This Easy Subway Chicken Caesar Wrap Copycat recipe with bacon uses rotisserie, BBQ or grilled chicken, lettuce and a homemade chicken wrap sauce. There's also a leftover chicken recipe and bacon chicken wraps recipe!
Subway Chicken Caesar Wrap Copycat
I'm a huge fan of Subway wraps and used to enjoy these Subway rotisserie style chicken caesar wraps almost weekly. Then, I thought why am I not making these myself at home?
My grandmother used to say that everything always tastes better homemade. That is generally still the rule though isn't it?
Actually, even if it isn't still the rule I agree with the statement itself.
So after perfecting Subway's creamy caesar sauce, now I enjoy these bacon chicken wraps exactly the way I want them, whenever I want, in the comfort of my own home.
Subway's Chicken Caesar Grilled Wrap generally includes a large portion of shredded rotisserie style chicken topped with a blend of shredded Monterey jack, cheddar and parmesan cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and creamy Caesar sauce.
All of it wrapped inside a flavored or plain tortilla and grilled to perfection, if desired.
Subway has so many more toppings that you can add as Subway wrap ingredients as well, like baby spinach, black olives, cucumbers, green peppers, pickles, red onions and so much more!
You also have the option of including less toppings than recommended too.
Subway has many things like different cheeses, sauces, buns, wraps and more to choose from.
Reality is I know exactly what my ultimate Subway Chicken Caesar Wrap Copycat sandwich looks like. Now, all I have to do is prepare it.
I LOVE these copycat Subway wraps so much I just had to share our rotisserie, grilled or leftover chicken recipe with you.
Hopefully you enjoy them as much as we all do.
Caesar Chicken Wraps
I have always loved caesar salads and after seeing or hearing about a chicken caesar wrap, I was hooked.
I love the idea of making shredded chicken wraps of all kinds. The more bacon chicken wrap recipes the better. I added the word bacon there for my husband and son.
For a while, we would use store bought caesar salad dressing, chop up some chicken, planned leftovers usually, and chop up some lettuce.
I will add a few extra seasoned chicken breasts to cook with dinner the night before. This way I have leftover chicken, ready to go, inside my fridge.
This makes preparing caesar chicken wraps the next day so much easier and I highly recommend it. Planned leftovers are such a time saver. And I love this leftover chicken recipe!
Tossed together inside a large bowl and tightly wrapped up inside a tortilla shell.
Eventually we added some store bought bacon bits too and we enjoyed them for a few years. Bacon chicken wraps were even better than without.
My husband and son believe bacon makes everything better and in some instances they are right.
Then everything changed with our bacon chicken wraps.
We started making these caesar chicken wraps totally homemade and have never looked back. EVERYTHING was better and I mean everything.
No more store bought dressing or bacon bits. Now we make our own and it really doesn't take that long, all things considered.
I guess I always assumed that making a homemade Subway rotisserie chicken wrap would take a lot longer than it really does. I wish I had done this so much sooner than I did.
Then, in early 2018 when Subway introduced their Signature Wrap collection, everything changed again.
Once their wrap collection was launched I immediately started enjoying their Subway chicken caesar wrap. After a while I realized that I was doing it again.
I was determined again to create these caesar wraps at home. I had to get the Subway wrap ingredients and the creamy caesar sauce Subway dressing just right.
Everyone kept telling me that I had to include anchovy fillets and for the record sometimes I do when they are available to me, but most often I just don't.
Usually I have a tiny jar of them inside the door of my refrigerator.
I think I can tell the difference a little bit when I don't add them. Likely because I know they haven't been included, but no one else can tell so usually I don't bother.
The anchovy fillets add a slight saltiness to the dressing and disintegrate instantly.
Don't get me wrong, these fillets do add to the final result but they are definitely not a deal breaker if you decide to leave anchovy fillets out of your copycat Subway rotisserie chicken wrap.
Bacon Chicken Wraps
Bacon is also always an option too and we don't always include it in these bacon chicken wraps.
My son and husband would prefer I include bacon with everything but there isn't always time or a supply inside the house.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy bacon but I don't always know when we run out and I refuse to buy a second small freezer just for bacon.
Their thinking is that there isn't enough room in our freezer for as much bacon as they would like to have on hand. I wanted to say so many things to them but they both said that to me with a straight face.
I reminded them that it's possible for them to stop by Costco or any number of supermarkets in the area and pick up some whenever they wanted.
They were wondering how they would know it was needed so we came up with a plan. I would text them whenever we needed things at the grocery store, including bacon for dinner, and they would pick it up on their way home.
Just so you all know. They do that anyways for me whenever anything is needed.
They became a united front and wanted to be sure that I would start including bacon on the list because to them, bacon is a requirement for so many things.
Including these bacon chicken wraps.
I agreed and started including bacon all those years ago in this Subway chicken caesar wrap copycat!
BBQ Chicken Wrap
Truth be told, what's not to love in these chicken bacon wraps. They include chicken and bacon after all!
This easy bacon chicken wrap is terrific because it uses rotisserie, baked or grilled chicken.
This is the best leftover chicken recipe. Use whatever chicken you have on hand to make these tasty shredded chicken wraps.
Now we are able to purchase barbecued seasoned chickens at our local grocery stores too. Such a nice and refreshing change.
All will work and work well. This Subway chicken caesar wrap copycat is simply AMAZING!
I have to admit that making a BBQ chicken wrap or grilled chicken wrap has got to be my favorite, if I had to choose one.
That being said I love using rotisserie and leftover chicken in this recipe and do whenever I want something fast and fabulous to make!
I was so happy when our local markets started selling barbecue chickens. What a total timesaver and they make the best BBQ chicken wraps.
I love being able to pick up a rotisserie chicken on my way home.
There are just so many easy things you can do with a rotisserie chicken.
Shredded chicken wraps of all kinds are delicious! You can never have too many leftover or rotisserie chicken caesar wrap Subway copycat recipes as far as I am concerned.
You will definitely have a favorite way to prepare your chicken too but I use this caesar chicken wrap recipe a lot whenever we have extra chicken.
I even make leftover chicken on purpose just so I have some available to use inside this wrap.
Sometimes I will even make a different sauce to go inside the wrap.
Have a look at our Best Dips Ever to get some ideas. The honey mustard or ranch dips also taste great in these amazingly simple BBQ chicken wraps.
I will even purposely cook an extra chicken breast or two the night before. Just to make these easy bacon caesar wraps the next day.
Again, you can never have too many leftover chicken recipes.
These BBQ chicken wraps are that easy and that tasty. You will have to give them a try.
Grilled Chicken Wraps
In order to make the best grilled chicken wrap possible you need to start with the best recipe for grilling tender, juicy, boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
My favorite recipe to grill chicken on earth, this recipe, was taught to me by my late foodie friend Marcel.
This recipe is PERFECT for grilling chicken breasts needed in salads, wraps and sandwiches. This is the only recipe I use now when grilling chicken breasts for salads, sandwiches and wraps.
Just like this grilled chicken wrap.
The flavors blend perfectly together and the end result is nothing short of spectacular, every time. The grilled chicken is perfect and your grilled chicken bacon wrap, nothing short of divine.
The ingredients in the marinade are a little different but trust me, at least one time.
This grilled chicken recipe is a definite keeper and I can't stress that enough.
I was skeptical too because of the ingredients but this combination produces the most wonderful grilled chicken breasts and wraps you have ever tasted.
Big statement I know but I'm hoping it will motivate you to try this easy grilled chicken recipe. I know once you do you'll be like myself and always use it.
The grilled chicken tastes that good. Every time.
Grilled Chicken Bacon Wrap
This is exactly how we make the grilled chicken part of our version of this grilled chicken bacon wrap.
First, you cover chicken breasts with plastic wrap. Then you pound each chicken breast until it's about ½ an inch thick, all across the chicken breast.
This makes even, uniform cooking possible. The end result will be the best grilled chicken bacon wrap you ever tasted.
Next, the chicken is marinated for at least 30 minutes in an odd but AMAZING, well balanced marinade.
Not too sweet or salty. Just the right amount of everything.
I'm not even kidding. You'll thank me for the best grilled chicken recipe you ever tasted and the best grilled chicken bacon wrap as well.
Don't be concerned about using the fish sauce. Find it at your local market in the International section. Ask for it or order on Amazon. This ingredient is worth looking for.
Buy a small fish sauce at first. Then you'll be like me and keep a large one around for so many different recipes!
You won't be able to taste fish at all in the final product if you're concerned.
I promise. Please have a look and give this grilled chicken breast recipe a try. At least once. I know you'll be glad you did!
Easy Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe
- 4 (6- to 8-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
- ¾ to 1 cup vegetable oil
Best Chicken Marinade
- 1 cup vegetable broth, chicken broth or water
- ½ cup fish sauce
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
Using a meat mallet or kitchen hammer, cover your chicken breasts with plastic wrap and pound gently until each chicken breast is ½ an inch thick.
Have your chicken breasts ready to go on a cutting board or plate until needed.
Grab a large resealable bag and place it inside a bowl. Fold the bags edges over the edges of a bowl. I do this so I can add all of the marinade ingredients together into the bag without the resealable bag falling over.
My close friend leans her bag against the inside of her sink. You get the idea. Find what works for you.
Add broth or water, fish sauce, honey, salt and pepper to your bag.
Adjust somewhat until blended. I usually adjust the bowl a little, sometimes use a wooden spoon to stir. You can also simply remove the bag from the bowl, seal it and shake it around.
You want the salt to dissolve as much as possible before adding the chicken to the bag. Adjust the bag as necessary.
Add chicken breasts and remove as much air as possible from the bag.
Seal the bag and leave it in your fridge for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours. I always try to prepare the chicken the night before, whenever possible.
It is worth it to marinate overnight, if time permits. You will see or I'm hoping you will.
When Ready to Grill
Clean the grates on your grill. Using tongs, grab a wad of paper towel and dip it in oil. Wipe soaked paper towels all over your clean grates so they are well oiled.
Turn all of your burners up to high and close cover for 15 minutes.
Grab a bowl that will hold all of your chicken breasts and add the oil to it.
Remove chicken from marinade and allow excess to drip off and place chicken breasts in a bowl with oil.
Start with ¾ of a cup. If you need more oil to coat your chicken breasts, add the remaining ¼ cup.
Toss chicken with oil until evenly coated.
Place chicken on grill and cook covered until chicken develops dark grill marks, between 3 and 5 minutes.
Nudge or push chicken slightly after 3 minutes and still cooking. If your chicken breast moves a little, move it back to where it was or as close as you can to it.
This is how you can get terrific grill marks on your chicken.
Once the chicken breast moves easily on your grill it is usually ready to flip and your grill marks will look wonderful.
Flip chicken and continue to cook until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees, another three to five minutes.
Transfer chicken to a cutting board or platter and tent loosely with foil. Allow to rest for about five minutes.
Ingredients in Subway Chicken Caesar Wrap Copycat
- rotisserie, leftover or grilled chicken
- large tortillas
- romaine lettuce
Subways Easy Creamy Caesar Sauce Copycat or Store Bought
- parmesan cheese
- lemon juice
- worcestershire sauce
- dijon mustard
- olive oil
- pepper, optional
- anchovy fillets or paste, optional
How to make Easy Chicken Bacon Caesar Salad Wraps
Prepare bacon in your microwave, oven or on the stove top. Whichever you prefer. Set aside.
Clean your lettuce leaves and do not chop them. Cut ends off and leave in long pieces, or spears, to make building the wrap easier.
You may need to cut your lettuce leaves in half, across the spine, to fit inside the wrap. The ideal spine length is about four inches long for a large sized tortilla.
Set aside in a strainer to dry or use a paper towel later on to pat lettuce dry if necessary.
If using store bought caesar salad dressing you can skip this step.
Easy Chicken Wrap Sauce - Subway Creamy Caesar Sauce Copycat
In a medium sized bowl combine mayonnaise, oil, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, Worcestershire, mustard, and garlic.
Whisk until totally incorporated.
Set aside covered in your fridge until ready to use.
Remove chicken meat from the bones and set aside. Discard the bones or save for another use.
Prepare your work station or a spot for you to make these incredible chicken caesar wraps.
Lay tortillas flat on your work surface.
Smear some dressing directly down the middle of the tortilla or wrap.
Divide chicken equally among your tortillas and sprinkle on top of the dressing.
Place bacon and lettuce spears on top.
Add any additional toppings you think you might want to add.
Fold in sides and roll up as tight as you can.
Serve with extra dressing on the side.
Enjoy every bite!
Leftover Chicken Recipe or Rotisserie Chicken Wrap Recipe
Subway Chicken Caesar Wrap Copycat Video
Subway Chicken Caesar Wrap Copycat
- 1 rotisserie chicken, remove skin and bone, shredded or sliced, leftover chicken or grilled chicken breasts
- 6 large tortillas
- 12 slices bacon, cooked to crisp and crumbled
- 1 bunch romaine lettuce, cleaned and not chopped unless desired
- 2 cups Monterey Jack and Cheddar Cheese, sliced or shredded, more or less to taste, if desired
- 1 large tomato, sliced, if desired
Subways Easy Creamy Caesar Sauce Copycat or use store bought
- ⅓ cup mayonaise
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1-2 tablespoons garlic, minced, more or less to taste
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon anchovy paste or 2 filets, optional, I don't always use it
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper, optional to taste
Easy Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe
- 4 6-8 oz chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- Prepare bacon in your microwave, oven or on the stove top. Whichever you prefer. Set aside.
- Clean your lettuce leaves and do not chop them. Cut ends off and leave in long pieces, or spears, to make building the wrap easier. You may need to cut your lettuce leaves in half, across the spine, to fit inside the wrap. The ideal spine length is about 4 inches long for a large sized tortilla. Set aside in a strainer to dry or use paper towel later on to pat lettuce dry if necessary.
- If using store bought caesar salad dressing you can skip this step. In a medium sized bowl combine mayonnaise, oil, Parmesan, lemon juice, Worcestershire, mustard, and garlic. Whisk until totally incorporated. Set aside in your fridge until ready to use.
- Remove chicken meat from the bones and set aside. Discard the bones.
- Prepare your work station. Lay tortillas flat on your work surface. Smear some dressing directly down the middle of the tortilla or wrap. Divide chicken equally among your tortillas and sprinkle on top of the dressing. Place bacon and lettuce spears on top.
- Fold up ends in and roll up as tight as you can. Serve with extra dressing on the side. Enjoy!
Easy Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe
- Using a meat mallet or kitchen hammer, cover your chicken breasts with plastic wrap and pound gently until each chicken breast is ½ an inch thick.
- Have your chicken breasts ready to go on a cutting board or plate until needed.
- Grab a large resealable bag and place it inside a bowl. Fold the bags edges over the edges of a bowl. I do this so I can add all of the marinade ingredients together into the bag without the resealable bag falling over.
- Add broth or water, fish sauce, honey, salt and pepper to your bag.
- Adjust somewhat until blended. I usually adjust the bowl a little, sometimes use a wooden spoon to stir. You can also simply remove the bag from the bowl, seal it and shake it around. You want the salt to dissolve as much as possible before adding the chicken to the bag,
- Add chicken breasts and remove as much air as possible from the bag.
- Seal the bag and leave it in your fridge for at least 30 minutes but no longer than 24 hours.
When ready to grill chicken
- Clean the grates on your grill. Using tongs, grab a wad of paper towel and dip it in oil. Wipe soaked paper towel all over your clean grates so they are well oiled.
- Turn all of your burners up to high and close cover for 15 minutes.
- Grab a bowl that will hold all of your chicken breasts and add the oil to it.
- Remove chicken from marinade and allow excess to drip off and place chicken breasts in bowl with oil.
- Toss chicken with oil in until evenly coated.
- Place chicken on grill and cook covered until chicken develops dark grill marks, between 3 and 5 minutes.
- Nudge or push chicken slightly after 3 minutes and cooking.
- Once it moves easily on your grill it is usually ready to flip and your grill marks will look wonderful. Remember that when nudging chicken breasts you want to only move them a little so the grill marks stay right where they are! Again, the idea is that once the chicken easily moves it is usually done on that side and ready to flip.
- Flip chicken and continue to cook until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees, another 3 to 5 minutes.
- Transfer chicken to a cutting board or platter and tent loosely with foil. Allow to rest for about 5 minute.