Speckled Spirals Recipe

Kids will love this fun and filling lunch recipe.

By Jean Paré from School Days Lunches

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. block of cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup finely chopped cooked chicken
  • ½ cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped green pepper
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped red pepper
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh parsley (or 1/2 tsp. flakes)
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 flour tortillas (9 inch diameter)

    How to make it 

  • 1

    Southwestern Chicken Filling: Combine first 8 ingredients in medium bowl. Makes about 2 cups filling.

  • 2

    Spread about 1 cup filling evenly on 1 tortilla, almost to edge. Roll up tightly, jelly roll-style. Repeat with remaining filling and tortilla. Wrap rolls with plastic wrap. Chill for 2 hours. Discard plastic wrap. Trim about 1/2 inch from both ends of each roll. Cut each roll into 1/2 inch slices, for a total of about 32 slices. Serves 4.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 291
  • Fat: 18.8
  • Saturated Fat: 10.4
  • Cholesterol: 64mg
  • Sodium: 399mg
  • Carbs: 17g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Fiber: 1g

BAKED SPECKLED SPIRALS: Arrange slices, cut-side down, on greased baking sheet. Lightly brush top of each with cooking oil. Bake in 350ºF oven for 10 to 12 minutes until edges are golden.

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