Fiesta Chicken Pinwheels

Chicken Pinwheels

Two weekends ago, Chris made last minute plans for us to go to a friends home to watch the Bama game.. I text my girlfriend to see what was on the menu and she told me that they were grilling ribs and wings and had everything covered. My mom has always taught me that you never show up anywhere empty handed so immediately panic set in about what I could throw together quick. Since they had most of the big stuff covered I thought a appetizer and dessert should suffice. (This was the same day I made my pumpkin bars!) I had recently been grocery shopping so I knew I had tortillas and cream cheese for pinwheels. I grabbed several items from the pantry and fridge and threw it all together and luckily it turned out delicious


  • 3/4c black beans (drained, washed, and patted dry)
  • 1c whole corn kernels (drained)
  • 1c ro-tel (drained)
  • 16oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 cooked chicken breast shredded
  • 1c. shredded cheese
  • 4-5 green onions chopped
  • 1 pack of taco seasoning
  • 6-8 taco size tortillas (I used wheat but flour or spinach would work too)

Mix cream cheese and taco seasoning together until well blended. Add chicken. ro-tel, beans, corn, onions and cheese. Mix together being careful not to smash the beans. Spread onto tortillas and roll up. Place tortillas into freezer for about 20 minutes. Remove from freezer and slice. Store in fridge until serving.

tip: I did not have time, but I think if you set your cream cheese mixture in the fridge for a couple of hours before spreading onto the tortillas it would allow the flavors to really combine. Even without doing this, mine still got rave reviews!

tip: I got about 30 or so pinwheels out of this recipe.




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