Friday, December 28, 2012

Recipe of the Week: Spicy Cream Cheese Chicken Rollups

Hello, Friends! I hope that you had a terrific Christmas! My sweet hubby was recuperiting from the flu, and our son came down with it, so we just stayed home so as not to infect anyone else! Our son only lives about 3 miles from us, so I ran some ham, scalloped potatoes, hot rolls and cranberry salad over to his apartment and put it all in his fridge so he could enjoy some good food when he got to feeling better.

With  New Year's Eve only a few days away, I thought I would share a recipe with you for a wonderfully yummy appetizer...Spicy Cream Cheese Chicken Rollups. There are lots and lots of variations of rollups, but this is my version...I hope you enjoy it!

  •  2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or 4-5 chicken tenders
  • 1 jar diced pimentos, drained
  • 1 can sliced green chiles, drained
  • 1 - 8 oz. pkg. low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 8 - 10 flour tortillas
  • chili powder and cumin to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
Grease a casserole dish and set aside. On a cutting board sprinkle both sides of chicken with chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Place seasoned chicken in prepared casserole dish, cover with foil, and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Once chicken is cooked, shred chicken with forks. (OR, if you have a KitchenAid mixer, toss cooked chicken into the mixing bowl and using paddle attachment beat chicken at a medium-high speed to shred it. I learned this AWESOME tip from Pinterest...worked like a charm!!)

Toss drained pimentos, green chiles, softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar and garlic powder into mixing bowl with shredded chicken. Mix until all ingredients are comined. Spread mixture on flour tortillas, roll up, place on large plate or cookie sheet, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm. Before serving, slice each rollup into about 1 inch thick pieces, place on pretty serving dish, and serve. (NOTE: to keep from crushing/smashing rollups, when slicing I use dental floss instead of a knife. Simply wrap a strand of dental floss around rollup, criss-cross the floss on top and pull taught...TADAH!! Perfectly sliced, unsmashed, pretty rollups!!)

These are great served alone or with warm Rotel cheese dip. Be sure to refrigerate any leftovers!

Wishing you a fun and safe weekend!!


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