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Easy Chicken Taco Pinwheels

Easy Chicken Taco Pinwheels

Course Appetizer, Chicken
Cuisine American, Mexican Inspired
Keyword chicken-taco-pinwheels, easy-appetizer-recipes, easy-taco-pinwheels
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill time 4 hours
Servings 60 pinwheels
Calories 62kcal


  • 2 8 oz blocks cream cheese softened
  • cup thick salsa or picante sauce (Use mild, medium or hot, your preference)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • ½ tsp lemon pepper
  • 2-3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • cup chopped green onion
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 6 extra large burrito size tortillas
  • salsa, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole for serving optional


  • Using an electric mixer on medium-high whip together the cream cheese, salsa, sour cream, taco seasoning, salt, garlic and lemon pepper until fully blended.
  • To the bowl add chicken, cheese, green onion and cilantro. Mix well by hand.
  • Divide the mixture evenly among tortillas leaving a ½ inch order all around. Roll from the widest side ending seam side down. Shape firmly by hand.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 4 hours or overnight.
  • To serve: Use a sharp knife to slice each tortilla into 8 even pinwheels. (Yield may vary depending on how you slice the tortillas)
  • May serve with a side of salsa, guacamole or pico de gallo, if desired.


Serving: 1pinwheel | Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg