Pesto Chicken Wraps

Pesto mayo combines brilliantly with the savoury flavours of the chicken, which is then folded into a soft wrap with crunchy lettuce and fresh tomatoes. These little wraps are a doddle to make and are a perfect size for little hands, so they are bound to be devoured quickly!

They make a great lunch or substantial after-school snack as they contain all the vital macronutrients – protein from the chicken, carbohydrates from the wrap and healthy fats from the mayonnaise and pesto, along with a couple of portions of salad.

See allergen switches in the notes below.

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Pesto Chicken Wraps

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Lunch Boxes & Picnics, Main Courses
Servings 4 people
Suitable for Special Diet (or adaptable) Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-sugar, Nut-free



  • Combine the mayonnaise and pesto in a bowl. Season to taste.
  • Thinly slice or shred the cooked chicken and stir into the pesto mayonnaise. Shred the lettuce and slice the tomatoes.
  • Divide the shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes and chicken mixture between the wraps. Wrap tightly and serve!


  • If you don’t have any left-over cooked chicken to hand, cook some chicken breast to use in this recipe instead. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan). Season a chicken breast and wrap in baking paper, place into a baking tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  • I love using Hunter & Gather Avocado Oil Mayonnaise, and the Crosta & Mollica Durum Wheat Piadana Flatbreads.
  • Allergens switches: Egg-free, switch mayonnaise to an egg-free vegan version. Gluten-free choose glute-free wraps. Nut and dairy-free choose a pesto free from both of these.
  • If you have the time, it is not difficult to make your own wraps. You could try my recipe for super-nutritious courgette wraps.
  • You may wish to adjust the amount of pesto used to reflect your family’s preference.
  • If you are not going to eat these straight away, them make them without the tomato (eat the tomato separately), as it can make the wrap go slightly soggy.
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  1. This looks great,but organic chicken is oh so expensive to buy and cooking a whole one isn’t always practical. Can you recommend any cheaper chicken as I worry about buying non organic due to welfare etc.

    1. If you can get chicken from a local farm or farm shop (or online from a reliable source) this might be a good mid-way solution. Sometimes you can buy other free range/wild poultry like guinea fowl and partridge from butchers for less than you think too.

      1. Thanks, I will look into this. Currently we only get chicken when reduced in Waitrose! In the interim I think I will try this with Tofu..
        Tried the courgette wraps recently and they were delicious!!