Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups

These Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups are a great appetizer recipe for parties! Easy to make ahead and easy to serve.Β 

These Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups are filled with cream cheese, chicken, tomatoes, onions, and cheese.
These Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups are a great appetizer for parties! Easy to make ahead and easy to serve.


There are just a few more days until the kids go back to school and I think we’re both ready for it.

They could eat the same thing every day but I’ve been brainstorming ways to keep their lunches more interesting.

These Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups passed the taste test and will most likely appear in their lunches next week (I froze some for later).

What I love about these is that they can totally be made ahead of time and they are great for parties because you can make a ton in about 15 minutes.These Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups are a great appetizer for parties! Easy to make ahead and easy to serve.

Start by flavoring your cream cheese with some Old El Paso taco seasoning. These Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups are a great appetizer for parties! Easy to make ahead and easy to serve. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comAdd a can ofdiced tomatoes and green chilies, some cilantro, chicken, cheese, and green onions. These Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups are a great appetizer for parties! Easy to make ahead and easy to serve. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comSpread the mixture on a tortilla making sure to get to the very edges and roll it up tight. These Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups are a great appetizer for parties! Easy to make ahead and easy to serve. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comAt this point you can slice them up and serve or chill them until ready to serve and then slice them up.

These Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups are a great appetizer for parties! Easy to make ahead and easy to serve.

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Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: rolls
Servings: 80 rolls
Author: Christy Denney
  • 2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso taco seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded chicken (rotisserie chicken works well)
  • 1 (10-oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies, well drained
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 8 burrito sized tortillas
  1. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients (except tortillas) until well blended.
  2. Spread about Β½ cup of the mixture over the entire surface of a tortilla. Roll up tightly. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  3. Refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes. Also, if you chill longer they will be easier to cut.
  4. Slice into 1/2 inch slices with a serrated knife to prevent crushing and serve.
These Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups are a great appetizer for parties! Easy to make ahead and easy to serve.

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  1. oh yummy!!

  2. Love this recipe. Thank you. Have a good weekend coming up and stay safe!

  3. I love all your recipes – can’t wait to make this one!

  4. Exactly what I have on hand to make for tonights get together… great idea. Thanks

  5. Janice in Alaska says:

    Perfect !! I have two chicken boobies in the freezer and didn’t have a clue on what to do with them. Now I do πŸ™‚

    Thank you

  6. How did you freeze them?

  7. What a great and easy snack/lunch! Bookmarking now!!

  8. Can I make these the night before and slice the next morning? Thanks

  9. Does the not have to be warmed or microwaved? πŸ™‚

  10. i make something similar. they’re great as is, but really good when sliced and baked!

  11. I made these for an easy lunch for me and the hubby. We both loved them, and he’s one picky eater. He even said I should add these to our menu rotation! Thanks!

  12. Cream Cheese? I think you meant sour cream? Is it still the same quantity?

  13. Does anyone know the Wight Watcher Smart Point Value on these yummy bites?

  14. I made these and they were such a hit at our party! YUM! Thanks for this simple and delicious recipe πŸ™‚

  15. Does anyone have the complex carbohydrates associated to this recipe?

  16. What size burrito tortillas should I use?

  17. Can I use salsa instead of sliced tomato? Or will they beget soggie?

  18. These are delicious and were a hit with my guests!

  19. EXCELLENT!!!! Very tasty im making them for my jewley party today making im sure they’ll be a hit!!! Thanx for this recipe it makes quite a bit an EASY to make an thats 5 stars from me!!!!πŸ˜€

  20. Memorial weekend and were6 doing BBQ fajitas I am to bring several appetizers and this is perfect as we have young kids…easy to eat. Thanks and have a wonderful holiday.

  21. looks soooo yummy, I will be making these this month for sure!!!!! Thank you

  22. These look delicious! My husband does not like tomatoes…could I add pickled or fresh jalapenos in lieu of the can of diced tomatoes and green chilies?

  23. Cathy Phillips says:

    Has anyone tried freezing these? They are filed under freezer meals but I’m concerned that the cilantro and tomato will turn slimy after freezing. If anyone has done this successfully please let me know. Planning a big graduation party and the more I can do in advance the better!!

  24. How well do these freeze?

  25. I just make this recipe but I only use 5 tortillas 😬😬😬😬.
    I did something wrong????
    The party is tomorrow.

  26. chriscolumbus says:

    Christy, you sure don’t look like ‘the Girl Who Ate everything’ You are a Pretty Pie. And, not to fret. I am 78 years and married to the same precious Lady for 53 years. One of very good and talented Sons is a Chef at the Gage Hotel in Marathon, TX.

  27. chriscolumbus says:

    PS Christy, you have a bunch of beautiful children and a tall handsome husband. Truly. You are blessed. And, we are going to try your chicken enchilada rollups.

  28. Just have to tell you that I made these for a family get together and they were a HUGE hit!!! My 10-year-old grandson called me about 2 weeks later asking me for the recipe! He actually made them and their family has now starting calling them “Mexican sushi”. LOL!! Thanks again for helping to create a new family tradition. :-):-)

  29. Can I use canned chicken breast & shred it? I use this for my healthy chicken salad that I make and it’s so easy!!

  30. Would love to try the Mex roll-ups. Do ,you mix it up some special way ? Thank you, Madrue

  31. I made these to take to a church picnic and they were so good! Super fast to put together too. Thank you! I love items that I can take to a potluck without worrying about heating them up.
    They’re also super good left over!

  32. Hi Like this Recipe.. Can i use canned tuna or chicken instead.. Thanks πŸ™

  33. Those that have froze these…. did you freeze them before or after you sliced them? Thanks!

  34. First time, it was a Halloween party HIT!!!

  35. What’s the the best way to slice these without smashing and disfiguring them

  36. Are the tomatoes drained?

  37. These are so easy to make, and so tasty! We are still 2 hours before the start of the Super bowl and they are already getting devoured. Fortunately I have some stashed in the back of the refrigerator to put on the table later. Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe! I made them just as suggested, no changes, and they are great.

  38. Michaelenebolan Bolan says:

    I made some roll-ups for the week ahead and they got soggy…the tortillas were wettish and mushy. How do I prevent that from happening?

  39. Making this tonight (roll ups) can tell it will be delicious. Happy Mother`s day to you.

  40. Hello,
    I love this recipe! So delicious and great for parties. I’m just wondering about freezing them. I can see from other comments that it’s best to freeze them as a whole roll up. My question revolves more around thawing them. How long do they take to thaw? And do you thaw them in the fridge or on just out on the counter? I’m just wondering for serving purposes, how much time I should plan for thawing πŸ™‚ thanks!

  41. Making this tonight for my grandson’s birthday party!

  42. I have made something like this with a package of ranch dressing, chilies, pimentos on burrito tortillas.. Will be nice to have a change with the chicken. Taking them to my family reunion.. They eat anything , so they should go fast

  43. By Mexican Cheese, do you mean a pre-shredded mixed blend of cheeses?

  44. Im getting excited about making these for my ladies bible study tonight!! Im going to tweak it just a but bc they were out of the Mexican food isle they have dried cilantro..would this work? Also im using a pkg of fajita seasoning..but im not adding the chicken bc i just wanted all the other good stuff!!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  45. Trying these today for work potluck!

  46. I made these, and just wanted to say….. They are awesome!!! My teens and my hubby thought they were great, and I have some picky eaters.
    Yours look so big in the picture, and rolling mine ended up so small. Only about 1 inch by one inch. I figured it out though…. overlap two tortillas together and roll up and they are a perfect size and look just like the pic! We’re having them for dinner, but I’m going to make them as appetizers for Christmas, New Years, Super Bowl, etc, etc, etc. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  47. Can I leave out the onions??
    Is the minced garlic correct?
    Thank you πŸ™‚

  48. Hi, I’m in Australia and we don’t have the tinned tomatoes with the green chillies, do you think I could just use diced tomatoes and add some chopped green chillies? Or just leave out altogether? Thanks.

  49. What about adding drained black beans and removing the chicken for a veggie version?