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Goat Cheese Pesto Chicken Pinwheel Recipe

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 15 min
  • cook_time Cook Time: 2 hr
  • total_time Total Time: 2 hr 15 min
  • yield Yield: 32-40 pinwheels 1x
  • category Category: Appetizer, Chicken, Sandwich, Holiday, Christmas, New Years, Kid Friendly, Low Carb
  • method Method: No Bake
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


Easy Pesto Chicken Pinwheels make the perfect holiday appetizer or easy lunch idea. This delicious pinwheel recipe is filled with a pesto goat cheese chicken mixture then topped with sun dried tomatoes for one epic bite!



  • 4 burrito size low carb tortillas
  • 3 cups shredded chicken
  • 3 oz. goat cheese
  • 3/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup sliced sun dried tomatoes


  1. To a food processor add shredded chicken, goat cheese and basil pesto. Pulse until creamy and combined.
  2. Assemble the pinwheel: lay the tortilla on a flat surface, add 3/4 cup of pesto chicken mixture to the tortilla and using a spatula spread the chicken mixture to the edges of the tortilla. Next sprinkle 1/4 of the sun dried tomatoes all over the tortilla.
  3. Gently, but tightly roll up the tortilla to form a cigar shape. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  4. Remove from refrigerator, slice into 1/2″ coins and serve.


  • Serving Size: 2 pinwheels
  • Calories: 120
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 217 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 19 mg

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