Chicken Cole Slaw Wraps {Secret Recipe Club}

by Dorothy Reinhold on September 27, 2015

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Summer is officially over, but I’m squeaking in a few final summery recipes before we turn ourselves over to pumpkin, turkey legs and candy canes.

This easy meal is a main-and-side combo, with the grilled chicken and the side of coleslaw sleeping together in a tortilla. Pretty cozy!

It can be lunch, it can be dinner, or it can be a mere snack if you are my 13-year-old son. He can eat it and then ask innocently, “What’s for dinner.”

“You just ate our dinner,” I will answer, and in return, I get a guilty smile. I am going to have to start labeling things “Hands OFF. This means YOU.” I might even add a final “I MEAN IT.”

Chicken and a side of cole slaw sleep together cozily in a tortilla, for a zesty Chicken Cole Slaw Wrap perfect for lunch or dinner |

Chicken Cole Slaw Wraps

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 wraps; serves 2

Serving Size: 2 small wraps per person

A chicken wrap with zesty coleslaw inside makes a dandy lunch or dinner. Use rotisserie chicken and bagged cabbage slaw mix to speed it along.


  • Cole Slaw
  • 1 cup cabbage slaw mix
  • Kernels from 1 ear sweet corn
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (I used Hampton's Creek Chipotle Just Mayo)
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives or green onion
  • Couple of grinds of black pepper
  • .
  • For Wrap Assembly
  • 4 taco-sized tortillas (I used Chi-Chi's Taco Style Flour Tortillas
  • 1 cup cooked and shredded chicken (I used rotisserie chicken)
  • Quick Mexican Pickled Onions and Carrots (optional)


  1. In a bowl, mix together the cole slaw ingredients until cabbage is well coated.
  2. Assemble wraps: Lay tortillas on a flat surface. Add cole slaw, some chicken, and a couple of Pickled Onions and Carrots. Roll up and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Serves 2 (2 wraps per person)


Recipe source: Adapted from Chicken Coleslaw Wrap on the blog Enriching Your Kid

I ran across this recipe from Shirley, who writes the food blog Enriching Your Kid. She’s a clinical psychologist who now takes care of her kids, and has a plethora of Indian recipes on her blog. I dare you not to get wanderlust while you peruse them.

I was tempted by her Spinach Burger (spinach and spuds…what’s not to like?), her Tofu Jalfrezi with lots of vegetables would make a good Meatless Monday option, and her Chicken Coconut Curry looks like a winner winner chicken dinner to me.

Chicken Cole Slaw Wrap on ShockinglyDelicious.comIn the end, though, I succumbed to her Chicken Coleslaw Wrap idea. She packs it for a school lunch, “a combination of raw food and cooked chicken to provide enough nutrition and energy for the busy bodies,” she says. I repurposed it for dinner, and took a few shortcuts (buy the cole slaw mix, buy rotisserie chicken, etc.), because dinner on work and school nights is a time-is-of-the-essence type of thing, right?

Secret Recipe Club button on Shockingly DeliciousI was assigned her blog as part of Secret Recipe Club, a sort of secret-Santa project for food bloggers. We are to quietly explore and cook for a month from this secret blog, and today is our reveal day of the recipe we have chosen to present.

Thanks, Shirley, for a delicious month of reading and cooking.

Meanwhile, browse the photo array below to see what else the Secret Recipe Club cooked up this month.

Disclosure: Hormel sent the pulled pork for recipe development, and compensated me for my time.

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Terri Oliver Steffes September 29, 2015 at 9:59 am

These wraps look like a perfect tailgate food. So much could be prepared in advance. It’s my first SRC and I LOVE it!!


Dorothy Reinhold October 6, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Welcome to SRC! It’s a great group, and you’ll have fun.


Andi @ The Weary Chef September 29, 2015 at 9:21 am

I love easy dinner like this one. Looks so good and tasty! Yum! 🙂


Dorothy Reinhold October 6, 2015 at 7:59 pm

Thank you Andi!


Emily @ Life on Food September 29, 2015 at 7:08 am

What a great dinner/lunch/snack. I love having these kind of versatile things on hand for hectic days.


eat good 4 life September 29, 2015 at 7:06 am

I love any type of wrap and your looks delicious. Loving the corn in it!


Dorothy Reinhold October 6, 2015 at 8:10 pm

Eat Good,
Late summer, early fall corn is the best, too!


Couscous & Consciounsess September 28, 2015 at 11:47 pm

This looks perfect for a quick, easy, and yet nutritious mid-week meal – I feel pretty certain that this will be making an appearance at my place one night soon.

Dorothy, I loved being assigned to your blog this month, and really enjoyed browsing through a whole heap of your posts. The recipe I made was a huge hit, and I will be making more dishes for sure.


Dorothy Reinhold October 6, 2015 at 8:12 pm

Thanks Couscous! Let me know what else you try.


Ginny McMeans September 28, 2015 at 9:37 pm

This is so different. Love the chipotle mayo too. The secret Recipe Club is such a fun idea!


Dorothy Reinhold October 6, 2015 at 8:13 pm

It is truly fun each month.


Healing Tomato September 28, 2015 at 7:29 pm

The secret sandwich club sounds so amazing. Your wrap recipe looks heavenly. I can’t wait to try it.


Kristyn September 28, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Yum! Such an easy dinner idea!


Gerry @ Foodness Gracious September 28, 2015 at 3:01 pm

these look awesome, I could just pick em up and run 🙂


Dorothy Reinhold September 28, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Exactly right Jerry!


Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm September 28, 2015 at 12:21 pm

You turned this into the perfect recipe Dorothy, easy peasy and delicious.


Dorothy Reinhold September 28, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Thank you Wendy!


Sarah E. September 28, 2015 at 9:38 am

Ooh I bet that would be perfect with pork too! YUM! Happy reveal day


Dorothy Reinhold September 28, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Oh yeah, Sarah, pulled pork would be great!


Katie @ Recipe for Perfection September 28, 2015 at 6:33 am

Where I am, it’s only 9:30 am, yet for some strange reason I am already hungry for lunch… wonder why? 😉


Dorothy Reinhold September 28, 2015 at 9:06 am

I cannot imagine!


Kacey @ The Cookie Writer September 28, 2015 at 5:11 am

Pumpkin, apple, and Halloween recipes are already all over the place and I am still dealing with summer recipes! This sounds light and refreshing, but also something I would eat all year round (because you know the holidays makes us feel disgusting!)


Dorothy Reinhold September 28, 2015 at 9:07 am

I agree with you entirely! I would eat this any day of the year. There can be too much of a good thing with holidays, methinks.


Christie September 28, 2015 at 4:44 am

I love the ease of this dinner and using the last of summer vegetables.


Marye September 28, 2015 at 4:44 am

These sound so good! I love a good chicken wrap!


Dorothy Reinhold September 28, 2015 at 9:08 am

We all should have a good chicken wrap in our repertoire, eh?


Amy Stafford September 28, 2015 at 4:43 am

What a great wrap to enjoy for lunch. love the flavor combo!


Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine September 28, 2015 at 4:23 am

O yum! I could totally devour some of these!


Shirley September 27, 2015 at 11:54 pm

Loved the way you did this. Classy presentation and neat short cuts. Glad you enjoyed it.


Dorothy Reinhold September 28, 2015 at 9:08 am

Thanks Shirley! I was inspired by YOU, of course!


Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories September 27, 2015 at 10:52 pm

These look great, and I totally get it! As a mom of a growing boy (now a man) we had to produce mass quantities of food.


Dorothy Reinhold September 28, 2015 at 9:09 am

He is only 13, and I am in awe of how much he can put away.


SallyBR September 27, 2015 at 9:11 pm

Sounds quite delicious indeed…. perfect recipe for the season….

I got her blog a while ago, so that was a nice flash back down secret memory lane… 😉


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