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Grilled Chicken Avocado Wrap (Low Carb, High Protein)

Healthy Grilled Chicken Avocado Wrap with spinach makes a quick easy chicken recipe that is healthy, nutritious and delicious; especially when time is short and preparing a big meal is not an option. A great low-carb, high-protein recipe for weigh loss.

Two halves of a grilled chicken & avcado wrapped with spinach leaves, lemon slice and grated cheese around them, and another wrap in the background

New Year, new resolutions. And the most famous one: losing weight. I know, December was a hell of a month, too much shopping, eating and drinking. So a healthier January may sound like a good plan.

Although in reality statistics show that the eating healthily doesn’t really last that long around this time of the year. Oh well, at least we try.

How to make a chicken and avocado wrap?

But you know what, quick healthy recipes can be truly delicious and super easy to make. Take this wrap, it has got the healthiest stuff you can ask for:

  • avocados, known for the countless health benefits
  • spinach, a super leaf loaded with vitamins and minerals
  • chicken, an easy and light meat that can safely be consumed if you are on a diet.

Grilled chicken avocado wrap, process shots on how to make the wrap. The first photo shows the chicken pieces on the grill, the second photo shows the tortilla wrap topped with spinach leaves, grated cheese, chicken and avocado pieces

Chicken can be replaced with any lean meat, like turkey. I have tried it in this Healthy leftover turkey wraps with cranberry sauce and it was really delicious. Same goes for leftover beef, lamb or pulled pork.

How to keep the avocados from browning?

Avocados, as healthy and delicious as they are, tend to brown very quickly. So, in order to keep them fresh for longer, here is a trick.

Once you peel and cut the avocados, squeeze some lemon juice over the cut slices, that will prevent them from browning. Be generous with the amount of lemon juice, they will taste even better.

Trust me on this, l tried it myself and it works. Now, since the wrap is so tasty, l expect it to be eaten in two shakes of a lamb’s tail, but just in case, l guess it’s good to know.

How many calories are in a chicken avocado wrap?

Only 342! And trust me, this wrap will keep you fuller for quite a long time, so you won’t feel like snacking shortly after you had your meal.

And it’s the perfect meal on the go, great as a working lunch, picnic food, or just a light dinner.

Plus, if you’d rather not have carbs at all, you can replace the tortilla wrap with lettuce, so then you end up with a chicken avocado lettuce wrap. Pretty cool, isn’t it?

Grilled chicken avocado wrap halves with a lemon wedge next to it and grated cheese scattered around

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Grilled chicken, avocado wrap
Grilled Chicken Avocado Wrap (Low Carb, High Protein)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Healthy Grilled Chicken, Avocado Wrap with spinach and wholemeal tortilla wraps, a healthy and nutritious meal that tastes great and is super easy to make. Low carb, high protein, low in calories.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: International
Keyword: grilled chicken recipes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 342 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 3 tbsp grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tortilla wraps
Instructions
  1. To cook the chicken, cut the chicken breasts into strips, add them to a bag together with the salt, pepper, paprika, granulated garlic and oil.

  2. Give the bag a good shake so that the chicken can be well coated.

  3.  Heat up a grill pan, add the chicken and cook on both sides until done, about 3 minutes on each side.

  4. Peel and slice the avocado, then squeeze the lemon juice over.

  5. Transfer the chicken to a plate, warm up the tortilla wraps for a few seconds on each side, so the folding can be done easier.

  6. Spread the sour cream on one side of the wrap, sprinkle the grated cheese over, then add the chicken, spinach and avocado.

  7. Wrap tightly and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chicken Avocado Wrap (Low Carb, High Protein)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 752mg 31%
Potassium 626mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 2g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 32.7%
Vitamin C 12.1%
Calcium 16.9%
Iron 11.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

 

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36 Comments

  • Reply
    Lesley Ann
    January 14, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Oh woah, I just made these and they are so yummy! Had to substitute baby spinach with baby kale, because the supermarket was out of spinach. Only downside is…I only made one per person :’)

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      January 14, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      I am so pleased that you liked the wrap, l should give kale a try too. I need to make a bigger batch too, they disappear quickly.

  • Reply
    Chrisana
    February 12, 2017 at 12:21 am

    Your wrap looks toasted on the outside. Is it my imagination? I was thinking of toasting mine but wasn’t sure the best method for doing so.

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      February 12, 2017 at 12:30 am

      Hi Chrisana, thank you for your comment! I have placed the tortilla wraps on a hot grill pan for a about 20-30 seconds on each side just to get them warm and make the folding easier. They also get a very nice taste from it. Let me know if that helps!

  • Reply
    Abi
    March 19, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Are they good not served immediately?

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      March 19, 2017 at 10:09 pm

      Hi Abi! Thank you for your comment. They are good served later on too, altough l like eating the avocado fresh, using lemon helps it keep it green and fresh for longer, but l would not leave it for too many hours though, just in case the taste is not as good.

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    Stephanie@ApplesforCJ
    May 5, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    I eat wraps for dinner often when I want something quick. These look great with the avocado and spinach. Definitely two of my favorite ingredients to use in a wrap. Thanks for the tips on keeping avocado from browning!

  • Reply
    Adriana Lopez Martn
    May 6, 2017 at 4:40 am

    I love grilled chicken anything so I am in with those yummy burritos!

  • Reply
    Priya Srinivasan
    May 6, 2017 at 9:21 am

    That is one filling meal , would love to substitute chicken with some other vegetarian protein!

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      May 6, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Tofu should work nicely too, l might give that a go myself.

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    May 6, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    I love the idea of a hot tortilla wrap filled with chicken and avocado. My kids love it. Sounds so yum.

  • Reply
    Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
    May 6, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    I think wraps are the greatest. Fill them with delicious stuff and you’re good to go. And your stuffing looks fantastic. I’m thinking how good it would be for lunch tomorrow. We have chicken thawing out. 🙂

  • Reply
    ManilaSpoon
    May 7, 2017 at 2:17 am

    That is one delicious wrap that hubby and myself will enjoy! We both love avocados so anything made with it is a winner in our book!

  • Reply
    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    May 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    We love wraps here. I an eat them for any meal of the day. Chicken, avocado and spinach are a great way to fill, wrap and eat a delicious lunch any day of the week.

  • Reply
    swathi
    May 7, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    I like the idea o toasted whole meal tortilla warp with grilled chicken. and avocado I can eat this wrap any time great on the go recipe.

  • Reply
    Sandhya Ramakrishnan
    May 8, 2017 at 3:47 am

    Love wraps for lunch! They are so filling and flavorful and easy to assemble as well. I use tofu or paneer in my wraps to make them vegetarian.

  • Reply
    Sara
    May 8, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Wraps are my favorite things to make when I want something quick but still pretty filling. These are so simple and perfect for a healthy lunch!

  • Reply
    Soniya
    May 8, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    This is such a delicious recipe.. my kids love wraps in school and this is a excellent addition to out school lunch menu 🙂

  • Reply
    Kylee from Kylee Cooks
    May 8, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Wow – this will be a great lunch idea. Using the whole wheat wrap really takes the nutrition factor up a notch. Yum!

  • Reply
    Natalie
    May 9, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    I love everything about these wraps. These are healthy, nutritious, kids friendly… + these sounds flavorful and look just delicious. I’ll be making this very soon. Thanks for tips 😉

  • Reply
    MJ
    June 5, 2018 at 12:25 am

    these are wonderful. made last week and my son asked for them again this week!

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      June 5, 2018 at 6:26 am

      I am glad to hear he liked the wraps, my little ones like them too. I make them very often, and they always disappear quickly.

  • Reply
    Lori
    August 10, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Very good recipe thank you. I marinated the chicken strips and then grilled them so good

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