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Chicken Caesar Salad Lettuce Wraps

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If you’re looking for a light and healthy meal that’s also high in protein, you have to try this easy Chicken Caesar Salad Lettuce Wraps recipe! It is made with simple ingredients and takes just 5 minutes to prepare, great for a quick lunch or dinner. 

closeup view of 3 caesar salad wraps topped with bacon, parmesan, and croutons

Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

Chicken Caesar salad wraps are full of flavor, hearty protein, and plenty of texture – each bite is packed with plenty of tasty goodness. Crisp lettuce leaves are loaded with a delicious creamy filling of shredded chicken, juicy tomatoes, and Caesar dressing, then topped with shaved parmesan, crispy bacon, and crunchy croutons. 

This deconstructed twist on a classic Caesar salad is fun to eat and makes a festive presentation with all the goodies piled onto fresh lettuce leaves. Whether you’re packing a lunch, hosting a gathering, or simply craving a wholesome meal on the go, these low-carb chicken Caesar wraps are a great take-along option! 

If you want more wrap recipes, try my Greek chicken wrap, Asian chicken lettuce wraps, or sesame tuna lettuce wraps.   

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Healthy. These Caesar salad wraps are 100% grain-free, low in carbohydrates, and keto-friendly! They are protein-rich and packed with nutrition. 
  • Great Meal Prep. Prepare the filling ahead of time and dish it onto lettuce leaves for ready-made meals throughout the week. 
  • Portable. Chicken Caesar lettuce boats are easy to take with you wherever you go – perfect for picnics, on-the-go lunches, or packed meals. 

Ingredients for Chicken Caesar Wraps

ingredients needed for chicken caesar salad lettuce wraps

Below are the simple ingredients you will need to make this easy healthy chicken Caesar wrap recipe. Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the page to see the exact amounts for each ingredient. For more substitution ideas, check the FAQ section down below.

  • Chicken: You’ll need already cooked chicken, either shredded or chopped into smaller pieces. Grilled, slow-cooker, or Instant Pot chicken breasts are great for meal prepping, or you could use some air fryer chicken tenders if you prefer breaded chicken. When you’re in a hurry, nothing beats a rotisserie chicken from the store!
  • Tomatoes: I used grape tomatoes cut in half, but you can also use cherry or diced tomatoes. 
  • Caesar Dressing: Use your favorite store-bought version or make your own homemade dressing (great if you’re watching your carbs, salt, etc.)
  • Lettuce: Serves as the crunchy base for the wraps. Butter lettuce, green leaf, or romaine work best, or use any type you desire with broad, strong leaves. 
  • Bacon: Extra crispy bacon is best to add a crunchy texture on top of each chicken Caesar salad wrap. We like to cook our bacon in the air fryer.
  • Parmesan Cheese: You can use any kind, but you will get the richest flavor if you shave or shred the parmesan straight from the block/wedge. 
  • Croutons: Use unflavored or flavored croutons – dealer’s choice! If you’re gluten-free, low-carb, or keto, you can leave these off, use crushed keto chips, OR toast some low-carb bread or keto chaffles and cut them into croutons!

How to Make a Caesar Salad Wrap

Below are photos and recipe steps so you can easily make this recipe at home. You will also need a large mixing bowl, a mixing spoon, a knife, and a cutting board. 

Prepare Filling

In a large bowl, stir together the cooked chicken, tomatoes, and Caesar dressing until well combined. If you usually like your dressing pretty light, start with 1/2 or 3/4 the amount, then add more as you mix to meet your preferences.

Fill Lettuce Wraps

Spoon the filling into the center of each of the lettuce leaves. Top each wrap with parmesan cheese, bacon bits, and croutons. Now you’re ready to enjoy immediately!

What to Serve with Lettuce Wraps

Enjoy chicken Caesar wraps as they are or with extra Caesar dressing for dipping. You could serve these Instant Pot Artichokes as a light appetizer and these Garlic Bread Chaffles on the side for a low-carb bread option. If you want a more filling meal, pair them with side dishes like some of our favorite recipes below. 

two salad lettuce wraps with chicken caesar filling, topped with croutons and bacon


I recommend storing leftover filling separately from the lettuce leaves (not yet assembled) in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Then assemble your healthy Caesar wrap when you’re ready to serve so the lettuce doesn’t wilt. 

I don’t recommend freezing this as the fresh tomatoes can’t handle the process. They will become mushy and watery, changing the texture of the entire chicken salad.

a hand holding a folded chicken caesar salad lettuce wrap

Tips and Tricks 

  • Use leftover cooked chicken or make a rotisserie chicken lettuce wrap by pulling off pieces from a store-bought chicken for easier prep. 
  • Make this recipe gluten-free by topping each chicken Caesar lettuce wrap with gluten-free croutons. If you want to skip croutons but want a crunch, try parmesan crisps instead.
  • If you prefer lettuce wraps chilled, place the prepared filling in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or until they are at your desired temperature before dishing onto the lettuce wraps. 
overhead shot of caesar salad chicken lettuce wraps

Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap FAQs

What kind of protein can I use? 

If you prefer not to make lettuce wraps with rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken, use any leftover cooked meat like steak, turkey, or even shrimp. You can also make it vegetarian by swapping the meat for tofu or chickpeas and omitting the bacon bits.

How can I add crunch or texture to a lettuce wrap?

In this recipe, we use bacon and croutons for a delicious crispy texture, but there are many different ingredients that could do the same! Diced vegetables like cucumber, radishes, or carrots, crushed/sliced almonds or other nuts, pork rinds, roasted chickpeas, parmesan crisps, or toasted quinoa could add a lovely crunch as well.

Can I use a different dressing for the filling?

If you aren’t a Caesar dressing fan, you can swap it for a different kind for these shredded chicken lettuce wraps. Alternative dressings that would pair well with these ingredients and keep your chicken Caesar wrap healthy, include a lemon-tahini dressing, balsamic vinaigrette, avocado lime dressing, homemade ranch, herby green goddess dressing, teriyaki sauce, or hummus.

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closeup view of 3 caesar salad wraps topped with bacon, parmesan, and croutons

Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

These grab-and-go Caesar Salad Wraps are loaded with hearty protein and creamy, rich flavor, topped with crunchy croutons, parmesan, and bacon bits for biteable texture. Easily prepare them in 5 minutes! 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 524 kcal



  • 2 cups cooked chicken shredded or chopped
  • 8 oz grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup Caesar dressing

For serving:

  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 4 strips crispy bacon crumbled
  • ½ cup shaved or shredded parmesan cheese
  • Croutons optional


  • In a large bowl, stir together the cooked chicken, tomatoes, and Caesar dressing.
  • Spoon the filling into the lettuce leaves, then top with parmesan cheese, bacon, and croutons. Serve!


  • Nutritional information for low-carb/keto/gluten-free option with homemade caesar dressing, 3 romaine lettuce leaves, and no croutons: 501 calories, 38.6 g fat, 90.7 mg cholesterol, 1087.5 mg sodium, 6.7 g carbohydrates, 2.4 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 30.1 g protein, 4.3 net carbs.
  • Nutrition values below were calculated using homemade Caesar dressing, 1/2 cup croutons, and 3 romaine lettuce leaves for 7.2 net carbs per serving.


Serving: 0.25 of chicken mixture + 3 lettuce leavesCalories: 524kcalCarbohydrates: 9.9gProtein: 30.7gFat: 39.5gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 1142mgFiber: 2.7gSugar: 3.2g
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