Chicken Enchilada Pinwheel Recipe

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Looking for fast and tasty Super Bowl party snacks? I thought so.

The big game is only a few weeks away and I’m already working on my party menu.

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I like to offer plenty of options for friends with various preferences and dietary needs. However, I also like to have a few no-fuss party snacks I know the majority of my party guests will gobble up.

This Chicken Enchilada Pinwheel Recipe fits into “quick and easy” category and is a real crowd-pleaser.

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To Make Chicken Enchilada Pinwheels, start by mixing softened cream cheese with Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce. I prefer the medium or hot enchilada sauce, but used mild this particular day because I was feeding a bunch of little guys. Choose whatever level of spice you like best.

The cream cheese and enchilada sauce give the pinwheels a rich zesty flavor!

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Spread the cream cheese mixture over puff pastry sheets. Then layer on shredded cheese, shredded chicken, and chopped cilantro.

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Roll each pastry sheet into a log and freeze for just 15 minutes to firm the dough before cutting.

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Cut the logs into thin rounds and spread them out on baking sheets.

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Then bake until golden brown.

Just look at these crispy little enchilada bites!

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Serve the Chicken Enchilada Pinwheel Recipe as-is, or top with silky Crema Mexicana (Mexican style sour cream) and a little more cilantro.

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You can serve them straight out of the oven, but they are also good at room temperature.

If you want to make the rolls a day or two ahead, wrap them tightly in plastic and place them in the fridge, not the freezer.

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Your game day guests are going to go nuts for these zesty cheesy little snacks. 

I’d call that a touchdown!


Chicken Enchilada Pinwheel Recipe

Yield: 40 pinwheels

Prep Time:15 minutes (active time)

Cook Time:20 minutes

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Easy 7-Ingredient Chicken Enchilada Pinwheel Recipe, perfect for parties and tailgating! Simple pinwheel recipes are what make holiday entertaining a snap.


  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 cup Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce, Spicy or Mild
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 3/4 cup chopped cilantro, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mexican style cheese
  • 1/2 cup crema mexican, optional (Mexican-style sour cream)


  1. Place the cream cheese in a small bowl. Add a couple spoonfuls of the enchilada sauce and mix until smooth. Add a couple more spoonfuls of enchilada sauce to the cream cheese and mix until smooth again. Repeat until 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce is mixed into the cream cheese. (If you add it all at once, you’ll have lumps.)
  2. Lay both puff pastry sheets out flat on a piece of wax or parchment paper. Spread half the cream cheese mixture over each sheet. Then sprinkle half the shredded chicken, half the shredded cheese, and 1/4 cup cilantro over each sheet. One at time, tightly roll each pastry sheet into a log. Wrap both rolls in the parchment paper and freeze for 15 minutes only, to firm the pastry slightly.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line several baking sheets with parchment paper. Use a serrated knife to cut each pastry roll into 20 thin slices. Lay them flat on the baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden.
  4. Allow the pinwheels to cool a little, then top with a drizzle of cream mexicana and a sprinkle of cilantro. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 40 pinwheels, Serving Size: 40

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 104 Calories
  • Total Fat: 7.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.1g
  • Cholesterol: 14mg
  • Sodium: 126mg
  • Carbohydrates: 5.3g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Sugar: 0.8g
  • Protein: 4g
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10 comments on “Chicken Enchilada Pinwheel Recipe

  1. Amanda @ Airfryer Blogposted September 19, 2017 at 10:19 am Reply

    These are so cute my boys would go crazy for them!

  2. Warren Buffett quotesposted December 28, 2016 at 2:11 am Reply

    This is actually one of my favorites.

    Rating: 5
  3. Patty Kposted January 20, 2016 at 12:21 am Reply

    Yum!!! I’m a huge fan of enchilada anything!

  4. Amyposted January 19, 2016 at 7:42 am Reply

    Hey, how cute are these, great for entertaining.

  5. Gaby Dalkinposted January 19, 2016 at 12:37 am Reply

    Perfect sized bites for game day!

  6. Alison @ Ingredients, Incposted January 18, 2016 at 11:23 am Reply

    these look so good Sommer! Have a great Monday

  7. Mariaposted January 18, 2016 at 10:14 am Reply

    So creative!

    Rating: 5
  8. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted January 18, 2016 at 10:07 am Reply

    What tasty looking treats!

  9. Julie @ Table for Twoposted January 18, 2016 at 9:47 am Reply

    Need this now! Love the pinwheels :)

  10. [email protected]posted January 18, 2016 at 9:06 am Reply

    Sounds yummy. I do not get enchilada sauce here in rural France so going to try making my own spicy sauce. Will let you know how they turn out.