When planning a party, we all look for quick and easy items…not too labor intensive…to prepare. Even better if it can be made ahead of time! These roll-ups qualify, plus they are absolutely amazing. Give them a try…you will find them outrageously good! Sorry there isn’t a photo, I was so distracted that night that the only picture that was taken was of the cake. I will rectify that soon.
Spicy Chicken Tortilla Roll-Ups
(Adapted from Homemade by Holman)
1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can Ro-tel diced tomatoes, drained
12 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup pepper-jack cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
6 green onions, white and green parts, chopped
6-8 large flour tortillas (I like to use the flavored versions, low carb/high fiber variety)
-Season the chicken with salt, half of the cumin, and 1 tsp of the chili powder. Add chicken to a skillet and add about 1 cup of water. Cover and cook on med-high heat until cooked through. Add more water if necessary. Once the chicken is cooked, cool slightly and chop/shred. Set aside.
-In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, drained tomatoes, cheese, remaining spices, garlic, cilantro and scallions. Once thoroughly blended, add in cooled chicken and stir together.
-Lay out tortillas and divide mixture evenly in the center of each. Spread into a thin layer leaving the edges clean. Roll each tortilla tightly. Do not fold in the ends like you would with a burrito but leave them free. Use a sharp knife to cut into 1″ thick slices and transfer to a serving platter. (The end pieces will likely unroll a little so just eat the extras). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.