Chicken Salad and Havarti Cheese Wrap

Chicken salad with Havarti Cheese wrap
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

Chicken salad perfection is achieved here by mixing the protein with a blend of tangy, sweet, and acidic ingredients—think mayonnaise, shallot, mustard, vinegar, and thyme. Meanwhile, havarti, a mild semisoft cheese, makes the wrap super creamy.


  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast half (6 to 8 ounces)

  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise

  • ½ shallot, minced (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon white-wine vinegar

  • ¼ 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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