Spicy Chicken Tortilla Roll-Ups


  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can Ro-tel diced tomatoes, drained
  • 12 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt (I like Lawry’s)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 6 scallions, white and green parts, chopped
  • 6-8 large flour tortillas


  1. Season the chicken breasts 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 shred with 2 forks.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, drained tomatoes, cheese, remaining spices, garlic, cilantro and scallions. Mix together until well-incorporated. Add cooled chicken and stir together.
  3. 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.

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