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Chicken Tortilla Roll-Ups

close up shot of chicken tortilla roll-ups on a plate
Tasty chicken, cream cheese, tomatoes, and spices are the stars in these fun chicken tortilla roll-ups.
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 24
Calories 93 kcal


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ cup green onions, sliced (green parts)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 cups chicken, cooked and diced (I used rotisserie meat, diced very small)
  • 10 ounces Rotel, loosely drained, a bit of the juice is fine
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons jalapeño, finely diced with seeds and core removed (more or less to taste)
  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 flour tortillas, burrito-size


  • In a mixing bowl, use a hand mixer or wooden spoon to beat together cream cheese, sour cream, pepper, chili powder, and garlic salt.
  • Use a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to gently mix in green onions, cheddar cheese, chicken, Rotel, jalapeño, and black beans. Stir until evenly mixed.
  • Place each tortilla on a sheet of plastic wrap.
  • Spread about 1 cup of the mixture over the face of each tortilla. Roll the tortilla up tightly and wrap the plastic wrap around it to hold the shape.
  • Refrigerate for a minimum of one hour to allow the flavors to combine and to firm up the tortilla and mixture for slicing into pinwheels.
  • Slice the tortillas into ¾ to 1-inch sections. Serve.


  • Chop the chicken quite small so that it spreads out in the mixture and makes a more uniform filling. Use leftover rotisserie or grilled chicken breasts. You could probably even use canned chicken.
  • Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that you don’t end up with any lumps in your mixture.
  • Don’t skip the chilling step as it will be much easier to slice the tortillas once they are chilled.


Calories: 93kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 150mgPotassium: 91mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 239IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 1mg