Chicken, Apple and Walnut Wraps Recipe - A Delicious and Flavorful Combination from the USA

Chicken, Apple and Walnut Wraps

Chicken, Apple and Walnut Wraps Recipe - A Delicious and Flavorful Combination from the USA
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 4


Chicken, Apple and Walnut Wraps
Chicken, Apple and Walnut Wraps

This Chicken, Apple, and Walnut Wraps recipe is a delicious and satisfying meal that combines the flavors of tender chicken, crisp apples, crunchy walnuts, and creamy sour cream. These wraps are perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner option.


The combination of chicken, apples, and walnuts in a wrap is a classic flavor profile that has been enjoyed for years. This recipe puts a modern twist on the traditional chicken salad by adding in the crunch of walnuts and the sweetness of apples. It is a versatile dish that can be customized to suit your taste preferences.


How to prepare

  1. For the chicken, apple, and walnuts.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the wine, salt, peppercorns, lemon juice, and thyme. Add the chicken breasts and enough water to cover them.
  3. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let the chicken cool in the liquid.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the sour cream, apples, celery, red onion, and parsley together. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, remove it from the liquid. (Discard the liquid.)
  5. Cut the chicken into small pieces, add it to the sour cream mixture, and toss. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and stir in the walnuts. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. For the wraps.
  7. Lay the tortillas out and divide the chicken mixture among the tortillas, spreading it out in the center of the tortilla.
  8. Divide the shredded lettuce among the tortillas and tightly roll each tortilla into a cylinder, ending with the seam side down.
  9. Cut the wraps in half on the diagonal and serve.


  • You can add in some cooked bacon or grilled chicken for extra flavor.
  • Try using different types of apples for a variety of flavors.
  • Add in some curry powder or cumin for a spicy kick.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to toast the walnuts before adding them to the chicken mixture to enhance their flavor.

- You can use Greek yogurt as a healthier alternative to sour cream in this recipe.

- Feel free to add in other ingredients such as dried cranberries or grapes for added sweetness and texture.

Serving Suggestions

These wraps can be served with a side salad or a cup of soup for a complete meal. They are also great for packing in lunch boxes or for a picnic.

Cooking Techniques

The chicken in this recipe is poached to keep it tender and juicy. The walnuts are toasted to enhance their flavor and crunch.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream for a healthier option. You can also use pecans or almonds instead of walnuts.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the chicken mixture ahead of time and assemble the wraps just before serving. Store the chicken mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Presentation Ideas

These wraps can be served whole or sliced in half on a platter for a beautiful presentation. Garnish with a sprig of parsley or a sprinkle of chopped walnuts.

Pairing Recommendations

These wraps pair well with a crisp white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or a light beer. They also go well with a side of fresh fruit or a green salad.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover wraps in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, place the wraps in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of this wrap contains approximately 350 calories.


Each serving of this Chicken, Apple, and Walnut Wrap contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of this wrap contains approximately 15 grams of fat.


Each serving of this wrap contains approximately 25 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

This wrap is a good source of vitamin C from the apples and vitamin K from the parsley. It also provides a dose of potassium from the apples and celery.


This recipe contains dairy (sour cream) and nuts (walnuts). It may also contain gluten depending on the type of tortillas used.


This Chicken, Apple, and Walnut Wrap is a balanced meal that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals, making it a nutritious option for a meal.


This Chicken, Apple, and Walnut Wrap recipe is a delicious and nutritious meal option that is perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner. With a balance of flavors and textures, these wraps are sure to become a favorite in your meal rotation.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of discovering this recipe for the first time is a cherished one. It was a warm summer day, and I had invited my dear friend Margaret over for a leisurely lunch in my garden. As we sat at the table, sipping on iced tea and catching up on each other's lives, Margaret suddenly exclaimed, "I have the most delicious recipe to share with you! It's for Chicken, Apple, and Walnut Wraps."

Intrigued, I listened as Margaret described how she had come across the recipe in a magazine while waiting in the doctor's office. She raved about how easy it was to make and how the combination of flavors was simply divine. I could practically taste the savory chicken, sweet apples, and crunchy walnuts as she spoke.

After Margaret left, I immediately set to work in the kitchen, eager to recreate the dish for myself. I gathered the ingredients - chicken breasts, crisp apples, walnuts, mayonnaise, and a touch of honey - and got to work. The scent of the chicken cooking on the stove mingled with the sweet aroma of the apples and the nutty fragrance of the walnuts, creating a tantalizing symphony of flavors.

Once the chicken was cooked through and the apples had softened slightly, I assembled the wraps, layering the tender chicken, crisp apples, and crunchy walnuts onto soft flour tortillas. A dollop of mayonnaise and a drizzle of honey added the perfect finishing touch, balancing the flavors and tying everything together.

As I took my first bite of the Chicken, Apple, and Walnut Wrap, I knew that Margaret had truly shared a gem of a recipe with me. The combination of savory chicken, sweet apples, and crunchy walnuts was a match made in culinary heaven. Each bite was a delightful explosion of flavors and textures, with the creamy mayonnaise and honey adding a touch of richness and sweetness.

I couldn't wait to share this delicious recipe with my family and friends. Over the years, I have made these Chicken, Apple, and Walnut Wraps countless times, tweaking the recipe here and there to suit my taste. Sometimes I add a sprinkle of cinnamon for extra warmth, or a handful of dried cranberries for a pop of tartness. No matter how I choose to customize the recipe, the end result is always a crowd-pleaser.

One of my favorite memories involving this recipe is the time I made it for a potluck dinner at church. The wraps were a hit, disappearing within minutes of being placed on the buffet table. I was flooded with requests for the recipe, and I happily shared it with anyone who asked.

As I look back on that day in my garden with Margaret, I am filled with gratitude for the serendipitous discovery of this wonderful recipe. It has become a staple in my culinary repertoire, a dish that never fails to impress and delight. I am grateful for the friends and family who have shared their recipes with me over the years, enriching my life with their delicious creations.

And so, I continue to cook and bake, always on the lookout for new recipes to try and new flavors to savor. But no matter how many recipes I collect, the Chicken, Apple, and Walnut Wraps will always hold a special place in my heart. They are a reminder of the joy and camaraderie that good food can bring, and a testament to the power of sharing recipes with loved ones.


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