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BBQ Chicken Salad Wrap

BBQ Chicken Salad Wrap is a quick and easy lunch or dinner. It is full of flavor and perfect for a simple meal. 

BBQ Chicken Salad Wrap

This BBQ Chicken Salad Wrap is simply my BBQ Chicken Salad made into a wrap. 

When I came up with my BBQ Chicken Salad I knew that it would be great on its own, but that it would also work well as a wrap. 

During the summer and warmer months of the year I look for recipes that don’t heat up the kitchen.

Recipes like this are perfect for those days when you don’t want to turn on the oven. 

BBQ Chicken Salad Wrap Recipe

This is also a great make ahead recipe. Make the BBQ Chicken Salad first thing in the morning or the day before and then spread the salad on the tortilla when serving. 

I love the crunch that the coleslaw mix give this. It holds up a little better than most salads. I am not a huge cabbage fan, but I love it in recipes like this. 

BBQ Chicken Salad in a Wrap

Yield: 10 servings

BBQ Chicken Salad Wrap

BBQ Chicken Salad Wrap

BBQ Chicken Salad Wrap is a quick and easy lunch or dinner.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup bbq sauce
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups cooked, shredded, chicken ( Canned chicken works too)
  • 1 - 12 ounce bag coleslaw mix
  • 10 flour or gluten free tortillas

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl whisk together bbq sauce, mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, and pepper. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Stir in cabbage and chicken until well coated.
  3. Spread on tortilla, wrap, and serve.

Notes

If you are gluten free be sure to use gluten free tortillas and make sure that your bbq sauce is gluten free.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10 servings

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 643Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 105gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 24g

Menu Plan

I am keeping the menu plan simple again this week with quick and easy family favorites. Here is the menu plan for the week.

Breakfast

Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins -

Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins

Peanut Butter Granola Recipe

Peanut Butter Granola 

Overnight Bisquick Pancakes

Overnight Pancakes

Dinner

Barbecue Sloppy Joes

BBQ Sloppy Joes

baked chicken fajitas

Baked Chicken Fajitas

Instant Pot Dr. Pepper BBQ Chicken

Instant Pot Dr. Pepper BBQ Chicken

Crustless Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche

Crustless Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche

quick and easy pasta sauce

Quick and Easy Pasta Sauce

Classic Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Dessert Of The Week

Strawberry Cobbler

Strawberry Cobbler

Gluten Free Menu Plan

Greek Scrambled Eggs

All three breakfast recipes this week work great for making ahead or making in a large batch to freeze. So make a big batch this weekend for easy breakfasts during the week or freeze some ahead for busy days over the next few weeks.

Here is this week’s gluten free menu plan. I made notes next to the ingredients that need to be gluten free, but be sure to read labels to make sure the ingredients are safe for your family.

Breakfast

Gluten Free Blueberry Pancake Muffins

Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins and yogurt

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies– Use gluten free oats

Dinner

Crustless Taco Quiche

Crustless Taco Quiche– Use gluten free taco seasoning

Broccoli Bacon Pasta Salad

Broccoli Bacon Pasta Salad with gf pasta

BBQ Chicken Salad With Cabbage

BBQ Chicken Salad

Four Ingredient Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

Greek Scrambled Eggs

Greek Scrambled Eggs

pizza fries

Pizza Fries

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars– Use gluten free graham crackers

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Are you tired of cooking? Do you need a quick and easy lunch or dinner? This classic chicken salad sandwich is perfect for a quick and easy meal.

Classic Chicken Salad Sandwich

I grew up in Oregon, but have lived in Oklahoma for over twenty years. One of the things that I have learned after living in two totally different parts of the county is how regional food can be.

I grew up eating shrimp on pizza. Most people in Oklahoma think I am crazy when I talk about how good shrimp is on pizza.

On the other hand BBQ Bologna is huge in Oklahoma. It in on the menu at almost every BBQ restaurant. When I mention BBQ Bologna to people in Oregon they can’t believe it is popular in Oklahoma.

Chicken salad is another example of regional food. I ate chicken salad some growing up, but it certainly wasn’t a staple in my family.

When I moved to Oklahoma I quickly realized that people in Oklahoma and people in the south, take chicken salad very seriously. And what you put in your chicken salad varies by region and family.

I never knew that people could be so opinionated about chicken salad. Everyone has a best way of making it.

I am not sure if it is my Oregon roots or just that I often like to keep things simple, but when it comes to my chicken salad most of the time I like to keep it simple and pretty classic.

I don’t usually put anything odd in my chicken salad. No fruits. No nuts. No celery.

I also like my chicken salad pretty shredded. As in I don’t like huge chunks of chicken. I want small pieces of chicken with the dressing completely mixed in.

I use a food processor to get the best texture, but if you like chunkier chicken just cut it up or shred the chicken by hand.

Classic Chicken Salad Sandwich on a hamburger bun

One of the things I love about chicken salad is that it makes a great summer lunch or dinner. When it is over 100 degrees here in Oklahoma, turning on the oven is the last thing I want to do. Chicken salad doesn’t require the oven, so it makes a great summer meal. 

I also love that I can make this ahead and serve it several different ways. I can serve it as sandwiches. My son loves to eat his on a hamburger bun with a slice of cheese.

My girls enjoy it on gluten free bread. I prefer mine on a tortilla or on a piece of lettuce for a lettuce wrap. This is one of those recipes that is easy for everyone just to eat how they like it.

To add some flavor to my chicken salad I like to use grilled or rotisserie chicken, but any cooked chicken will work.

I would love to hear how you enjoy your chicken salad. Do you keep it simple or do you like to add things into your chicken salad?

Yield: 8 servings

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Classic Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken Salad Sandwiches are a simple lunch or dinner!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups cooked boneless chicken breast or chicken tenderloins, cut into chunks (To add flavor I like to use grilled or rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/3 cup relish, sweet or dill
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (Use more if you like a wetter texture)
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, cut up
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • bread, gluten free bread, buns, etc for serving

Instructions

  1. Place cooked chicken in a food processor. Pulse a few times to chop up chicken. 
  2. Add remaining ingredients and pulse a few more times or until desired consistency. Be careful not to over process. 
  3. Serve on bread, tortillas, or lettuce. 
  4. Refrigerate any leftovers. This will last for several days in the refrigerator so make extra for easy lunches. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8 servings

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 170mgSodium: 470mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 38g

Peanut Butter Granola Recipe

Four ingredients are all that you need for this easy homemade Peanut Butter Granola Recipe. 

Peanut Butter Granola Recipe

Homemade Granola

My kids love granola. We have been making homemade granola for years. I love that I can control the ingredients when I make my own granola. It is easy to adapt to how we like it and to our food allergies.

Over the years I have made many different homemade granola recipes that my family loved. But this recipe today is my son’s favorite. He will eat this peanut butter granola for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. 

Can I make homemade granola nut free or make it with other nut butters?

Yes, you can. I have made this recipe for years. When my daughter developed her peanut nut, tree nut allergy, I started using Sunbutter or Wowbutter and it works great. Other nut butters work as well. 

Is homemade granola gluten free?

If you use gluten free oats and read labels to be sure the ingredients are gluten free, homemade granola is easy to make gluten free. 

Peanut Butter Granola Recipe

The recipe originally came from an Ebook that Money Saving Mom put together years ago. I actually think the Ebook was done before she started Money Saving Mom. I enjoyed the Ebook and this was my favorite recipe from it.

This is one of the easiest granola recipes that I have made. Not only is this granola easy to put together, but it is does not cook for long at all, so it is also a quick granola to make. 

Peanut Butter Granola

If you enjoy homemade granola you might enjoy one of my other granola recipes. 

Yield: 16 servings

Peanut Butter Granola Recipe

Peanut Butter Granola Recipe

Peanut Butter Granola is an easy four ingredient homemade breakfast.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons oil, coconut oil works great, but other oils work too
  • 1 cup peanut butter, Soy butter or Sun Butter works too
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 7 cups oats, for a gluten free granola use gluten free oats, old fashioned, quick, or a mix of both. See note below.

Instructions

  1. Cook oil and peanut butter over low heat until it is melted and smooth.
  2. Remove from heat and add sugar.
  3. Add oats and stir well until oats are coated.
  4. Spread onto cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes stirring at least once.
  6. Cool and store in an airtight container.

Notes

Old fashioned oats will give you more texture. Quick oats will be a finer texture. I usually use a mix of both.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16 servings

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 369Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 5gSugar: 18gProtein: 8g
 
I do not usually post recipes from other bloggers because their recipes are theirs, but this recipe is not on the Money Saving Mom site and the eBook is no longer available, so Crystal gave me permission to post it.

Originally posted 2010. Updated 2020. 

Menu Plan

I shared last week that I was getting tired of all the cooking and cleaning. I loved all the emails and comments I got from you that were feeling the same way. Sometimes the best encouragement is simply knowing that others feel the same way. 

If you are tired of all the cooking, cleaning, and extra thought that you have to put into feeding your family right now, know that you are not alone. 

In order to keep things interesting and fun this week’s menu plan contains some of my favorite quick and easy meals. It also has one of my favorite breakfasts to serve this time of year. Have you tried my strawberries and cream bakes oatmeal? 

Breakfast

Strawberries and Cream Baked Oatmeal

Strawberries and Cream Baked Oatmeal

Chocolate-Granola-

Homemade Chocolate Granola

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

Dinner

Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken

Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken- I really need to update the picture on this one. 🙂

Easy 5 Ingredient Burritos_

5 Ingredient Burritos

Mom’s Easy Pancakes and if you are gluten free I shared them as Gluten Free Dairy Free Pancakes

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

pizza fries

Pizza Fries

Dessert of the Week

Chocolate Chip Pudding Homemade

Chocolate Chip Pudding

Gluten Free Menu Plan

Triple Berry Chicken Almond Spinach Salad

Here is this week’s gluten free menu plan. I made notes next to the ingredients that need to be gluten free, but as always read labels to be sure the ingredients are safe for your family.

Breakfast

Gluten Free Dairy Free Banana Bread

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

Gluten Free Pancake Mix Recipe

Gluten Free Pancake Mix Recipe

Dinner

Triple Berry Chicken Almond Spinach Salad

Triple Berry Almond Spinach Salad

Gluten Free Strawberry Pancakes breakfast for dinner

Slow Cooked Salsa Chicken

Slow Cooked Salsa Chicken

Cheesy Fajita Chicken

One Pot Spaghetti Recipe

Gluten Free One Pot Spaghetti 

Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Gluten Free Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

Gluten Free Chocolate Bundt Cake

BBQ Chicken Salad

BBQ Chicken Salad is a simple lunch or dinner. It is full of flavor and goes together in no time! 

BBQ Chicken Cabbage Salad

Are you looking for meals where meat is not the star of the recipe? 

This salad is a great way to stretch meat in a meal.

BBQ Chicken Salad contains meat, as is obvious from the title, but it is mixed with coleslaw and sauce to make a delicious main dish salad. 

BBQ Chicken Salad would also be a great dish for a potluck or picnic.

BBQ Chicken Salad Recipe

I had trouble coming up with the name for this. It contains cabbage and is similar to coleslaw, but since it contains bbq sauce and meat, it is also very different than coleslaw. 

No matter what you call this it is a simple and delicious meal! 

Most main dish salads contain lettuce, but cabbage is the star of this recipe. The coleslaw mix makes this easy to make and gives the salad a nice crunch.

It also holds up well for a day or two in the fridge, so it is a great make ahead recipe. You can make this and serve it right away or you can make it earlier in the day or the day before you serve it. 

This salad is also gluten free as long as your bbq sauce does not contain gluten. It is normal food that just happens to be gluten free. 

BBQ Chicken Salad

Need more easy main dish salad recipes? 

BBQ Chicken Cabbage Salad

Yield: 8 servings

BBQ Chicken Salad

BBQ Chicken Salad With Cabbage

BBQ Chicken Salad is a quick and easy dinner. It is also gluten free food that is normal food that happens to be gluten free.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup bbq sauce
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups cooked, shredded, chicken ( Canned chicken works too)
  • 1 - 12 ounce bag coleslaw mix

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl whisk together bbq sauce, mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, and pepper. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Stir in cabbage and chicken until well coated.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.

Notes

If you are gluten free be sure to read labels to make sure that all your ingredients are gluten free.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8 servings

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 301mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 13g

Chocolate Chip Pudding

Chocolate Chip Pudding is so easy to make at home and it tastes so much better than the box you buy at the store. 

Chocolate Chip Pudding

Fancy desserts are great, but sometimes you just need a simple classic dessert. 

Homemade pudding is just that. It is a classic dessert that is easy to make using basic ingredients. 

All you need for homemade pudding are a few ingredients like dairy, sugar, and cornstarch. They are all ingredients that you probably have in your fridge or cupboard. 

For this homemade chocolate chip pudding recipe you also need chocolate chips. Because chocolate makes everything better. 

Chocolate Chip Pudding Recipe

Why make pudding at home?

When you make pudding at home you can control the ingredients that go into it. When you make it at home it also tastes better. It really is so much better than the store bought kind. 

Is Pudding Gluten Free? 

Not all pudding is gluten free but this homemade pudding is gluten free. 

Need more homemade pudding recipes? 

  • Vanilla Pudding without Eggs -Many homemade vanilla pudding recipes contain eggs. This is an easy homemade pudding that doesn’t not contain eggs. 
  • Homemade Chocolate Pudding– If you love chocolate pudding this homemade pudding is a must make! We have been making this pudding for years. 

Chocolate Chip Pudding Homemade

Yield: 8 servings

Chocolate Chip Pudding

Chocolate Chip Pudding Recipe

Chocolate Chip Pudding is easy to make and tastes so much better than the box.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup cream or half and half (both work cream makes it richer)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or regular chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a pan combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Whisk in milk, cream (or half and half).
  2. Cook on medium to medium high heat, while continuing to whisk. Cook until the mixture starts to boil and thicken. You don't need to whisk constantly but you do need to stir or whisk often so that it doesn't burn.
  3. As soon as the mixture boils reduce heat to low. Continue stirring until mixture thickens. This will take 2-3 more minutes. It will thicken more as it cools, but you do want it to be a pudding like texture.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and butter.
  5. Let cool for 5 minutes or so and stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Pour mixture into individual sized bowls or into a large bowl. Serve warm or cover with plastic wrap pressed directly on pudding to prevent a skin from forming on the top. Refrigerate until serving.

Menu Plan

Taco Quesadillas

As usual I am keeping this week’s menu plan simple. I will admit that I am getting tired of all the cooking and cleaning. Anyone else feeling that way?

We have dealt with food allergies for over ten years. I am used to cooking most of our meals, but with everyone home three meals a day seven days a week, I am getting tired of cooking and cleaning. I know I am not the only one feeling this way.

We still need to eat, so I am working on making cooking more interesting and fun. 

Here is the menu plan for the week.

Breakfast

Pineapple Orange Smoothie

Granola Sundeas with Homemade Granola

Pancake Muffins

Pancake Muffins

Dinner

Taco Quesadillas

Taco Quesadillas

Fried Potatoes

Skillet Potatoes and Eggs ( Breakfast for dinner)

Tortilla Pizza

Tortilla Pizza

Italian Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Pizza Pasta Salad

Pizza Pasta Salad

Crock Pot Beef Fajitas

Dessert

Lemon Custard

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