Tuesday Treats: Mexican Chicken Pinwheels

[Note: I hate when I mess up the scheduled time to publish. *headdesk*] Happy May Day, and this recipe is just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Now that spring is tinged with summer, I’m always looking for easy dinners that don’t heat up the kitchen–or least not for long. The beauty of this recipe? Serve it with Mexican or jalepeno rice, guacamole and/or refried beans for a full dinner or serve alone for appetizers.

Prep Time: 25 min.
Total Time: 2 hr. 25 min.
Servings: 20 servings, 3 pinwheels each
A bit of shredded Mexican-style cheese gives these yummy pinwheels their south-of-the-border cred. Serve with sour cream, if you like. (We like!)

What You Need
1 tub (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese
1 cup KRAFT Mexican Style 2% Milk Finely Shredded Four Cheese
1 cup chopped cooked chicken (I cheat and use prepackaged)
1 plum tomato, seeded, finely chopped (I leave off the tomato–allergy)
2 green onions, finely chopped
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
6 large whole wheat tortillas (10 inch) (And I use regular white tortillas because I’m all daring like that.)

Make It
Mix reduced-fat cream cheese and shredded cheese in medium bowl until blended. Stir in all remaining ingredients except tortillas.

Spread onto tortillas; roll up. Wrap individually in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours.

Heat oven to 375°F. Unwrap roll-ups. Trim and discard ends. Cut each roll-up into 10 diagonal slices. Place, cut sides up, on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. (I line my baking sheet with non-stick aluminum foil for easy cleanup.)

Bake 10 min., turning after 5 min. Serve.

For full nutritional information, CLICK HERE to head to the Kraft Kitchens. Now, as most folks know, I’m Okie bred and born so Mexican and Tex-Mex food are staples on my table. You’ll never believe who introduced this recipe to the Wolf mates. Sean “Boomer” Donaldson, combat medic/explosives expert/computer hacker extraordinaire. I know, right?!?! Who knew Boomer was such a homebody? Annie didn’t but she loves it when her Wolf gives her a break in the kithen and her son Cody loves this for dinner because “Dad and I can eat with our fingers!” You can read how Boomer wooed and won Annie and Cody in WOLF MOON. It’s only $1.99 or you can read it for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription. Just click on the cover to go check it out on Amazon. 🙂

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Mexican Chicken Pinwheels

  1. mistimaan says:

    Looks tasty 🙂

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