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Chicken Taco Pinwheels

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Chicken taco pinwheels are a delicious, easy appetizer that take almost no time to prepare.  They’re always a hit at any party!

Chicken Taco Pinwheels

I’m always in search of quick and easy appetizers.  Over the years, I have found that there are so many dishes you can whip up quickly if you have cooked chicken on hand.  These chicken taco pinwheels are one of those recipes  as well as my chicken salad and these baked chicken taquitos.

So, my best advise to you is to always keep cooked chicken on hand in your freezer.  If you’re picking up a rotisserie chicken for dinner, pick up two.  Shred the second one to keep on hand for quick and easy recipes.  

Or, if you’re cooking chicken breasts, cook a few extras to keep in the freezer.

These pinwheels couldn’t be easier to prepare.  They are the perfect appetizer to whip up when you need something last minute.  They only have a few ingredients, which are easy to keep on hand and they only take minutes to put together. 

Taco seasoning is what gives these roll ups their delicious flavor and you can easily adjust the level of heat by how much seasoning you add to the chicken mixture.   You can also easily double or even triple the recipe is you’re feeding a crowd.  Once you set them out, you will see them disappear in no time.

Chicken Taco Pinwheels

What do I need to know about making this recipe?

  • My favorite taco seasoning is from Trader Joe’s.  I like it because it’s only ingredients are spices.  It’s fairly spicy, so if you don’t want your pinwheels to be too spicy you’ll want to use it sparingly.
  • The brand of flat bread I like to use is Flatout.
  • These can be made up to a day ahead of time and then refrigerated.  If you make them ahead, I would wait to slice them until you’re ready to serve them.

Chicken Taco Pinwheels


Yield: 18 pieces

Chicken Taco Pinwheels

Chicken Taco Pinwheels

Chicken taco pinwheels are a delicious, easy appetizer that take almost no time to prepare.  They're always a hit at any party!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 8 oz cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • 1- 8 oz package light cream cheese
  • 1/2 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 package fresh spinach
  • 3 flatbreads


  1. Stir chicken, cream cheese and taco seasoning together until well combined.
  2. Spread a fairly thin layer of the chicken mixture onto the flatbreads, leaving about a 1/2 inch border.
  3. Top with a layer of spinach.
  4. Roll flatbread up, lengthwise.
  5. Cut into 3/4 inch pieces.


My favorite taco seasoning is Trader Joe's. I like it because the only ingredients are spices. It is fairly spicy, so if you use it, I would add a little at a time until it's the right amount of spice for you.

I like to use the Flatout flatbreads in this recipe.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 199mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g






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