February 19, 2015
Use cooked chicken leftovers to make this easy Mediterranean wrap fast! Below you’ll get all the tips for packing it for school & keeping it fresh!
Greek Pita Wrap with Chicken
Sometimes, quick and easy means taking chicken leftover and repurposing them for lunch, like into a Greek pita wrap! All you need is about ½ cup for one wrap, which isn’t enough for a meal but perfect for a high-protein lunch.
Ingredients from a Mediterranean dinner lingering in the fridge, like hummus, kalamata olives, and pitas are all you need to make this meal.
Wraps are a terrific way to pack a nutritious lunch that keeps growing kids full for hours and with the tips below, you’ll also learn all the packing hacks that help it stay fresh in a lunchbox for hours!
What is in Greek Chicken Pita Wrap
Use up chicken leftovers and basic staples to build this marvelous Greek Pita Wrap in no time.
Here’s what you need:
- Cooked chicken: all you need is about ½ cup per wrap.
- Pita bread: plain or whole-wheat, or use a tortilla wrap instead.
- Lettuce: adds crunch and texture.
- Olives: I used kalamata olives. You can take them or leave them.
- Cheese: sticking to the Mediterranean theme and flavors by using feta cheese.
- Hummus: helps the ingredients stick to the wrap and adds flavor.
- Tomato: a fresh and delicious addition to this wrap, use Roma or cherry tomatoes.
- Cucumber: this classic ingredient in many Mediterranean-inspired dishes can be added to this wrap too!
You’ll find the measurements in the recipe card below.
How to pack Greek Chicken Pita Wrap for lunch
This Greek Chicken Pita Wrap is as quick as delicious. Follow these steps to pull together this lunch in 10 minutes and learn how to pack it for lunch so everything stay fresh and neat.
Here is how I made and packed this wrap for school:
- Shred or chop the chicken
Cutting the chicken into smaller pieces makes stuffing it easier! You can shred the chicken or chop it with a knife.
- Prep the base
Hold the pita bread in your hands or on a plate. Spread the hummus over the pita bread. You can also turn this into pita pockets by slicing the pita in half, separating it, and filling the inside of the pocket with the hummus and the ingredients below.
- Add the filling
Top the pita with lettuce, chicken, olives, diced tomatoes, cucumber, and feta cheese. Fold it in half or tie it with kitchen string.
- Pack it for lunch
Place the Greek chicken pita wrap inside the main compartment of a lunchbox. Pack any fruit, veggies, or lunch sides separately.
Refrigerate until ready to place inside the lunch bag, along with an ice pack if necessary.
More tips for packing this pita wrap for lunch
Making a convenient and satisfying school lunch is possible with these extra tips:
Keep it fresh:
Pack this wrap inside its own compartment to prevent it from getting soggy from other sides.
Greek Chicken Pita Wrap
- 1 pita bread round
- 1 tablespoon hummus
- 2 leaves romaine lettuce, chopped
- ½ cup cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
- ½ roma tomato, finely chopped
- 3-4 kalamata olives, optional
- 2 teaspoons crumbled feta cheese
- Finely chop the chicken into small pieces and set aside.
- You can slice the pita in half, separating it, and stuffing the pockets, or place the ingredients on top and fold it (as shown in the picture) like a taco/ wrap.
- If stuffing the pitas, spread some of the hummus inside each half, and divide the ingredients in half, filling each pita pocket.
- For a pita wrap, spread the hummus on top of the pita. Place the chopped lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, olives, and crumbled feta on top. Fold the pita in half or tightly wrap it and tie it using kitchen string.
- Pack the pita inside its own compartment of a lunchbox and the sides separately.
- Refrigerate it until ready to place it inside a lunch bag, along with an ice pack if necessary.