • Reply
      April 18, 2018 at 10:53 am

      These are renowned for being fairly spicy so it’s difficult to say. If you’re making the buffalo sauce I’d maybe alter the butter/hot sauce ratio and/or consider adding some ketchup to balance out with a little sweetness!

  • Reply
    Allison - Celebrating Sweets
    April 17, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    5 stars
    I love the step by step photos! These look super tasty!

    • Reply
      April 18, 2018 at 10:49 am

      Thanks, Allison 🙂

  • Reply
    April 17, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    5 stars
    I am STARVING right now and this recipe is totally not helping my situation! now all I feel like is a buffalo chicken wrap, ha thanks! these look so, so yummy!

    • Reply
      April 18, 2018 at 10:49 am

      Story of my life! All I ever want is a buffalo chicken wrap haha!

  • Reply
    April 17, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    5 stars
    I always have rotisserie chicken to use up. I’ve run through all the boring ways, now I can’t wait to try yours! I also love the recipe for the basic buffalo sauce!

    • Reply
      April 18, 2018 at 10:48 am

      Enjoy, Pam! One of my favourite things to do with rotisserie chicken!

  • Reply
    Lisa Huff
    April 17, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    5 stars
    OMG I love buffalo anything and everything! I could put Frank’s on everything! Save me some of those sandwiches!

    • Reply
      April 18, 2018 at 10:48 am

      Same! I slather Frank’s on literally everything!!

  • Reply
    March 26, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Oh my god, these just sound so freaking incredible!

    • Reply
      March 26, 2018 at 12:24 pm

      They are pretty incredible!! (if I do say so myself 🙂 )