Chicken Taco Pinwheels

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
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!

Ingredients


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 (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

Instructions


  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.
  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. 
  3. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the chicken mixture in the large mixing bowl and stir until well combined.  
  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.
  5. Start at the bottom of the tortilla (closest to you), and roll up tightly towards the top.  Place roll seam side down on cutting board and use a sharp, serrated knife to slice the roll into 8 pinwheels.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 with the remaining tortillas. 
  7. Serve cold or warm in a skillet on stove-top over low-medium heat, if preferred.

Notes:

Tips:

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 435
Calories from fat 150
Calories from saturated fat 76
Total Fat 16.7 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 890 mg
Potassium 610 mg
Total Carbohydrate 29.3 g
Dietary Fiber 6.6 g
Sugars 5.0 g
Protein 45 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Grain 1.4
Meat 1.1
Milk Alternative 0.8
Vegetables 0.8

Energy sources


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