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Chicken Taco Mexican Pinwheels | These pinwheels are filled with a creamy chicken taco filling, which is easily customizable, and rolled up to make a perfect appetizer or party food! | http://thechunkychef.com
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Chicken Taco Mexican Pinwheels

A creamy filling made with chicken taco flavors is spread over a soft flour tortilla and rolled up to make the most delicious Mexican pinwheels ever!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 80 pinwheels (approximately 8 per person)
Calories: 40kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef


  • 12 oz cream cheese, softened to room temp (my packages are 8oz, so I used a package and a half)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded chicken **see recipe notes below
  • 1.5 Tbsp taco seasoning (choose your favorite)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • 10 oz can of diced tomatoes with green chiles, very well drained
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic, finely minced
  • 5 green onions, sliced thinly
  • 3/4 - 1 cup cilantro, chopped finely (adjust to your tastes)
  • 8 burrito sized flour tortillas
  • fresh minced cilantro, for garnish optional


  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, stirring until well combined.
  • Lay flour tortilla down on work surface and spread about 1/4 cup (amount will vary from person to person) evenly over the tortilla, leaving a 1/2 - 1 inch border all around.
  • Start at the bottom of the tortilla (closest to you), and roll up tightly towards the top, like a cigar.  Place roll seam side down on prepared pan.
  • Repeat with remaining tortillas and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to several hours to chill and firm up.
  • Use a sharp, serrated knife to slice roll into 1 inch pinwheels and serve.



  1. Recipe preparation time does not count chilling time, as that will vary from person to person.
  2. If you have leftover filling, it can be frozen (in a sealed bag or airtight container) for up to 2 months
    • Tequila Lime Chicken - cook as directed, then shred (this gives the best flavor)
    • Leftover cooked chicken from another recipe
    • Rotisserie chicken 
    • Canned chicken (this is the easiest option, but not the best flavor)


Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 31mg | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.2mg