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Shredded Buffalo Chicken Wraps

March 25, 2018 (Last Updated: February 8, 2020) 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. Made with a homemade buffalo sauce, these wraps couldn’t be any more delicious if they tried!

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

Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Buffalo chicken really does make the world go round doesn’t it? Perfect in so many different forms, but today we’re talking wraps. Here’s why you’re going to LOVE them:

  • Lunch – Perfect for a tasty lunch or brunch.
  • Hot or Cold – Enjoy them cold or hot ‘n’ toasty!
  • Chicken – Ideal for using leftover rotisserie chicken. 

Homemade Buffalo Chicken 

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. Cooked shredded chicken works perfect for this recipe, but I’ve added a section in the recipe notes on how to shred fresh chicken.

Homemade Buffalo chicken - 2 step by step photos

How to make Buffalo Chicken Wrap

I love a lettuce, cabbage, 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’re annoying when you’re trying to perfectly fold the wrap. Plus plus they’ve got pretty high water contents, which alongside the buffalo chicken and blue cheese sauce could turns 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.

How to construct a Buffalo Chicken Wrap (quick summary)

  1. Lay out wrap and add lettuce in the bottom centre.
  2. Top with carrot.
  3. Sprinkle over cabbage.
  4. Add buffalo chicken.
  5. Drizzle blue cheese sauce.
  6. Fold over bottom, fold in sides and tightly roll.

How to make buffalo chicken wraps - 6 step by step photos

How to Serve Buffalo Chicken Wraps

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 over night in the fridge.

Do I serve Buffalo Chicken Wraps Cold or Hot?

Either! If you want warm wraps, I recommend heating up the buffalo sauce and stirring through the chicken. You can also toast the wraps on a griddle pan after!

What to serve with Buffalo Chicken Wraps?

And there we have it! A beautiful shredded buffalo chicken wrap just waiting to bless your tastebuds. Perfect for a quick lunch and such a great way to use up that leftover chicken you’ve got knocking about in the fridge.

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 Crunchwraps

Chicken Wraps: BBQ Chicken Wraps | Crispy Chicken Wraps

Okay, let’s tuck into the full buffalo chicken wrap recipe!

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

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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. Made with a homemade buffalo sauce, these wraps couldn't be any more delicious if they tried!!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Brunch / Lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 4
Calories: 458kcal
Cost per serving: £2 / $2.50

Equipment:

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

Ingredients (check list):

  • 2 packed cups (~300g) Cooked Shredded Chicken (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup / 125ml Buffalo Sauce, or as needed (see notes)
  • 4x 10" Flour Tortilla Wraps
  • 4 tbsp Blue Cheese Sauce
  • 1 large Carrot, peeled & grated (squeeze out moisture if necessary)
  • 1/4 of whole Iceberg Lettuce, finely shredded
  • 1/4 of whole Red Cabbage, finely shredded

Instructions:

  • In a medium sized bowl, combine 2 packed cups (~300g) shredded chicken with 1/2cup/125ml buffalo sauce. I recommend working in the sauce bit by bit so it doesn't end up drowned. You most likely won't use all the sauce.
  • Lay out your wraps and in the bottom centre stack in this order: lettuce, carrot, cabbage, buffalo chicken, blue cheese sauce.
  • 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!

Notes:

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 it homemade.
c) Hot or Cold - These wraps are delicious with hot or cold buffalo chicken. For a cold filling, simply allow the sauce to cool before adding it to the chicken. For hot, heat up the buffalo sauce in a pan and stir through the chicken to heat it through. You can also char the outside of the wrap on a griddle pan if you wish!
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) Calories - per wrap assuming all the sauce is used and shared between 4.

Nutrition:

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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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Roxana
    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
      Chris
      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
      Chris
      April 18, 2018 at 10:49 am

      Thanks, Allison 🙂

  • Reply
    georgie
    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
      Chris
      April 18, 2018 at 10:49 am

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

  • Reply
    Pam
    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
      Chris
      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
      Chris
      April 18, 2018 at 10:48 am

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

  • Reply
    cakespy
    March 26, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Oh my god, these just sound so freaking incredible!

    • Reply
      Chris
      March 26, 2018 at 12:24 pm

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

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