Chicken Enchilada Tortilla Pinwheels

Chicken Enchilada Tortilla Pinwheels – I am ADDICTED to these sandwiches! Cream cheese, chicken, taco seasoning, cheese, salsa, corn, and black beans wrapped in a tortilla. So simple to make with rotisserie chicken. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to eat. Perfect for lunch, dinner, parties, and tailgating!! #pinwheels #chicken #tailgating #sandwich #partyfood

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Chicken Enchilada Tortilla Roll Ups

These Chicken Enchilada Pinwheelsare AH-MAZ-ING! I have made tortilla sandwiches these several times over the past few months and they are always a hit. Cream cheese, chicken, taco seasoning, cheese, salsa, corn and black beans wrapped in a tortilla. I mean, what’s not to like?!?! They are great for lunch, dinner, tailgating, and parties.

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How to Make the Best Chicken Enchilada Pinwheels

These pinwheel sandwiches are very easy to make. Combine softened cream cheese, taco seasoning, salsa, corn, black beans, cooked chicken, and cheddar cheese. Spread the mixture onto tortillas and them roll up. Pop the tortillas in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes and then slice.

  • It is important to refrigerate the tortillas about 30 minutes before slicing. The cream cheese needs time to firm up.
  • My favorite store-bought salsas are Maeto’s, Kylito’s and Trader Joe’s salsa.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Salsa: https://www.plainchicken.com/superior-grill-salsa/
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • I used chopped rotisserie chicken in the cream cheese mixture. Here is our recipe for homemade Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken: https://www.plainchicken.com/slow-cooker-rotisserie-chicken/
  • I used shredded cheddar cheese. Feel free to use any cheese you prefer.
  • Can I use canned chicken? Sure! Any cooked chicken will work fine in these sandwiches.
  • Can I make tortilla pinwheels in advance? Yes! You can assemble the sandwiches and wrap them in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Slice before serving.
  • You can use any size tortillas that you prefer. I use burrito sized tortillas, but any size will work fine.
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What to Serve with Tortilla Sandwiches

We like to dip these sandwiches in some salsa or ranch. They are really good dipped in our favorite Jalapeño Ranch Dip. YUM! If you are making these for lunch or dinner, whip up a salad or some coleslaw. I really like to make these for parties and tailgating. I am making a batch this weekend with some red and green tortillas. PERFECT for Christmas parties!

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Chicken Chicken Pinwheels

Yield: 3 dozen
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Chicken Enchilada Tortilla Pinwheels – I am ADDICTED to these sandwiches! Cream cheese, chicken, taco seasoning, cheese, salsa, corn, and black beans wrapped in a tortilla. So simple to make with rotisserie chicken. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to eat. Perfect for lunch, dinner, parties, and tailgating!! #pinwheels #chicken #tailgating #sandwich #partyfood

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • cups chopped cooked chicken
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 6 Tbsp salsa
  • ¾ cup corn kernels
  • ¾ cup black beans, drained and rinses
  • 4 or 5 large burrito tortillas (10-inch)

Instructions:

  • Mix softened cream cheese with the chicken, shredded cheese, taco seasoning, salsa, corn, and black beans.
  • Spread about ¼ to ⅓ cup of the chicken mixture evenly on each tortilla.
  • Roll the tortilla up gently, yet tightly to make sure it holds together and keeps its shape.
  • Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to firm up the softened cheese. Cut off ends of tortilla roll and cut into 1-inch slices.

Notes:

  • It is important to refrigerate the tortillas about 30 minutes before slicing. The cream cheese needs time to firm up.
4 jars of salsa on the countertop
  • Our favorite store-bought salsas are Mateo’s, Kylito’s, Pace Picante Sauce, and Pace Restaurant Style Salsa.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Salsa: https://www.plainchicken.com/superior-grill-salsa/
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • I used chopped rotisserie chicken in the cream cheese mixture. Here is our recipe for homemade Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken: https://www.plainchicken.com/slow-cooker-rotisserie-chicken/
  • I used shredded cheddar cheese. Feel free to use any cheese you prefer.
  • Can I use canned chicken? Sure! Any cooked chicken will work fine in these sandwiches.
  • Can I make tortilla pinwheels in advance? Yes! You can assemble the sandwiches and wrap them in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Slice before serving.
  • You can use any size tortillas that you prefer. I use burrito sized tortillas, but any size will work fine.

Steph

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    1. I’ve never frozen these, but I am sure that you could. I would probably freeze them uncut and thaw and slice when ready to serve. Make sure to wrap them tightly with plastic wrap.

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