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Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels

Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels

Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels - great as afternoon snacks, lunch, dinner, appetizer and even for potlucks. These pinwheels will be a party favorite made with delicious shredded chicken, cream cheese mixture, spinach, bacon and more. They're fantastic both hot or cold!

Course Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Fridge Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 5 Tortillas
Calories 290kcal
Author Imma


  • 8 ounce (240 g) cream cheese , softened
  • 1 ½ teaspoons (7.5 g) garlic powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons (3 g) onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon (2 g) Creole seasoning
  • 1 green onion , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon (4 g) parsley
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) salt
  • ½ teaspoon (1 g) freshly ground pepper
  • 4 (10- inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups (270 g) shredded chicken
  • 3 cups (90 g) fresh baby spinach leaves
  • ½ cup (92 g) red bell pepper , diced
  • grated cheese , optional
  • ¾ cup (170 g) bacon , chopped (about 5-6 slices)


  • In a medium size bowl, mix together the cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, creole seasoning, green onions, parsley, salt and pepper until thoroughly combined.
  • Spread about 3 tablespoons each of the cream cheese mixture evenly over the 5 tortillas, leaving a 1 inch border on all sides. 
  • Next, layer the cream cheese mixture with shredded chicken followed by baby spinach. And sprinkle evenly each tortilla with red bell pepper and cheese. Or you can also vary the toppings by sprinkling only with bacon bits in some of the tortillas. Get creative with the stuffing variation.
  • Tightly roll up each tortilla and secure with a foil wrap, place sandwich in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, this helps to keep it in shape.
  • When ready to serve, take off the wrap, using a sharp knife, slice each tortillas into 4 to 5 pinwheels or in the thickness you prefer.


  1. Take cream cheese out of the refrigerator about 1 hour before cook time so that it gets soft at room temperature.
  2. To avoid tortilla cracks, wrap the tortilla pinwheels securely with plastic wrap or foil, then let it sit in room temperature or int the fridge (much better) for 30 mins before slicing them.
  3. Do not over fill the pinwheels else they will come apart.
  4. These are great for summer party so you can get creative with the colors of the wraps and ingredients!
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 1whole chicken tortilla | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 696mg | Potassium: 427mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2600IU | Vitamin C: 25.6mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 2.2mg