These healthy chicken wraps are loaded with Greek inspired flavors. With an easy chicken marinade and delicious homemade tzatziki sauce drizzled over layers of fresh veggies and feta, this is a light and tasty lunch or dinner that’s perfect for summer.
One of my favorite parts about traveling is experiencing the different food cultures across the world. After my recent trip to Crete, I was so inspired by the Greek ingredients and flavors that I knew I wanted to include them in a recipe soon.
These healthy chicken wraps are that recipe! They’re layered with marinated chicken and a homemade tzatziki that’s so good you’ll want to make extra and drizzle it over everything. It’s finished off with Greek salad veggies like briny olives, cherry tomatoes, onions, and lettuce.
The result is a light wrap that’s both healthy and satisfying, and they even make great lunch prep for the week.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Greek veggies and seasonings deliver on big flavor, while staying healthy and light.
- Once you make the sauce and chicken, assembly is very quick!
- They’re light, easy eating for the hot summer months
The secret to these chicken wraps is the three separate components that come together to build the delicious layers. These are the ingredients that make each layer a perfect addition to the wrap.
- Marinated chicken – An easy homemade marinade made from garlic, Greek yogurt, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and dried oregano and thyme seasons the chicken.
- Tzatziki sauce – My tasty homemade tzatziki is made from english cucumbers, fresh dill, Greek yogurt, oil, vinegar, garlic and salt.
- Tortillas – You can buy your favorites, but we used whole wheat. You can even make your own wheat tortillas!
- Lettuce – go for a green, leafy lettuce to make it like mine.
- Onion – Thinly sliced red onion is the best, traditional choice for Greek wraps.
- Cherry tomatoes – we’re using our summer tomatoes from the garden, but any fresh tomato will work.
- Feta cheese – This wouldn’t be Greek inspired without salty, crumbly feta. In a pinch, queso fresco or dry goat cheese can be used.
- Kalamata olives – These are the briny olives you’ll find on Greek salads. You can swap in Nicoise or Maddaleno olives if needed.
For both the chicken and tzatziki, I want to note it’s important to get full-fat, plain Greek yogurt. Flavored or sweetened yogurts just don’t work.
To develop the full flavor of these healthy chicken wraps, there is a bit of preparation involved. Once the chicken is marinated and sauce made however, these are a cinch to assemble.
The best place to start is by grating your cucumber and setting it in some cheesecloth with a sprinkle of salt to drain overnight. If that’s too long, at least give it a couple of hours.
Next the chicken can be marinated. This is easy, just combine all the ingredients into a large container or zip top bag with the chicken and massage it together. Seal the bag and refrigerate for 3 hours.
After the cucumbers are drained, you can assemble the tzatziki sauce. Combine the Greek yogurt, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and garlic and stir to combine. Then fold in the cucumber and dill. It can be set aside, or refrigerated until you’re ready to use it.
When the chicken is ready, brush a grill pan with oil and set it over medium high heat. Grill the chicken breasts until they reach 165°F internally, about 15 to 20 minutes total. Then remove them, and cover with foil to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
With sauce made and chicken sliced, you can assemble whenever you’re ready. We like to warm our tortillas for 20 to 30 seconds, which makes folding much easier.
Lay out a tortilla and begin layering with the lettuce, tomatoes, onion, feta, and olives. Just divide the toppings evenly among the four tortillas. Then place a few slices of chicken and a generous drizzle of tzatziki. Repeat until they’re all assembled, then eat!
Storing for Easy Lunches
Wraps are popular for lunches, and my Greek inspired healthy chicken wrap is definitely a good choice for that. To make these as super easy lunch prep, marinate the chicken and make the sauce ahead. Both will keep in the fridge for 4 days, making it easy to pull them out and assemble a tasty wrap for lunch whenever you like.
I hope you enjoy the flavors of Crete as much as we did. Tzatziki sauce is definitely on my favorite list, it goes on everything! Enjoy this, and check out the other tasty wraps you can find on the blog.
Greek-Inspired Healthy Chicken Wraps
For the chicken marinade:
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 4 garlic cloves , minced
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lemon , zested and juiced
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
For the Tzatziki sauce:
- 1/2 large English cucumber , unpeeled
- 1 cup full-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 2 small garlic cloves , finely minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt , or more to taste
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
For the wraps:
- 4 large tortilla wraps , I used whole wheat but any work
- 2 cups lettuce , chopped
- 1 small red onion , thinly sliced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes , halved
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/3 cup Kalamata olives , sliced
- Combine the marinade ingredients except the chicken in a large ziplock bag. Add the chicken in the marinade and gently massage it.
- Marinate, refrigerated, for at least 3 hours but preferably overnight.
- Heat a grill pan to medium-high heat. Brush it with oil. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill for about 15-20 minutes until cooked through and internal temperature reads 165 F. Remove from heat and cover with foil for 5 minutes. Slice the chicken into thin slices.
- Grate the cucumber and drain through cheesecloth sprinkled with a pinch of salt overnight or at least a few hours.
- In a medium bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and salt. Stir in dill and grated cucumber. Chill in refrigerator until ready to use.
- Heat tortillas in the microwave for 20-30 seconds, or until warm. Layer 1/4 of each: lettuce, red onion, tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, cooked chicken on the tortilla and top with some of the tzatziki sauce. Roll up the tortilla. Repeat the process with the remaining tortillas.