Chicken Taco Pinwheels

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15 min 0 min 5
Chicken Taco Pinwheels
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Don't let the long list of ingredients scare you away - this recipe is super easy to prepare and a fun meal, snack, or appetizer the whole family will enjoy!


2 cup shredded Chicken breast, boneless, skinless, grilled
3/4 cup Greek yogurt, plain, 2% M.F.
3/4 cup Cottage cheese (2% M.F.)
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (or whatever cheese you prefer)
1/2 cup Plum tomatoes (finely diced)
1/2 cup chopped Green bell pepper (finely)
1 1/2 tsp Garlic (finely minced)
3 stalk(s) Green onion, scallion, ramp (finely sliced)
3/4 cup Cilantro (coriander) (optional, finely chopped)
2 tsp Chili powder
1 1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Paprika, smoked
1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes (optional)
1/2 tsp Sea salt
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp Onion powder
1/2 tsp Oregano, dried
1/2 tsp Black pepper
5 medium tortilla(s) Whole wheat tortilla


Step 1: Combine the shredded chicken, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, Mexican cheese blend, plum tomatoes, green pepper, garlic, green onion, cilantro (optional) in a large mixing bowl, stirring until well combined.

Step 2: In a small bowl, add the chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes (optional), sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and black pepper and stir to combine. 

Step 3: Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the contents in the large mixing bowl and stir until well combined.  

Step 4: Lay flour tortilla down on work surface and spread about 1/2 cup of the chicken taco mixture evenly over the tortilla, leaving a 1/2 - 1 inch border all around.

Step 5: Start at the bottom of the tortilla (closest to you), and roll up tightly towards the top, like a cigar.  Place roll seam side down on cutting board and use a sharp, serrated knife to slice roll into 8 pinwheels.

Step 6: Repeat steps 4 and 5 with the remaining tortillas. 

Step 7: Serve cold or warm in skillet on stove-top over low-medium heat, if preferred.



Pinwheels are a great way to make meals and snack time fun for the kids. Keep things interesting with other filling combinations, such as:

  • Pesto, shredded cheese, turkey slices, red bell pepper, and lettuce.
  • Hummus, broccoli sprouts, avocado, shredded purple cabbage, and shredded carrots.
  • Tzatziki, feta cheese, spinach, grilled zucchini, red onions, and chopped black olives. 
  • Peanut butter and banana.
  • Tuna, avocado, diced celery, minced garlic, and diced dill pickle.
  • Vanilla Greek yogurt and mashed berries.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 450
Calories from fat 151
Calories from saturated fat 76
Total Fat 16.8 g
Saturated Fat 8.4 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.0 g
Cholesterol 98 mg
Sodium 820 mg
Potassium 612 mg
Total Carbohydrate 29.5 g
Dietary Fiber 6.7 g
Sugars 3.8 g
Protein 45 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.4
Meat 1.1
Milk Alternative 0.8
Vegetables 0.8

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