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Folded Crispy Cheese and Chicken Wraps inspired by the classic Cuban sandwich. Seasoned chicken, ham, lettuce, herbs, pickles, mustard, and lots of swiss cheese. All folded up into wraps, then pan-fried until warm and crispy. These easy wraps come together quickly, they’re crunchy on the outside, spicy and cheesy inside. Serve with creamy avocado jalapeño sauce for dipping. Great for dinner, but equally fun for game night!

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When recipes stop working for me, and I try one new recipe after another that I’m just not that happy with, I start looking into completely new ideas with completely new flavors. A lot of times when I’m not loving recipes, it usually means I’m bored. Bored with the flavors, bored with the idea, just bored.

It takes me some time to come to that realization. But when I do, I go to flavors I haven’t explored nearly enough. Cuban food is definitely one of the cuisines that I’ve barely skimmed the surface of, so I was excited to dive in. Plus a Cuban-style sandwich is actually something a few of you have previously asked for.

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So when I started thinking about recipes, that Cuban sandwich came to mind. Almost immediately I was set on the idea.

Unfortunately, I don’t know where to find good Cuban-style bread around here. So instead of sandwiches, I decided to make crispy, cheesy wraps. Plus, I love the idea of folded wraps, they are always delicious.

Now, I understand this isn’t by any means traditional Cuban food. But it’s my fun twist, with lots of Cuban inspiration. I swapped the traditional roasted pork with seasoned chicken and the Cuban-style bread with whole-grain tortillas. I then added one of my favorite creamy sauces.

Not traditional, but very much inspired by ingredients within a Cuban sandwich. And ones that are used in Cuban cooking.

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Here’s how you do it

First things first, start with the chicken. I cooked it with onions, garlic, oregano, and lots of cumin. Get the chicken crispy in a skillet and that’s it. Just keep the flavor simple.

When the chicken is cooked, the rest is really just assembling.

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Assemble

I took a lot of photos so you could see how this is done, but guys it’s easy. Make a cut down the center of your tortillas, then add the chicken to one corner. Then add the greens to another corner, and finally the cheese to another. Fold it all up, then pan-fry.

So you’ve got….

One-quarter of chicken.

Another quarter of greens, pickles, n’ things.

A quarter full of mustard and ham.

And finally a quarter full of melty swiss and pepper jack cheese.

Now fold it all up into one triangle.

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Then the sauce

It’s the creamiest most delicious avocado jalapeño sauce. It’s one of my favorite sauces. The key is to blend the avocado with pickled jalapeños. The pickled jalapeños add a little tanginess and mellow out the spiciness. They make the flavor extra delicious and different from other sauces.

As the wraps cook, the cheese on the outer layer melts out a bit and the most magical thing happens. The cheese melts onto the skillet and becomes crispy and almost fried. It’s really good.

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And then, everything else cooks together into a wrap that’s crispy on the outside, but cheesy and saucy inside. The ham, while it might sound different, actually makes these. Something about that combo of pickles, ham, and swiss. So odd, but so good.

Nothing fancy, just really delicious food. Excited to have this recipe on-hand for easy dinners and the Super Bowl this Sunday. It’s just one of those meals that everyone loves!

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Looking for other fun sandwiches? Here are my favorites: 

Healthier Homemade Crunchwrap Supreme

Party Size Italian Melt

Everything Cheddar Tomato Bacon Grilled Cheese

Garlic Naan Grilled Cheese

Lastly, if you make these Folded Crispy Chicken and Cheese Wraps be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Folded Crispy Chicken and Cheese Wraps

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 4 wraps
Calories Per Serving: 4673 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Ingredients

Creamy Jalapeño Sauce

Instructions

  • 1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over high heat. Add the onion and chicken and cook 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, oregano, cumin, cayenne, and season with salt and pepper. Cook another 5 minutes until the chicken is browned.
    2. To assemble, cut down from the center of the tortilla to the edge (see above photo). Spread the chicken in the bottom left corner, then add a handful of the lettuce, pickles, and cilantro on the top left corner. Spread the mustard on the top right corner, add the cheese, and ham (see photos for visuals). Fold the chicken over the lettuce. Then, working clockwise, fold that quarter over the ham. And finally, fold that quarter over the bottom corner with cheese.
    3. To make the jalapeño sauce, combine all ingredients except the mayo in a blender. Blend until smooth. Now add the mayo and season with salt. Pulse to combine.
    4. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a skillet, add 1 wrap and cook 2-3 minutes per side until crisp and golden brown. Serve warm with jalapeño sauce.
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  1. 5 stars
    Just made these tonight! They were wonderful!! I could eat that sauce with a spoon!! Very tasty. Will definitely be making these again!!

  2. 5 stars
    My daughter rated this a 10 out of 10, and I sooo agree! I wasn’t sure about the sauce at first because I’m not a fan of avocado and my family isn’t a fan of spicy. I talked myself into making it anyway and OMG, it’s incredible. I want to put that sauce on everything. I’m so happy I found this site, because I get bored with food. So far all the recipes have been a Home run ?.

  3. 5 stars
    This was delicious. Prep time was a bit time consuming for a sandwich, but definitely worth it. I used gluten free tortillas.

    1. Hey Brynne,
      Happy Friday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks sos much for making it! xTieghan

  4. 5 stars
    This is just perfection. Everything about it. Incredible flavor. SO simple and easy. Just yes to everything as written. Absolutely amazing

    1. Hey Jennifer,
      Happy Friday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks sos much for making it! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    Oh. My. Gosh. These are amazing! I made a few minor substitutions, but these are literally one of the best things my husband and I have eaten in a long time. The flavors are bold, so if you’re a salt and pepper seasoning person, don’t bother. But if you like big flavor, please make these! It’s actually amazing how good they are and how EASY they are to whip up for a weeknight meal! I could literally cook only HBH meals for the rest of my life and I would die happy! Thank you!

    1. Hey Tammy,
      I love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks a lot for giving it a try!! Thanks so much for your kind message! xxT

  6. These were a huge hit with my family! I’ll definitely be adding this to our rotation. Your recipes are all so delicious and fun to make! I’m enjoying to cook again after going through a lull. Thank you!

  7. 5 stars
    I loved this twist on a Cubano! So delicious and easy! My husband and kiddo both loved it. A word of caution, there are a lot of salty elements so very lightly season the chicken. I did a bit too much and it was a little too salty but still tasty. Also, next time I was make 1/2 the amount of avocado sauce. Soooo good but it makes a lot! Thanks Tieghan

  8. 5 stars
    Ahhhmazing! We could not stop raving with each bite and did not want it to end! So incredibly delicious…the flavors were perfect. We can’t wait to try it again and again. Definitely a family favorite!!

    1. Hey Tiffany,
      Happy Wednesday!! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    Delicious! But every time I try to make a folded wrap like this, it always breaks apart on the final step. Over filling it? Quality of tortilla? Unclear. Even deconstructed it’s delicious though!

    1. Hey Chelsea,
      Happy Wednesday!! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! I would say it could be both over stuffing and the tortilla brand, I would try a different one! xTieghan

  10. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh! Both my husband and I give this an “mmmmmm incredible!” rating! Every bite harm’s something amazing in it. First, the pickle taste then the ham, mustard, THEN the perfectly seasoned chicken. Fun to make and delicious to eat! ?

  11. 5 stars
    Made these along with the White Chicken Chili for the Super Bowl ( Sad day after in Ohio.) Both were awesome. Just the right amount of spice with cheesy goodness. The dipping sauce was amazing, I could use it for other recipes as a drizzle. We kept dipping our fingers it was so fresh tasting.

    1. Hey Jana,
      Wonderful!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed!! ?xTieghan

  12. 5 stars
    Everything of yours is sooo darn good!!! Excellent!! Made mine with bread and butter pickles and my husband’s with dill. Easily customizable depending on taste!

  13. 5 stars
    Another fabulous HBH recipe we made today! The flavors are amazing! Super Bowl dinner hit and we will make these again!

    Side note – we cooked the chicken with the onions and spices with chicken broth then shredded the chicken. ??