Apr 28, 2011

Review: Arby's - Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad Wrap

Arby's only-available-in-some-markets Market Fresh Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich is now available for a limited-time (through mid-August) in a whole-grain wrap just in time for summer. The Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad Wrap fills a whole wheat flatbread with sliced roast chicken, mayo, diced apples, sliced grapes, diced celery, chopped, toasted pecans, and green leaf lettuce.

Each wrap is available for $4.29.

The first thing I noticed about Arby's Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad Wrap is how it was nicely wrapped with an open end and a closed end. The second thing I noticed was how cold it was; this is definitely a plus during hot weather. The wrap was a good size and had a good heft to it; I extended it into two light meals.

The flatbread is most similar to a Middle Eastern lavash bread rather than a tortilla or a pita which made it drier but still pliable. It contains a full 23 grams of whole grains. With help from the lettuce, it held up very well against the moist salad and I was able to eat the wrap with almost no mess. There was a little browning at the edge of the lettuce but it tasted fine.
Biting into the wrap, I was surprised by the satisfying crunch of the apples and nuts. The chicken salad was fresh rather than soggy although a little heavy on the mayo. The chicken was soft and moist and I could taste the distinct flavors of each ingredient.

Overall, very nice eats especially in the summer. Besides the slight abundance of mayo, I don't have anything to complain about.

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Nutritional Info - Arby's Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad Wrap (257g)
Calories - 630 (from Fat - 370)
Fat - 41g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 1020mg
Carbs - 46g (Sugar - 9g)
Protein - 30g


  1. I'm still not sold on the fruit, nuts and chicken mix. I know it's popular but I just can't get behind it. Plus, I'm not a big fan of pecans but I know a lot of people who would love this. Now I can make it sound like I have gotten over my phobia of pecans and suggest this wrap ;)

  2. Haha, I'm glad I could help you pretend to get over your phobia.

  3. I loved the new grilled chicken & pecan salad wrap - it was delicious & not messy. However, there was a lot of mayo in the salad. I was wondering how many calories & fat on in it. It seems quite healthy (which I really look for) other than the mayo. It might be nice to have the option of putting your own "dressing" on it. I don't know. The service was great at the Greenville, Michigan store!

  4. 630 calories and 41 grams of fat... you're better off eating a regular roast beef.

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