Cooking with kids – holiday season means lots of cakes, cookies and treats – how about a healthy meal? Chicken Cilantro Lemon Tortilla Sandwiches!


I love grilled chicken. So do our grandchildren, Jack and Jonah, Noah and Gabriel, our twins. Here the twins are in prison garb just before their first birthdays – cute eh?

We make cooking this dish into a special event by grilling chicken breast with seasoning and olive oil and then cutting the chicken into small pieces, adding chopped cilantro, a squeeze of lemon juice and wrapping it into a tortilla which we have folded into a packet ( wrap the bottom so that the contents don’t fall out) and there it is ! A meal in a packet! The kids LOVE it and we do this when we go out to restaurants too – order a side of grilled chicken breast with the fixin’s mentioned above.

Try it – it’s healthy and delicious.


  • One Chicken Breast per person
  • 2 Tblsp Olive oil  or to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste ( or use Lawry’s seasoning salt which is delicious)
  • Chopped cilantro ( use only the leaves not the stalks)
  • Lemon quarters
  • Tortillas – I use the flour ones because I prefer them – you could use corn tortillas if you prefer


  1. Turn on the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Put a tablespoon of olive oil into a baking dish.
  3. Place the chicken breasts (lightly seasoned with either salt and pepper or Lawry’s seasoning salt) into the dish. Drizzle another tablespoon of oil over the breasts.
  4. Let the breasts cook until done -about 30 minutes ( cover them if they are getting dry).
  5. When cooked, cut the breasts into small bite sized pieces and swirl them around in the sauce.
  6. Place pieces of chicken onto a flour tortilla, add the chopped cilantro, squeeze a quarter of a lemon ( make sure no pits go into the chicken!) and wrap the tortilla like a package – and serve!

I like to serve this with chopped tomatoes, olives, cucumbers and red onions – all chopped and mixed together with olive oil and lemon juice mixed into the vegetables – delicious!


About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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