These air fryer chicken wraps are loaded with easy air fryer blackened chicken, homemade cilantro lime ranch, and crunchy bacon. Who doesn't love an easy chicken bacon ranch wrap? These are so good.
I love a good wrap for dinner situation, but sometimes wraps seem like more work than they should be. That's where the air fryer comes in. We make an easy blackening seasoning, slather it on some cut up chicken breasts, and throw them in the air fryer. While the chicken is cooking, we make our homemade cilantro lime ranch. Then we throw everything together and enjoy our homemade chicken bacon ranch wraps. These are perfection.
Key Ingredients and Substitutions
- Chicken Breast: We love the taste of pasture-raised chicken breasts, but use whatever chicken you prefer. If your chicken is super thick, you can pound it out to make it a little thinner. That will help it cook faster and keep it more moist.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil: We coat our chicken breast in olive oil prior to air frying it. It helps the seasoning stick, and gives the exterior a nice texture. If you prefer a different kind of oil (like avocado oil, for example), feel free to use it.
- Blackening Seasoning Ingredients: ground cayenne, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, and cumin
- Cilantro Lime Ranch Ingredients: mayonnaise, greek yogurt (full fat) OR sour cream, cilantro, lime juice, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce
- Cheddar cheese: We love cheddar cheese in this chicken wrap, but you can use whatever kind of cheese is your favorite. Pepper-jack, monterey-jack, or colby-jack would also be great. You can also leave the cheese out.
- Crunchy lettuce: We use green leaf lettuce. Romaine and iceberg lettuce would also be great. Anything crunchy works!
- Bacon: We use thick-cut bacon. Use whatever kind of bacon is your favorite.
- Large flour tortillas: We use burrito-sized tortillas. You can also use spinach or sun-dried tomato wraps.
See recipe card for amounts.
How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Wraps: Step-by-Step
Step 1: Add ground cayenne, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, and cumin to a small bowl and mix to combine.
Step 2: Pat your chicken dry with a paper towel. Cut it into 1-inch cubes, then add it to a large mixing bowl, drizzle it with olive oil, and top it with the seasoning mixture. Rub it in with your hands until evenly coated.
Step 3: Air fry the chicken at 400°F for 4 minutes, then flip your chicken and cook for an additional 4 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
Step 4: While the chicken is cooking, make the cilantro lime ranch. Add mayonnaise, greek yogurt or sour cream, cilantro, lime juice, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce to a food processor and blend until combined.
Step 5: Compile your wraps! Add cilantro lime ranch, lettuce, bacon, chicken, and cheese in a line down the center of a tortilla. Fold in each side (perpendicular to the toppings), then roll the bottom of the tortilla over the filling until the wrap is closed. Repeat for the remaining wraps, then enjoy!
- We always use pasture-raised chicken because we prefer the taste and health benefits. You can use whatever you prefer, but quality chicken makes all the difference.
- Put an air fryer liner in your air fryer basket to avoid extra mess.
- Don't overfill your tortilla or it will be hard to wrap. Need a visual? Try our step-by-step instructions above, or this tutorial on folding a burrito.
- Heat your tortillas slightly before adding the filling. It'll make them more pliable and easier to roll.
Frequently asked questions
Yes! To make these chicken wraps ahead of time, cook the chicken and cilantro lime ranch and store both in separate air-tight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Then compile the wraps when you're ready to eat them.
Store all of the components in separate air-tight containers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
We love serving this with potato chips and dip, but it goes great with anything! Veggies, french fries, and salad would all be great.