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Garlic Bacon Chicken Wraps

chicken wrap recipeSome of my favorite things to make and eat at home are inspired by something that I ate in a restaurant somewhere. In this case, I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the place, but I remember that was in Kentville, Nova Scotia and they had a delicious sandwich wrap that I ate all the time. Amazing how one’s memory fades as they get older. Not sure how I feel about this phenomenon. Anyway, I just really liked this sandwich. I took the basic principles of it and made it my own. I make a garlicky marinade for some chicken and grill it. You can also use this method, both equally delicious. Add some veg and honey mustard and you are good to go. This can be made ahead of time and is perfect picnic food. I made this for the grown ups at Ava’s first birthday party and it was a hit. I have made it for years now and I love it just as much as I did in the unnamed cafe.

garlic chicken wrapMarinade for chicken:

1/3 cup olive oil
3 cloves chopped garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (I used a Tuscan blend, anything would be good though)
3-4 chicken breasts

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Let the chicken marinade for an hour or so. Grill or roast. Slice.

1 red pepper, diced
1 head Romaine shredded
6 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled (I use good thick cut Applewood smoked bacon, but I am a bacon snob.)
Gulden’s Honey Mustard (obviously, you can use any kind of honey mustard that you like, but this one is my hands-down favorite.)
tortillas (I only had the little ones. My “wrap” was more of a taco. It all tastes the same, right?

garlic chicken wrapAssemble your ingredients.

chicken wrap recipeSlather your tortilla with honey mustard. The cafe used mayonnaise also, but, well, you know how I feel about mayo.

garlic chicken wrap recipeAdd the rest of the ingredients and you are ready to eat. If you have a normal size tortilla, wrap it up. How hard was that? Easy summer dinner. Or lunch. Perfect for any occasion.


Garlic Bacon Chicken Wraps


  • 3-4 grilled or roasted chicken breasts
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 head Romaine shredded
  • 6 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Gulden’s Honey Mustard
  • tortillas


  1. Assemble your ingredients.
  2. Slather your tortilla with honey mustard.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients, wrap, and you are ready to eat.

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  1. Memoria

    May 7th, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I have all the ingredients except for the sauce. I love mayo, but I think Ranch dressing would be better with this dish than mayo. Wow. I’m about to make some flour tortillas, so I’ll reserve some for this dish. Thanks for sharing this, Bree!

  2. bakedbree

    May 7th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Ranch would be really good on it. Yum.

  3. Jim

    May 11th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Bree, what a great meal! My daughter loves being able to assemble her dinner, and this was right up her alley. I didn’t have any lettuce, so I subbed in cabbage (leftovers from fish tacos) and it was still awesome. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Ashley and Samantha

    November 19th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Hi we are also from the valley in Nova Scotia. Would this restaurant happen to be Designer Cafe or Central Cafe? We have been to both and they have delicious wraps! Loved your recipe 🙂

  5. bakedbree

    November 19th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Central Cafe!!! Thank you for telling me the name!

  6. Ayesha A.

    February 16th, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I made this for my god family and boyfriend a few nights ago. They loved it so much. Just thought you should know. Thank you for this wonderful easy recipe.

  7. bakedbree

    February 18th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Thank you Ayesha! Glad that they liked it.

  8. Melanie

    September 13th, 2018 at 1:48 am

    What a small, small, small world! I came upon your website when looking for a recipe for Diplomat Cream. I have a enjoyed browsing your recipes. The small world part comes in because I am very possibly the person that made this wrap for you at Central Cafe in Kentville, Nova Scotia. I used to work there a number of years ago and I know this one very well. Everybody liked it. What an interesting coincidence to find it on your blog. I no longer live there and the cafe has closed. Seeing this recipe posted was a nice reminder.

  9. bakedbree

    September 19th, 2018 at 11:36 am

    It is such a small world! I’m so sorry that the cafe closed, we went there all the time!

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