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Chicken Cranberry Pinwheels

Chicken Cranberry Pinwheels have a creamy and delicious filling made from chopped chicken, cream cheese, toasted pecans, celery, green onion, dried cranberries and feta cheese. They make a great appetizer, lunch, or brunch addition.

Chicken Cranberry Pinwheels

 

The dried cranberries add a wonderful sweetness to these tortilla roll-ups. I absolutely love them in chicken salad. These Chicken Cranberry Pinwheels are so scrumptious, you’ll lose track of how many you eat.

Tips for making Chicken Cranberry Pinwheels:

  • For best results, briefly heat the tortillas in a microwave with a damp paper towel placed on top of them. This makes them more pliable and they are less likely to rip when you roll them up.
  • I like the crunch that celery adds, but if you don’t like celery, leave it out.

Cut pinwheels on a plate with uncut tortilla rolls on a cutting board.

 

  • If you want to add some more color and nutrition, place a layer of baby spinach leaves on the tortillas before you roll them up.
  • If you are making these for a holiday party, try using spinach tortillas for a festive look.
  • Use any kind of cooked chicken. I typically use rotisserie chicken, but grilled or baked chicken works too. You could even use leftover turkey.
  • These pinwheels can be made up to 3 days in advance. Keep them wrapped tightly and wait until just before serving to cut into slices. Once they are sliced, it is more difficult to keep them wrapped tightly and they will start to dry out.

Close-up of Chicken Cranberrry Pinwheels  on plate.

 

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Watch the short video below to see how easy this recipe is to make.

Chicken Cranberry Pinwheels

Chicken Cranberry Pinwheels

Chicken Cranberry Pinwheels have a creamy and delicious filling made from chopped chicken, cream cheese, toasted pecans, celery, green onion, dried cranberries and feta cheese. They make a great appetizer, lunch, or brunch addition.

PREP: 20 mins
COOK: 0 mins
Refrigerate: 1 hr
SERVINGS: 8

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries (Craisins)
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 large flour tortillas

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, use a wooden spoon to stir together cream cheese, mayonnaise, and Dijon mustard until smooth.
  • Stir in the chicken, celery, green onion, dried cranberries, pecans, and feta cheese.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Place flour tortillas on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with a damp paper towel and microwave on HIGH for 20 seconds.
  • Spread 1/4 of the cream cheese mixture on each tortilla. Roll them up tightly and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Slice into 1-inch slices.

Notes

If you make these pinwheels ahead of time, it is best to wait and slice them shortly before serving. Can be made up to 48 hours in advance,

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcal
Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken roll-ups

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