Chicken Avocado BLT Wrap. Whew! That’s a mouthful! A tasty mouthful, that is…
I absolutely adore a good BLT. In fact, I’ve been known to eat more than one at a sitting. Because, really, how full can you get from one BLT sandwich?
That is, unless it’s a sandwich like this one, which I had at a little diner in Savannah, Georgia. This sandwich had some serious bacon action going on! And I’m not gonna lie. I ate it all. #sorrynotsorry
Anyway, I’m making BLT’s back home now. After yesterday’s snow of several inches, today it’s in the mid 50’s and the sun is shining. Typical Illinois. Tractors are out of the shed but not in the field quite yet.
It got me thinking about meals in the field, through. Traditional BLT’s are great at the dinner table. But when you’re packing a lunch or eating in a tractor, you sometimes need an alternative version to make it eat-on-the-go-worthy.
Enter my Chicken Avocado BLT wrap.
Here are the team players:
Leftover grilled chicken – super easy, not much effort. Extra protein to help keep us full.
Avocado, specifically recast as guacamole, plays a role as the glue to the sandwich. We don’t want things falling everywhere. Don’t worry about making it from scratch, there are some great ready to eat guacamole’s on the market like Wholly Guacamole. Even Aldi carries a brand. Check the ingredients to make sure it contains the good stuff – not a bunch of fillers.
Bacon, of course, is the star of the show. Salty, a bit crispy, a bit chewy and oh so tasty. Don’t skimp on this one. You know, since it’s the star.
Lettuce. Well, honestly on a BLT I could take it or leave it. But I did add a leaf of baby romaine to the sandwich. It fits perfectly and adds a little extra crunch. I used a whole leaf because again, we don’t want debris flying.
Finally, tomato. Put some diced or sliced tomato on the sandwich and show it a little salt & pepper love! (The condiment kind, not the 90’s rap group. Someone’s feeling funny today!!!)
I wrapped mine all up in a sun-dried tomato wrap, but any version of a flour tortilla will do. You may want to warm it for a few seconds in the microwave to make it pliable. Fold one end in, then the sides, and wrap to make the perfect packet. If you’d like to see a demonstration, head to your nearest burrito takeout place and observe.
So there you have it! The quintessential summer BLT wrap, in ready to travel form.
I can promise you it’s good. My husband Ryan specially requested it in back to back lunches and that never happens!
What’s your favorite topping to add to your BLT?
Made with love,
Chicken Avocado BLT Wrap
- 1 large tortilla wrap (plain or flavored)
- 2 T. prepared guacamole
- 1 baby romaine leaf, washed and dried
- 3 strips cooked bacon
- 1/4 cup precooked chicken
- 3 T chopped or sliced tomato
- salt & pepper, to taste
- Heat the tortilla wrap slightly in the microwave for 15 seconds or so. This will make it more pliable.
- Spread guacamole on inner portion of the tortilla. Do not extend it to the sides
- Add romaine leaf, bacon, chicken, tomato, and salt & pepper.
- Fold wrap by folding one end in. Bring both sides in, then complete the roll until all ingredients are enclosed.
- Slice diagonally (if desired) and eat!