Tessa's Southwest Chicken Rollups

I've had this recipe in my files for years. Every once in a while I pull it out and make a batch. They usually disappear about as quickly as they come out of the oven. This week, I served them with Sheri's Simple Salsa. Great mid-week meal, with chips and fresh fruit or a salad.

Tessa's Southwest Chicken Roll ups
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3-4 cups cooked, chopped chicken breast meat
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 medium onion
1 1/2 cups corn (if in season, about 2 large cobs, cooked and cut off cob)
1-15.5 oz can black beans, washed and drained
1 1/2- 2 cups fresh spinach, washed
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 cups grated Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese, grated
14-16 10 inch tortillas, I prefer thin flour tortillas for this recipe
salt and pepper to taste

Place all filling ingredients together in a medium to large bowl.  Mix lightly.
Spread about 1/4 to 1/3 cup filling in the middle of each tortilla, depending on how thick or thin you want the rolls to be.  Roll tightly and place on a lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Brush the top of the tortillas lightly with canola, vegetable or olive oil. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove and serve immediately or at room temperature with salsa, sour cream or guacamole.

-Great as an appetizer or main dish.
-Great as a make ahead dish. Prepare, cover tightly with foil. Place in fridge until ready to bake and serve.  Remove foil before baking. Make up to 2 days ahead.
-This recipe was altered from Tessa's original recipe - her recipe called for most of the same main ingredients, I just increased the amounts of the ingredients, to make the recipe more user and family friendly. Instead of 1/4 cup of black beans, I altered it to include the whole can of black beans.


  1. this recipe is surely taste great 100% healthy I love the ingredient specially the chicken beans and the spinach, it is really worth to try this... love it and hope to make the same taste as you did.

  2. Looks wonderful and so flavorful.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  3. brooke told me i'd have to come up and eat sunday dinner sometime. if it looks like this i think i'll have to take her up on this!!

  4. Made these for dinner last night with the fresh salsa and taco-shop Guac. They were a big hit! Now, I'm craving your chocolate cupcakes with the peanut butter frosting (peanut butter is my weakness). I would be fine if you didn't post such gorgeous pictures with your recipes!

    Steffanie Clark


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