Crispy Rooster Enchilada Wraps – Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

These crispy rooster enchilada wraps are a implausible weeknight dinner (or lunch!) answer – they’re quick, straightforward, customizable and so, so scrumptious!

I’m not exaggerating after I say that these wraps are on our dinner rotation extra steadily than another meal.

As a result of they’re so customizable and are nice for utilizing up leftover rice and/or rooster, I can throw them collectively FAST. They’re nice for busy evenings or on-the-go meals!

Three tortilla wraps stacked on a wood board.

Crispy Enchilada Wrap Filling Very Customizable!

The filling for these wraps is made up of:

  • Cooked rice (brown or white)
  • Beans (I favor pinto or black beans)
  • Cooked rooster (additionally scrumptious with cooked floor beef)
  • Inexperienced chiles
  • Enchilada sauce (inexperienced or pink)
  • Recent lime juice
  • Cilantro
  • Pantry spices (cumin, oregano, chili powder, salt and pepper)

As you may see from the notes within the checklist above, the filling may be very customizable! The meat, beans, sauce – all of it may be modified up in response to your style preferences or what you’ve got available.

Glass bowl with pinto beans, cilantro, brown rice, chicken, green chiles and enchilada sauce.

I’ve made these wraps with the whole lot from rotisserie rooster to canned rooster to floor beef to additionally making them meatless.

If I’m within the temper or have half cans lingering within the fridge, generally I add half inexperienced and half pink enchilada sauce. And I’ve additionally used inexperienced salsa after I’ve been out of enchilada sauce.

I’ve mashed the beans calmly earlier than utilizing, and a few occasions after I haven’t had sufficient rice, I’ve doubled the beans and meat.

Speak about a recipe that may work FOR you, not towards you!

Bowl of chicken, rice, pinto beans, cilantro, enchilada sauce and seasonings.

Methods to Assemble the Wraps

To assemble the wraps:

  1. Sprinkle shredded cheese (I exploit a Mexican cheese mix) over the tortilla, leaving a slight border across the edge
  2. Unfold about 1/2 cup filling (for an 8- or 9-inch tortilla) in a large strip down the middle
  3. Fold one facet up and over the filling
  4. Observe with the opposite facet so the tortilla is folded into thirds
  5. Press calmly to flatten (it ought to be flat and never rounded like a burrito)
Assembling tortilla wraps with shredded cheese, chicken and rice mixture and folding the wraps into thirds.

Methods to Prepare dinner the Wraps for Most Crispiness

These wraps are magical, partly, due to how they’re cooked. They exterior is so crispy and crunchy whereas the within is sizzling and bubbly and so flavorful!

The 2 most essential steps on this course of are:

ONE: brushing oil or spraying cooking spray over the seam facet of the wrap, after which

TWO: putting the wrap seam facet down on a sizzling griddle or skillet

Cooking the wraps seam facet down first seals the tortilla so it doesn’t come unwrapped when flipping. The oil/cooking spray helps with that whereas additionally offering an additional crispy goodness to the wrap.

After they prepare dinner for a couple of minutes seam facet down, use a large spatula to flip and prepare dinner the wraps on the opposite facet till golden.

It’s completely regular for a bit filling to spill out whereas flipping/cooking. Simply tuck it again into the ends of the tortilla with the spatula and stick with it.

Tortilla wraps filled with beans, chicken and rice cooking on nonstick griddle.

As soon as the wraps come off the recent griddle, I stack them on a slicing board, reduce them in half and serve them there.

I imply, simply talking truthfully right here, dinner is sort of all the time an informal affair at our home, however particularly so when these crispy rooster enchilada wraps seem.

If I’ve youngsters going 1,000,000 instructions, I’ll make these wraps, wrap them in foil to remain heat, and ship them out the door with the children who’ve sports activities practices or different commitments.

The wraps additionally freeze nice to reheat and devour later.

Three crispy wraps stacked on each other with bite taken out of top wrap.

Loaded Toppings

These wraps are tremendous tasty sizzling off the griddle plain as could be.

However they’re additionally stellar piled excessive with bitter cream, salsa, avocados and another enchilada- or taco-style topping your coronary heart wishes.

The opposite day I dipped mine in a number of the white queso Costco has been carrying for some time (I feel it’s the Queso Mama model), and ermagersh, I about died and went to heaven. So good.

Two halves of crispy wraps stacked with sour cream, salsa and avocado.

A Nice Meal for Anytime

I’ve been making variations on crispy wraps for the reason that starting of ceaselessly:

And sure, I nonetheless have a number of extra variations up my sleeve. 😉

All of those recipes, together with the one immediately, are great just because the recipe could be tweaked and thrown collectively simply by following your coronary heart (and what’s in your fridge and pantry!)

Each time we make the enchilada wraps, they’re just a bit bit totally different. Hope you like them!

Bite of chicken, rice, and tortilla on fork on white plate.

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Three halves of crispy chicken wraps stacked on wooden board with cherry tomatoes.

Crispy Rooster Enchilada Wraps


  • 2 to three cups cooked, chopped rooster
  • 1 ½ to 2 cups cooked white or brown rice
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto or black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (10-ounce) can inexperienced or pink enchilada sauce (see be aware)
  • 1 (4-ounce) can inexperienced chiles, drained
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon recent lime juice, roughly
  • ½ teaspoon floor cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon chile powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of black pepper


  • 8 to 10 (8-inch) tortillas
  • 2 to three cups shredded Mexican-style cheese (or a combo of Monterey Jack and cheddar)
  • Cooking spray
  • Mix the entire filling substances collectively in a bowl and blend to mix.

  • For every wrap, sprinkle about 1/4 cup cheese over the tortilla then unfold about 1/2 cup filling down the middle in a large strip.

  • Fold one facet of the tortilla over the filling, adopted by the opposite facet (in order that the tortilla is folded into thirds). Press calmly to flatten. It ought to be thick and flat, not rounded like a burrito.

  • Warmth a big non-stick griddle or skillet over medium warmth till sizzling. I exploit an electrical griddle set to about 350 levels F.

  • Spray the seam facet of the wraps with nonstick cooking spray (or brush with a little bit of olive oil). Place the wraps, seam facet down, on the griddle or pan and prepare dinner till golden brown and crisp, about 2-4 minutes.

  • Whereas they prepare dinner, spray the highest with nonstick cooking spray (or brush with olive oil) and punctiliously flip with a large spatula and press down calmly to flatten only a bit. It is regular for a bit filling to fall out when flipping – simply tuck it again into the ends of the wrap with the spatula.

  • Prepare dinner for an additional 2-4 minutes till golden and the filling is sizzling and tacky melted.

  • Serve heat with bitter cream, salsa, or different toppings of your alternative!

Enchilada Sauce: these wraps are scrumptious with both inexperienced or pink enchilada sauce. It’s finest to make use of an enchilada sauce with a thicker consistency so the filling isn’t too watery (however largely, use a model that you simply just like the style of). 
Customizable: this recipe is extraordinarily customizable. Use roughly of any ingredient you want. They’re scrumptious made with cooked floor beef instead of the rooster. I’ve additionally used canned (Costco model) rooster with good outcomes. 
Spice Degree: keep watch over the spiciness of the enchilada sauce and inexperienced chiles. Use medium or sizzling for a spicy wrap – or follow gentle if you happen to don’t need them spicy.

Serving: 1 wrap, Energy: 385kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 26g, Fats: 12g, Saturated Fats: 6g, Ldl cholesterol: 56mg, Sodium: 857mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 4g

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