Recipe Box: Make-Ahead Chicken Wraps

This recipe is from our friends at Martha Stewart Living. Once a month we’ll share our favorite Martha Stewart Living recipe here on for all of you to try. Today’s recipe is a bright and minty dish that’s perfect for making ahead of time to pack in your lunch!

Chicken Wraps With Mango, Basil, and Mint



Serves 4


For the Chicken

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 shallot
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 12 ounces total)

For the dressing

  • 1/2 shallot
  • 1/2 mango, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

For assembling

  • 4 lavash breads (3 1/2 ounces each)
  • 1/2 mango, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick spears
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 8 fresh mint leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Make the chicken: Finely chop garlic and shallot in a food processor. Add basil and oil, and process until mixture forms a coarse paste. Stir in salt and cinnamon, and season with pepper. Make a few shallow 1/2-inch slits on both sides of chicken; rub all over with the basil mixture. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake chicken until cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely, then shred into small pieces; set aside.
  2. Make the dressing: Finely chop shallot in the clean bowl of the food processor. Add mango, and process until smooth. Add the lime juice and cayenne, and process until combined.
  3. Assemble wraps: Spread about 1/4 cup mango dressing in center of each lavash. Top with chicken, mango, and herbs. Roll up diagonally to form a cone. Wraps can be refrigerated, wrapped in parchment and plastic, up to 4 hours.

Are you going to give this recipe a try?

We gave it a go last week and brought it into the office the next day for lunch. It was so good! And healthy too.

Special thanks to Martha Stewart Living for sharing this fabulous recipe with us today!

XO Team

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Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2006

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  • Anna James

    Oh my goodness, this look amazing. Healthy and fabulous. Thanks for sharing, Lauren. I have a new post “”A Girl’s Guide to Spring Hair.”” Love to hear your thoughts. xo

  • Michelle LaPorte

    Thank you for sharing!! I love trying the recipes that are posted!!

  • Tiffani Stuart

    Mmmm… Looks Yummy!

  • Leanne

    These look delicious!!

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  • Martin M

    The Wrap looks fantastic. Gonna try it out today!! So good :)

  • Amenah Hussein

    Deff. a win-win!! This needs to be dug in-to like right Now! :) thanks for the marvelous recipie.

  • Amy Breckenridge

    i’m a vegetarian but i would definitely make this with tofu instead of chicken! the flavor combo sounds delicious :) thanks for posting!

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  • Sprinkling Sugar

    LOVE a simple lunch, especially one that’s healthy and easy to bring with to work.

  • Liz

    This looks super yum! I am def going to try!

  • Rachel Trampel

    Yum! Those look delicious!

  • Manal khm

    yum yum !!!

  • Elizabeth LaBrasca

    yum =) can not wait to try this!

    xo Elizabeth

  • Rachel Sanders

    Wow! this looks better than what you can usually buy in cantines/ ready made sandwiches! I shall definatly be starting to make this! Looks so yummy! xx

  • Krista Gray

    This looks delicious. I’m hooked on goat cheese/cucumber sandwiches right now…

  • Melissa Panici

    YES I’m definately trying this!! Yum!

  • marianne garcia

    I know fashion can be challenging for some like me but I isn’t cooking lunch for the next day just as chalenging? Am I in the minority?

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  • Rebecca Lawson

    That looks wonderfully delicious Lauren! Thanks so much for all the great healthy food ideas! I am going to try this one out this week!!

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  • Lucy Springett

    looks so good!

  • Emilie

    Wow that looks so yum. I have a little herb garden overflowing with basil and mint so this is perfect!

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  • Shellz

    looks delsih! will give this a go!

  • Liesl

    I love making chicken wraps! It’s healthy and delicious! :-)

    Liesl xxx

  • Beth P

    Sounds delish! I am def going to make this one night this week… maybe even tonight for lunch tomorrow. Just need to make it to the store! Thanks!

  • Stephanie DiMaggio

    WOW, that look soo amazing!

  • Sung-Yeh Nordquist

    love <3 !!! :-)

  • Petra Zeller

    I definitely try this. It looks really delicious. Mhmmm :)
    Great recipe. xoxo, Petra

  • Elisee prummel

    This looks delicious,
    I ate something like this yesterday with chicken and i love it!;)

  • mrsellieroop

    I’m for sure trying this!

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  • Jennifer VG

    It looks very delicious!

    Thanks for the recipe :)

    XO Jenn

  • Nicole Anderson

    I need to try these! They look so delicious.

  • Cluny Grey

    This sounds so good, but I’m vegetarian; I wonder how it would work with veggie chicken or even tofu? Any ideas anyone? I’m not a great cook!


  • Michelle Berger

    I think I am going to try these tonight ut with a whole wheat tortilla (I already have in the fridge). Yummers!

  • Martin M

    I have tried them and they rae really fantastic! Perfect when its warm outside. Thanks for sharing :) XOXO

  • Sara Lloyd Williams

    Made this for the first time today. So tasty, but I accidentally pit 1/4 tea spoon of cayenne pepper in… Mouth is still on fire! :P

  • Blackstar

    MAde these tonight! they were great thanks for the recipe

  • Duniya

    I have to try this! Got hungry just by writing the recipe down! Yum!

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