Friday, January 20, 2012

Spicy Chicken Tortilla Roll-ups

Last night I went to a Bunco game.  If you are unfamiliar with the game, it is a dice game in which it takes 12 people to play.  The Bunco game ended up being a pot-luck style gathering so I decided to try out something new.  I made Spicy Chicken Tortilla Roll-ups and they were delicious.  I'm sure they would taste even better if you experimented with different types of tortillas and I unfortunately didn't have the opportunity to add cilantro to the mix as the recipe calls because our Commissary does not sell it... bummer.   Anyway, give this a try the next time you have to make an appetizer for a party or gathering!

Printable Recipe

1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can Ro-tel diced tomatoes, drained
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese
3 clove garlic, minced
3 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
6 scallions, white and green parts, chopped
6-8 large flour tortillas

1. Season the chicken breasts with salt, half of the cumin, and 1 tsp of the chili powder. Add chicken to a skillet and add about 1 cup of water. Cover and cook on med-high heat until cooked through. Add more water if necessary. Once the chicken is cooked, cool slightly and shred with 2 forks.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, drained tomatoes, cheese, remaining spices, garlic, cilantro and scallions. Mix together until well-incorporated. Add cooled chicken and stir together.

3. Lay out tortillas and divide mixture evenly in the center of each. Spread into a thin layer leaving the edges clean. Roll each tortilla tightly. Do not fold in the ends like you would with a burrito but leave them free.

4. Use a sharp knife to cut into 1" thick slices and transfer to a serving platter. (The end pieces will likely unroll a little so just eat the extras). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. 


  1. I made this for the Super Bowl after seeing the link on reddit -- it was great, thanks! I think I used a bit more garlic and a little less cream cheese than called for, which was very tasty.


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