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soft butter lettuce wrapped around shredded rotisserie chicken, creamy greek yogurt caesar dressing, crunchy croissant croutons, and pillowy parmesan cheese. a super easy and healthy weeknight dinner idea.
soft butter lettuce wrapped around shredded rotisserie chicken, creamy greek yogurt caesar dressing, crunchy croissant croutons, and pillowy parmesan cheese. a super easy and healthy weeknight dinner idea. chicken caesar lettuce wraps | a flavor journal food blog

As promised, here is the first recipe to use with the greek yogurt caesar dressing.  It’s so easy to throw together, and it’s’ also delicious.  Make the greek yogurt caesar dressing for salads some night, then use the leftover dressing for these lettuce wraps a couple of nights later.

soft butter lettuce wrapped around shredded rotisserie chicken, creamy greek yogurt caesar dressing, crunchy croissant croutons, and pillowy parmesan cheese. a super easy and healthy weeknight dinner idea. chicken caesar lettuce wraps | a flavor journal food blog

I also make my own toasted croissant croutons, and toss them on top of these lettuce wraps.  Croissant croutons are super light, airy, crispy, and a great complement to the shredded chicken and creamy caesar dressing.

soft butter lettuce wrapped around shredded rotisserie chicken, creamy greek yogurt caesar dressing, crunchy croissant croutons, and pillowy parmesan cheese. a super easy and healthy weeknight dinner idea.

If you can, use a microplane to grate a big chunk of Parmesan Reggiano into soft, pillowy layers of cheese directly onto the chicken and caesar dressing, then add some chopped green onion for a little bite.  Some freshly cracked black pepper also seals the deal. 🙂  If you don’t have a microplane, just use the finest cheese grater you’ve got.  It’s going to be delicious either way!

Alternative proteins to throw into these lettuce wraps could be cooked salmon, cooked chicken thighs, or even steak.  Each of these proteins can hold up to the strong Caesar flavor, and would make an awesome last minute dinner when you’ve got a lot going on.  

soft butter lettuce wrapped around shredded rotisserie chicken, creamy greek yogurt caesar dressing, crunchy croissant croutons, and pillowy parmesan cheese. a super easy and healthy weeknight dinner idea. chicken caesar lettuce wraps | a flavor journal food blog

IF you’re making these shredded chicken caesar lettuce wraps for dinner, and you feel like a little wine, I’ve also got recommendations for you.  I’m using the same wine pairings that I used for my greek yogurt caesar dressing post, as the chicken and croutons still allow those wines to fit perfectly here.  

soft butter lettuce wrapped around shredded rotisserie chicken, creamy greek yogurt caesar dressing, crunchy croissant croutons, and pillowy parmesan cheese. a super easy and healthy weeknight dinner idea. chicken caesar lettuce wraps | a flavor journal food blog

Be sure to tag me on Instagram with any recipes you make from the blog, and always feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have!  

time for wine

:: Rosé.  (USA / France)  >> As if we need more reasons to drink copious amounts of rosé.  The rosé you want to pair with Caesar needs to have a dry minerality to it.  Why?  The savory taste of Caesar dressing, specifically with the anchovy and parmesan, need some structure to balance it out.  Rosé offers some fun, fruit-forward notes when you first take a sip, then lead into that mineral finish at the end.  It’s an awesome choice for Caesar and shredded chicken alike.

:: Sauvignon Blanc.  (Chile / USA)  >> Sauvignon Blanc that is fermented in stainless steel typically has an acidic expression that is perfect to pair with creamy Caesar dressing.  I have the “USA” noted here, because most American styles of Sauvignon Blanc differ greatly from those that are produced in New Zealand (which are arguably the most popular region that produces these wines at the moment.)  Sauvignon Blanc that is from the U.S. tend to have less of those strong, extremely tart grapefruit notes.  And while I do love me some NZ Sauv Blanc, this dressing needs something a little tamer to complement it, rather than compete with it.  Look for bottles from Chile to start; they’re extremely affordable, and while they may not rock your world, they will be easy on the wallet and fit in nicely with the caesar dressing here.  Or if you’re wanting something from the US, lean towards something from Columbia Valley.

:: Sancerre.  (France) >> Sancerre is Sauvignon Blanc, but from the Sancerre appellation of France.  Nestled in the Loire Valley, it offers acidity that (again) cuts through the creaminess of Caesar salad.  If you’ve been a Sauvignon Blanc drinker for a long time, yet you’ve never checked out Sancerre, do it.  Just know that it’s got a bit more finesse than the New Zealand style, so don’t try to compare the two.  Sancerre is super easy to pair with so many different foods, so grab a bottle and put it up against an array of appetizers at your next get together. 🙂

cheers!

Sara

soft butter lettuce wrapped around shredded rotisserie chicken, creamy greek yogurt caesar dressing, crunchy croissant croutons, and pillowy parmesan cheese. a super easy and healthy weeknight dinner idea.
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chicken caesar lettuce wraps

soft butter lettuce wrapped around shredded rotisserie chicken, creamy greek yogurt caesar dressing, crunchy croissant croutons, and pillowy parmesan cheese. a super easy and healthy weeknight dinner idea. 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken caesar lettuce wrap
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 220kcal
Author: sara a.
Cost: $3

Ingredients

  • 12 leaves butter lettuce
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup greek yogurt caesar dressing recipe link in notes
  • 6 Tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup toasted croissant croutons recipe link in notes
  • cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion

Instructions

  • Layer two leaves on top of each other to make each lettuce wrap; making a total of six wraps.
  • Add 1/3 cup rotisserie chicken to each wrap, then top each wrap with one to two tablespoons of greek yogurt caesar dressing.
  • Sprinkle one tablespoon of finely grated parmesan onto the chicken and caesar.  Divide the toasted croissant croutons amongst the wraps, then top each of them with freshly cracked black pepper and chopped green onion to fit your taste.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1wrap | Calories: 220kcal | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12.5g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 75mg | Calcium: 78mg
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  1. Reply

    5 stars
    I love every combination on this yummy Lettuce. Crunchy, delicious and cheesy. Perfect for my Dinner table.

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Veena! There are definitely some fun textures in these chicken caesar wraps!

    • Heidy M
    • May 15, 2020
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    5 stars
    These shredded chicken caesar lettuce wraps look perfect for lunchtime! I love the idea of no bread for a low carb lunch!

    1. Reply

      You and me both, Heidy! I can only do so many salads, and I feel like lettuce wraps are *just* different enough to keep it interesting at lunch! Thank you for the kind comment!

    • Paige
    • May 15, 2020
    Reply

    5 stars
    These are easy and healthy and I LOVE the yogurt dressing for them!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Paige! The greek yogurt caesar is seriously a staple for us now!

  2. 5 stars
    This looks so easy and I love that you offered some wine suggestions as well!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Alice! They are super easy – and the wine pairings are so much fun!

  3. Reply

    5 stars
    These look refreshing and delicious! A cool twist on the salad

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Marwin! You have to switch it up every now and then, right?

  4. Reply

    5 stars
    I’m such a huge fan of Caesar salad and I love hay you used a Greek yogurt dressing for these lettuce wraps! What a good way to add some more protein (and creaminess!).

    1. Reply

      Love it! And yes, the greek yogurt is such a fun (and healthier) twist on the classic caesar!

    • Natalie
    • May 18, 2020
    Reply

    5 stars
    Lovely dinner option. So light and perfect for summer nights. Also thanks for wine suggestion. My husband and I, we love to have a glass with out dinner.

    1. Reply

      My pleasure, Natalie! We have a glass of wine with *most* (almost every) dinner at home! I love pairing different varietals and discovering some surprises every now and then!

    • Aline
    • May 18, 2020
    Reply

    5 stars
    We’re making this for lunch right now! The croutons are so delicious, we cant stop snacking on them ahahaha

    1. Reply

      ahahaha. YES, Aline! The croutons are seriously one of the best parts! lol

  5. Reply

    5 stars
    In love with how easy these are to make… and to make in the morning for an easy lunch! Such a great, fresh wrap with everything I love. Thank you for the great recipe!

    1. Reply

      I’m so glad you enjoy them, Candice! They are so easy to throw together, and way less guilt than most other lunch options! Thank you for the kind words!

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