Buffalo chicken wraps are a delightful combination of spicy and savory flavors. Making them on your griddle is a great choice as it allows you to get that perfect sear on the chicken and warm the tortillas to perfection. Here's a recipe for Buffalo Chicken Wraps on your griddle:
For the Buffalo Chicken:
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup buffalo sauce (store-bought or homemade)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
For the Wrap Assembly:
- Large flour tortillas
- Shredded lettuce
- Sliced tomatoes
- Sliced red onions
- Crumbled blue cheese or ranch dressing
- Additional buffalo sauce for drizzling (optional)
Preparing the Buffalo Chicken:
Marinate the Chicken:
- Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, and then place them in a ziplock bag or a shallow dish.
- Pour the buffalo sauce over the chicken, add the minced garlic, and seal the bag or cover the dish. Allow the chicken to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or longer if possible, in the refrigerator.
Preheat the Griddle:
- Preheat your griddle to medium-high heat, around 350-375°F (175-190°C).
Cook the Chicken:
- Drizzle olive oil on the griddle and spread it around to prevent sticking.
- Place the marinated chicken breasts on the griddle and cook for about 5-7 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) and the chicken is nicely seared.
- While cooking, you can brush on additional buffalo sauce from the marinade to infuse more flavor.
Slice and Coat the Chicken:
- Remove the cooked chicken from the griddle and allow it to rest for a few minutes. Then, slice it into thin strips.
Assembling Buffalo Chicken Wraps:
Warm the Tortillas:
- On a cooler section of the griddle, briefly warm the flour tortillas for about 10-20 seconds per side. This will make them pliable for wrapping.
Create Your Wraps:
- Lay out a warm tortilla.
- Add a generous amount of shredded lettuce, followed by the sliced buffalo chicken, tomato slices, red onion, and crumbled blue cheese (or drizzle with ranch dressing).
- If you like it extra spicy, drizzle a bit more buffalo sauce over the ingredients.
Wrap it Up:
- Fold in the sides of the tortilla, and then roll it up from the bottom to encase the ingredients.
Serve and Enjoy:
- Serve your Buffalo Chicken Wraps immediately while they're still warm, and enjoy the delicious combination of spicy chicken and cool, crisp veggies.
These Buffalo Chicken Wraps are perfect for a quick and satisfying meal. You can customize them with your preferred level of spiciness and additional toppings like avocado, bacon, or jalapeños. Whether you're serving them for lunch or dinner, they're sure to be a hit.