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This Pesto Chicken and Avocado Bacon Salad Wrap is the perfect wrap to enjoy for lunch or dinner. Grilled chicken wrapped up with Caesar salad tossed greens, avocado, bacon, and basil pesto. This colorful grilled chicken wrap is simple to make, wholesome, and delicious. Use leftover grilled chicken or make my spicy black pepper chicken on the grill. The wraps are great either way and yummy served warmed or chilled.

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Can you believe this is basically the first wrap recipe I’ve ever shared? I’ve avoided things like wraps and burritos for the longest time. And for the silliest reason…they’re hard for me to photograph. I know, how dumb, but we all have our hang-ups in life.

But I’m moving beyond and embracing wraps this summer. They feel new and exciting to me and that’s just what I need. New, fun, and exciting.

I made these the very last day before heading off to LA the other week. I wasn’t planning on being able to get these done in time. But I really wanted to try so that I’d be able to share them ahead of Memorial Day weekend. And I am so glad I did! They’re perfect for using up any leftover chicken or for grilling up on Memorial Day.

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Here are the quick details

The recipe calls for already cooked chicken. You can use whatever you have on hand. Or make the black pepper chicken I often grill during the warm weather months.

It’s simply chicken tenders, tossed with olive oil, either cajun seasoning or fajita seasoning, and black pepper. Literally just three ingredients, but this mix is a go-to for me. I gave you the recipe in the notes section, so you can use that, or as I said, use leftover chicken.

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The reason I really wanted to make these? I wanted another recipe to use my homemade tortillas with. If you guys haven’t made these yet, please make them soon! They are far superior to anything you might find at the store.

Very soft, but with deliciously charred pockets and so much flavor. They’re perfect for this style of wrap because you can really taste the tortillas.

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The salad

For the salad, I made a short-cut Caesar dressing and tossed it with some shredded romaine lettuce, cubed avocado, and fresh basil.

The dressing is obviously key, it adds creaminess plus flavor to each wrap.

When you have the salad tossed, all that’s left is to roll the wraps. As I mentioned, I used my homemade tortillas, then layered on some basil pesto, the Caesar salad, grilled chicken, bacon, and some blue cheese. If you don’t enjoy blue cheese, you can use shredded cheddar or even just crumbled feta.

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Then, wrap and roll burrito style.

Since I used fresh grilled chicken and warm tortillas off the skillet, I didn’t feel the need to warm my wraps. But if you like, you can cook them in a skillet with a little olive oil until warmed. Or serve them chilled – either way is honestly so delicious.

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These would be really nice for your Memorial Day picnics…and any other summer outings to follow.

I know Creighton wishes he had his own wrap will sitting here by the pool!

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Looking for other picnic-style sandwich recipes? Here are a few ideas:

Honey Mustard Chicken Avocado Sandwich with Tahini Ranch

Picnic Style Brie and Prosciutto Sandwich

Grilled Vegetable Burrata Sandwich

Lastly, if you make this Pesto Chicken and Avocado Bacon Salad 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!

Pesto Chicken and Avocado Bacon Salad Wraps

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 4 wraps
Calories Per Serving: 792 kcal

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


Caesar dressing



  • 1. To make the dressing. Combine all ingredients in a bowl or glass jar. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper.
    2. To make the wraps. In a large salad bowl, combine the lettuce, avocado, and basil. Toss with 1/2 of the dressing.
    3. Place one tortilla at a time in the microwave for 20 seconds. Spread on a layer of pesto, then add the salad, chicken, bacon, and cheese. Drizzle over more dressing. Fold the tortilla over the ingredients. Fold sides and ends of tortillas over filling and roll forward. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
    4. Serve room temp or place in a skillet with olive oil to warm. Enjoy with extra dressing and pesto.


Grilled Black Pepper Chicken: In a bowl, toss 1 pound of chicken tenders with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1-2 tablespoons cajun or fajita seasoning, and a good pinch of black pepper. Grill the chicken until lightly charred and cooked through, turning halfway through cooking, about 10 to 12 minutes.
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  1. 5 stars
    So yummy! I just used store-bought pesto, so it was a bit more oily and messy, but still delicious.

    1. Hey Katelyn,
      Happy Friday! Thanks a lot for trying this recipe and your comment, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! xT

  2. 5 stars
    These wraps are so flavorful! I tried them maybe 6 months ago and have made them a number of times since. My favorite part of this recipe is the Ceasar dressing. We put it on everything! In these wraps, on salads, in sandwiches, and my husband dips vegetables in it. It has become a staple in our household that we make sure to not run out of. Thank you Tieghan!

    1. Hey Julie,
      Happy Friday!! I am so glad to hear this recipe is always a hit, thanks a lot for making it so often and your comment:)

  3. 5 stars
    I make this pretty often and my husband and I love it, I usually make enough for leftovers so we have it a couple nights in a row. Just had it tonight and can’t wait to have it again tomorrow! Only changes I’ve ever made to this is that I use store bought caesar dressing and make my own pesto. This recipe is an absolute home run, so delicious and so simple, one of our faves from HBH!

    1. Hey Larisa,
      You bet, leftovers will be great! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT

  4. 4 stars
    I didn’t love these last time I made them. This time, I used only a drizzle of dressing on each wrap, instead of dressing the lettuce as written, and they were delicious! Totally adding them to our summer dinner rotation. 🙂

    1. Hi Ariane,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe another try and sharing what worked well for you, so glad to hear they were enjoyed! xT

  5. Made this tonight and added tomatoes to the wrap and subbed spinach for the romaine. Delish! Even my Mayo hating husband ate it. Haha


    1. Hi Kate,
      Awesome!!😎 Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT

  6. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it is literally the best thing in the entire world. I’ll probably eat this at least once a week all summer it’s so good.

    1. Hi Skyla,
      Amazing!! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend:)

  7. 5 stars
    Absolutely amazing recipe! Easy and simple. Very tasty. My whole family (including my picky 14 year old and picky toddler) loved it.

    1. Hi Liz,
      Happy Memorial Day weekend!🇺🇸 I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks a bunch for making it! xx

  8. 5 stars
    Amazing! A perfect blend of fresh and savory that leaves you satisfied and full! My husband is a picky eater and loved this! 10/10 recommend.

    1. Hi Autumn,
      Happy Sunday!!🍍🥥 Thank you so much for trying this recipe and your feedback, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! xT

  9. I am confused: where is the pesto? This appears to be a Caesar wrap and is thus mistitled or I could be completely missing something?

    1. Hi Ashley,
      This recipe calls for 1/2 cup of pesto which is used in step 3:) Please let me know if I can help in any other way! xT

    1. Hey Annie,
      Wonderful!!😃 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your comment, so glad it was a winner! xx

  10. 5 stars
    Yummy lunch for my daughter-in-law, working from our cottage while we watch our 8-month-old grandbaby! Delicious, delicious, delicious!! Even our sweet Mabel enjoyed the chicken and pesto! I love this idea for a light summer dinner. You could use a leftover roasted chicken to make it even easier.

    1. Hey Kym,
      Fantastic!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I’m so glad it was delish! Have a great weekend:) xx