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Firecracker Chicken Wraps

These firecracker chicken wraps are filled with shredded chicken tossed in a tangy firecracker sauce and served in a crunchy tortilla with Ranch dipping sauce.

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I have to say, I’m getting prrrrretty good at nailing restaurant copycat recipes nowadays. I’ve mastered famous steak rubs, salad dressings, rolls, you name it. So I was pretty confident going into this firecracker chicken wrap recipe, inspired by one of my favorite restaurant chains, The Longshorn Steakhouse.

Now here’s how you know I’m an honest person. These firecracker chicken wraps right here…they taste nothing like the ones from Longhorn. Whoops.

But I can honestly say, that these are equally good. This firecracker sauce is totally addicting and it’s a happy accident that I ended up failing at my attempt to copy The Longhorn’s version. I especially love putting this chicken in a lettuce wrap when I’m in need of a healthier spin.

What else can you do with Firecracker Chicken?

Believe it or not, this makes an incredible pizza topping with some blue cheese or ranch dressing drizzled on top. It’s similar to buffalo chicken pizza, but with more tang. I cook a bunch of chicken ahead of time, bag up smaller portion sizes, and pop it in the freezer until I’m ready to make pizza. Then I just grab some Naan bread, (which I also store in the freezer- it makes the best pizza crust and you don’t have to worry about dough), and boom. Dinner’s done.

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Firecracker Chicken Wraps

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Shredded chicken tossed in a tangy firecracker sauce and served in a crunchy tortilla with Ranch dipping sauce. 

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 large boneless/skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt/pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup flour, Optional, omit for a healthier option
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

Firecracker Sauce

  • 1/3 cup buffalo sauce
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder, optional

Other Ingredients:

  • 8 6-inch flour tortillas
  • ¾ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese, Cheddar or pepper jack also work
  • ½ cup ranch dressing

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and season with salt/pepper as desired.
  • Place the flour in a zip lock bag and drop the chicken pieces into it. Seal the bag and shake to coat.
  • Heat 4 tablespoons of oil over medium and heat and cook the floured chicken for a few minutes on each side.
  • Mix firecracker sauce ingredients together in a large bowl. Remove chicken from the skillet and drop into the bowl, mixing around to coat thoroughly.
  • Place the chicken and sauce in a baking dish (the size is not important, just large enough to hold the chicken) and cook, covered, for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and use two forks to shred it. Mix in the cheese.
  • Remove and roll the tortillas from the package one at a time to prevent them from drying out, which causes them to crack when folder.
  • Scoop 2-3 tablespoons into the middle of each tortilla. Roll tightly and brush with a little vegetable oil at the seam. Repeat for all tortillas and place them on a large plate, seal side down.
  • Place the wraps in the microwave for about 15-30 seconds, this helps the seal to stick.
  • Heat ¾ cup of oil in a skillet and fry each tortilla until the bottom begins to turn light brown, then flip and repeat
  • Remove from skillet, slice each tortilla in half, and serve with ranch dressing!

Nutrition

Calories: 304kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 397mg, Potassium: 57mg, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 85IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 74mg, Iron: 1mg

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15 comments on “Firecracker Chicken Wraps”

  1. Too sweet, not enough creaminess like the restaurant.

    • I think you missed my intro to the recipe:

      “ Now here’s how you know I’m an honest person. These firecracker chicken wraps right here…they taste nothing like the ones from Longhorn. Whoops.”

  2. I really enjoy wraps of all kinds and I always have some tortillas in the refrigerator so I can fix even a simple veggie wrap. I make some Firecracker Shrimp so I know your wrap will be good and “hot”. I like your homemade dressing which I prefer over the bottled variety 🙂

    • Firecracker Shrimp, that sounds SO good, I’ll have to try that. I do the same thing with wraps, I love them and they’re so easy, cold and warm 🙂 I’m also on your page about the dressing, the homemade stuff is so much better 🙂

  3. OMG TOBY IS SOO CUTE!!! Your chicken wraps look amazing, but I forgot all about them as soon as I saw your new fur baby! Haha! Love him!!

    • AHHH hahaha RIGHT?! Thank you!! He’s so distracting! YOUR pup-pup is the CUTEST too!! And your site is incredible I’ve been visiting it off and on for the past week, I LOVE it! Let’s keep in touch! 🙂

  4. Your chicken wraps sound delicious and sound positively yummy! I love a bit of heat to spice things up.
    But Toby…my, oh my…what an absolute doll! A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.!

    • Hey Nancy!! Thanks so much for coming by, great to meet you! I LOVE adding spice to dishes too, to the point where I’m sweating a little, HA. I think I can almost outdo my husband with what I can handle(although I hope he doesn’t see this because then I see a challenge coming on…) Anyyway, your site is AWESOME, I’m going over there now to read more about your Zucchini Farro Cakes that you brought to FF 🙂 I like a healthy dish to help balance everything out- thanks for sharing and keep in touch!

  5. Hi Stephanie – I am co-hosting FF15 with Jhuls this week and wanted to come over and say hello and welcome and please may I have one these delicious looking wraps! Great dish to bring to the party – the wraps are going down a storm. Toby is just utterly adorable too! Thanks for coming – I hope you get a chance to visit the other revellers blogs and hopefully make lots of new friends! Enjoy the party!

  6. your dog is too cute and your wraps look yummy

    • Thanks so much Ashley, I just checked out your site as well, I LOVE it..your Dutch Baby German Pancakes REALLY look good.. and I love the veggie packets for during the week too, I need to start doing that, thanks so much for sharing!

  7. These chicken wraps looks delicious! Your dog is so cute:)

    • Thanks SOOO much Olga!! hahah little Toby is a handful but his cuteness overshadows all of it, my hubs and I are enjoying having him a lot : )

  8. OMG Toby looks like a stuffed animal! He is just too cute to be real! And these chicken wraps look amazinnnggg!

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