Quickest Buffalo Chicken Wrap Bake

‘Bout to change. yo. life. and. weeknights. and. mouth.

Quickest Buffalo Chicken Wrap Bake / Bev Cooks

To the naked eye, it might appear that this is a warm, luscious, gooey, cheesy casserole filled with warm, luscious, gooey, cheesy fillings. Which . . . okay, that wouldn’t be a bad thing.

But!

It’s not. THIS, my infant pigeon babies, is my new weeknight, shortcut, face-pleasing extravaganza of 2016. (<–just ignore the 18 comas in that sentence.)

It’s something that occurred to me one night as I was feeding the kids, and I thought, “I WANT BUFFALO CHICKEN. BUT FASTER THAN LIGHTNING. I ALSO NEED TO PICK OUT A NEW TOE NAIL COLOR BECAUSE THIS ONE LOOKS LIKE CHOCOLATE TURD SHARDS.”

Crap, I meant to keep that second half to myself.

Quickest Buffalo Chicken Wrap Bake / Bev Cooks

First of all, let’s talk about the chicken. You’ll want fried chicken. Fried chicken tenders. But don’t even fuss over making some, lawdy no. This is your first shortcut. Buy a package of your favorite local chicken. From the grocery store, from a restaurant, fast food, doesn’t matter. Just get something good. Then chop ’em up into bite-sized chunkies. (<–you had to know I’d say chunkies.)

Quickest Buffalo Chicken Wrap Bake / Bev Cooks

Then, you’ll seriously just spoon a little bit (or a lot?) of ranch dressing in the middle of a warmed tortilla, followed by a few chicky chunkies, some chopped romaine lettuce, a pinch of shredded cheddar, and a few healthy glugs of buffalo sauce. Just glug glug glug away. Go loco.

Now roll up each wrap and place them in a casserole dish. And top with more cheese. LOTS of cheese. So much cheese you lose all feeling in your upper torso.

Quickest Buffalo Chicken Wrap Bake / Bev Cooks

Now, get this: (this next part is your second shortcut) you’ll just BROIL IT. For three minutes! Two, even. Keep an eagle eye on that bia. She’ll bubble up fast.

Broiling does two magical things here: 1) it melts the cheese qa-uick, buuuuut 2) the casserole isn’t in the oven long enough to wilt the lettuce. So everything on the INSIDE stays fresh like a crisp spring morning.

Are you hearing music right now? Fluttering in your heart? IS THERE A SINGING BIRD AT YOUR WINDOW SILL?

Quickest Buffalo Chicken Wrap Bake / Bev Cooks

Most definitely.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds fried chicken tenders, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas, slightly warmed
  • 8 Tbs. ranch dressing
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce
  • 2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • buffalo hot sauce (a few Tbs.)
  • 1 diced tomato, for garnish
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion, for garnish
  • parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your broiler.
  2. Spoon 1 Tbs. of ranch dressing in the center of each warmed tortilla. Follow with a handful of diced chicken, lettuce, cheese, and a few glugs of buffalo sauce. Roll up each tortilla and place in a casserole dish, seamside down. Top the wraps with about a cup of cheese, and broil in the oven for maybe three minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Keep an eye on it! Don't walk away.
  3. Garnish with diced tomato, red onion and parsley leaves. INHALE.
  4. serves 8!
  5. Also, have a little cup of ranch dressing mixed with buffalo sauce on the side for dipping. ooooooh dear.
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If you don’t try this, I don’t rightly know if we can continue in our love.

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13 Responses to Quickest Buffalo Chicken Wrap Bake

  1. Lindsay May 5, 2016 at 8:11 am #
    yes! this looks so good!
  2. Cassie May 5, 2016 at 8:27 am #
    You make me giggle. This meal is totally my speed these days.
  3. Joni May 5, 2016 at 9:56 am #
    How did you get around the "hubby won't eat cheese" dilemma? My housemate not only won't eat cheese, he won't eat ranch dressing or sour cream, either. [Weirdo!] [jk] [Not really.] Anywho, did Aaron eat these, even with the visible cheese?
    • Bev Weidner May 5, 2016 at 10:14 am #
      HA!! Right? Well, I left four wraps cheeseless on the insides, and he scraped the cheese off IMMEDIATELY after I shot these. :)
      • Susan S May 5, 2016 at 3:12 pm #
        Sacrilege! Isn't cheese the best part of anything and everything?
  4. Sophia May 5, 2016 at 11:23 am #
    These look great. Cant wait to try. Thxs
  5. Brittany | Words Like Honeycomb May 5, 2016 at 11:35 am #
    you best stop it with these show stoppers unless you are gonna SHARE. Cinco de Mayo buffalo style.
  6. Ashley@blondegirlcravings May 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm #
    I think I love you!
  7. Jacqueline May 5, 2016 at 8:36 pm #
    Well crap! We could've been BFFs not even 24 hours ago...broil over bake was my love language (aka stuff it in my mouth scalding on top, warm enough on the bottom) ASAP...but now I had to go all, "Lose the baby weight or die" method, so I'm screwed out of cheese...and tortillas...and everything else my pre-32 year old self never had to give up...
  8. Kate May 16, 2016 at 4:21 pm #
    Holy moly, this IS genius. At first I was all like, ewwww, warm lettuce but then you cleared all that up with the broiler business. Sounds awesome!
  9. Aly Fitzpatrick May 18, 2016 at 8:39 pm #
    Do you make your own ranch? If not, what do you use? Finding a ranch for home use I like is like chasing the big white (ranch flavored) whale for me.

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