Chicken Crunchwrap Supreme (Copycat)

Shredded chicken crunchwrap on plate. Crunchwrap consists of shredded chicken, nacho cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and tostada wrapped in tortilla

Can’t decide between a hard or soft taco? Have them both with a chicken crunchwrap supreme.

Crunchwraps are a popular entree at Taco Bell but you can easily make them at home. We made homemade ground beef crunchwraps a couple of years ago. Now we wanted to try chicken crunchwrap supremes.

What is a Chicken Crunchwrap Supreme?

A crunchwrap is meat (or beans) with nacho cheese sauce topped with a tostada shell and then layered with lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream. All this is wrapped in a large tortilla and cooked to hold it together. We used our favorite salsa chicken recipe for the meaty base.

Chicken crunchwrap supreme on plate.

Chicken Crunchwrap Supreme Ingredients

Salsa Chicken

Two pounds of chicken cooked in a crockpot with one jar of salsa and one package of taco seasoning. After 6 hours on low, shred the chicken. It’s perfect for tacos, enchiladas, nachos, crunchwraps, or on its own.

Nacho Cheese Sauce

Canned or jarred nacho cheese sauce.

Tostada Shells

Flat, round crunchy taco shells found in the taco section of your local grocery store. You can also use tortilla chips or Doritos for the crunchy center.


Shredded crispy iceberg lettuce works best.


Ripe, red tomatoes cut into small pieces

Sour Cream

Sour cream can be any brand. If you don’t like sour cream, it can be left off. You could also use Greek yogurt.

Large Tortilla

This is the hardest part of the recipe… finding a big enough tortilla. If you can’t find bigger than the burrito shells, tear part of one of those shells off to fill the middle. See the pictures below.

Chicken crunchwrap supreme on plate showing layers of taco flling

How to make Chicken Crunchwrap Supreme

Step One

First, you want to make the crockpot salsa chicken several hours before you plan to make your crunchwraps. Take 2 pounds of chicken breasts and put them in a crockpot with a whole jar of salsa and one packet of taco seasoning. Cook on low for at least 6 hours and then shred the chicken.

Keep in mind: If you use medium or hot salsa, the chicken will be spicy. Mild might be best when serving kids.

Shredded chicken breast in crockpot with salsa and taco seasoning

Step Two

Lay your large tortilla out and fill a circle in the middle with the shredded chicken. The circle should be the size of a tostada. Place about two tablespoons of nacho cheese sauce spread out over the chicken. Place a tostada or some tortilla, Doritos, or other chips over the chicken and cheese mixture. Next, add the shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and some sour cream (optional) on top of the tostada.

Large tortilla layered with shredded chicken, nacho cheese, tostada, lettuce, tomato, and sour cream.

Step Three

Place a small skillet on the stovetop over medium heat. You do not need to spray the pan unless your pan sticks. Let it heat while you wrap the tortilla.

Step Four

If your tortilla will not close around the center taco layers, you will need to break off a piece of tortilla and add it to the middle. See picture. To wrap, pull one piece of the large tortilla into the center. Hold it there and keep grabbing piece by piece and folding it towards the center. Once wrapped completely, put it in the pan, folded side down, and let it cook for about 30 seconds. This should seal the folds closed. Flip and cook the top side for another 30 seconds. If the wrap is coming apart, you can cook it for another 30 seconds, making sure not to burn it.

Piece of tortilla broken off and placed on top of taco layers for crunchwrap

Step Five

Serve on a plate, wrap half in a paper towel or foil, or just let your hands do the holding.

Crunchwrap supreme on blue plate

What else can I put in a Crunchwrap?

Protein Options: Ground beef, chicken, steak, black beans, refried beans, shrimp.

Fillings: Lettuce, tomato, avocado, salsa, pico, guacamole, shredded cheese, Mexican rice, refried beans, black beans, bell peppers, poblano peppers, jalapenos.


  • Don’t overfill the layers or the tortilla will be hard to close.
  • Cutting in half before serving may make it easier to eat. If serving kids, cutting in fourths may work best.
  • Crunchwraps are filling on their own but you can also serve with beans, Mexican rice, corn cake, or other taco side dishes.

Check out our other quick dinner recipes!

Bagel BLT Sandwiches

Sheet Pan Nachos

Pepperoni Pizza Paninis

Chicken Crunchwrap Supreme

Chicken Crunchwrap Supremes are a handheld crunchy and soft taco all-in-one.

Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Keyword easy dinner, easy meals, quick meals
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Crockpot Salsa Chicken 6 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 lbs chicken breasts
  • 1 jar salsa
  • 1 pkt taco seasoning
  • 6 ea large tortillas
  • 6 ea tostadas
  • 1 can nacho cheese sauce
  • 3 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 6-12 tbsp sour cream


  1. To make the salsa chicken- Place 2 lbs chicken breasts, 1 jar of salsa, and 1 packet of taco seasoning in a crockpot on low for 6 hours. Once it's done cooking, shred the chicken.

    Shredded chicken breast in crockpot with salsa and taco seasoning
  2. Lay one of the large tortillas out and place some of the shredded salsa chicken in the middle. It should be a thin layer as wide as a tostada. Pour 2-3 tablespoons of nacho cheese sauce over the chicken. Next, layer a tostada shell over the chicken mixture. On top of the shell, layer the shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, and 2 tablespoons of sour cream.

    Large tortilla layered with shredded chicken, nacho cheese, tostada, lettuce, tomato, and sour cream.
  3. Place a skillet over medium heat to start warming on the stovetop.

  4. If your tortilla can wrap all the way to the center without a gap, you can skip this step. If not, you will need to tear off a piece of an extra tortilla to cover the center.

    Piece of tortilla broken off and placed on top of taco layers for crunchwrap
  5. Gently pull one part of the tortilla to the center over all the middle layers. Holding that piece in the middle, grab another edge of the tortilla and pull it towards the center. Keep going around the outer circle until it is all wrapped up and the center is covered.

  6. Place the wrapped side that you just worked on down into the warm skillet. Let cook for 30 seconds to seal the crunchwrap shut. After 30 seconds, flip and cook the other side for 30 seconds.

    Crunchwrap supreme on blue plate
  7. Cook remaining crunchwraps and serve.

    Chicken crunchwrap supreme on plate.
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Syrup being poured over tonga toast (banana stuffed french toast) on white plate

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