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Chicken Salad and Havarti Cheese Wrap


Havarti, a mild semisoft cheese from Denmark, makes this chicken-filled wrap super creamy. By assembling the wraps with layers of ingredients, you're guaranteed to get chicken, cheese, and spinach in every bite.

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  • Servings: 2

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2007


  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast half (6 to 8 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 shallot, minced (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 2 spinach-flavored sandwich wraps (12-inch)
  • 6 thin slices Havarti cheese (about 2 ounces total)
  • 1 cup baby spinach, washed and dried


  1. In a small skillet with a lid, bring 1 inch salted water to a boil. Add chicken. Cover, and cook over medium-low heat, 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let steam, still covered, until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes; remove chicken. When cool enough to handle, thinly slice crosswise.

  2. While chicken is cooking, stir together mayonnaise, shallot (if using), mustard, vinegar, and thyme in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper. Add chicken, and toss to coat.

  3. Lay sandwich wraps on a work surface. Leaving a 1-inch border all around, layer with cheese, spinach, then chicken mixture.

  4. Fold in sides by about 1 inch, then roll up tightly from the bottom. Wrap each tightly in plastic or waxed paper. Refrigerate up to 1 day.

Cook's Notes

Minced shallot adds crunch and sharpness to the dressing.

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  • amyalternate
    12 APR, 2015
    I felt the dijon was over powering. I was making test batches for party sandwiches. I doubled the thyme, and used one-fourth the dijon, and a little onion powder in the dressing. This improved the chicken salad. I used shallots. I used dill Havarti and plain, both were good.
  • nellsie
    2 JUN, 2011
    Delicious! I've made these twice and enjoyed them. Lots of flavor, and easy to take and enjoy the next day.
  • babyacorn
    2 MAR, 2011
    Pretty good chicken salad wrap, Havarti adds a creaminess that provolone and cheddar do not have. That said, the dressing for the chicken salad is very thyme-forward, I might add less thyme next time. Shallot thyme = you may need a breathmint afterward! I would recommend pairing this wrap with a salad that has milder, fresh flavors (maybe a lemony vinaigrette?) I made the Minestrone Salad recipe to have as a side, and the balsamic was too strong and clashed with the thyme chicken.