Cheesy Green Chili Rolled Chicken Tacos are sweet, spicy and so easy to make! This recipe is made in less than 30 minutes, making it perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or simple game day snack!

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When it comes to tacos, I’ve yet to meet one that I don’t love! You too? Then you have to try out some of my favorites!

These Carne Asada Tacos just so happen to come with the best marinade recipe ever! And these Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tacos are a Bond family favorite. But I couldn’t mention my favorite tacos, without throwing in these Grilled Veggie Tacos. Trust me on this one, these tacos are proof that incredibly flavorful vegan tacos are totally possible!

When it comes to tacos for parties, I love to make these Rolled Chicken Tacos. They can be cut in half or quarters for easy snacking and they’re always a crowd pleaser!

You can easily prep them ahead of time, then bake them right before serving. Quick, easy and delicious, yes please!

Rolled chicken tacos stacked on top of each other in orange bowl

How do you make rolled chicken tacos?

  • Prepare the filling.

    • In a large bowl, combine cooked, shredded chicken with honey, lime juice, chipotle chili powder, cilantro and diced green chilies.
      • Quick tip! For the shredded chicken, chicken breasts can be cooked in a pressure cooker, then shredded to make the filling. You can also purchase a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store and shred the meat off of the chicken to use in this recipe.
    • In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and diced green chilies.
  • Assemble the tacos.

    • Spread approximately one tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture in one inch from the edge of a tortilla.
    • Top the cream cheese with the chicken mixture.
    • Sprinkle shredded pepper jack cheese over the chicken.
    • Roll the tortilla up tightly and place seam side down on a baking sheet.
    • Repeat until all tacos are wrapped up.
    • Spray the rolled tacos with olive oil cooking spray, or brush with olive oil.
  • Bake the tacos.

    • Place the sheet of rolled tacos in a 425°F oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Image of a tortilla topped with cheese and chicken filling, next to an image of rolled tacos on a baking sheet

Are rolled chicken tacos gluten free?

These rolled tacos are not gluten free because they are made with flour tortillas.

To make gluten free rolled chicken tacos, I recommend using a gluten free soft taco tortilla (such as these Mission tortillas). Corn tortillas are another option, but are likely to tear when wrapping them tightly around the filling.

What should you serve with rolled tacos?

Rolled tacos are perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce or dip! Here are a few ideas to serve with these rolled chicken tacos.

  • Guacamole – you can even step it up a notch with this Chipotle Bacon Guacamole!
  • Sour Cream + Hot Sauce – this is one of my favorite quick & easy semi-homemade sauces to serve with these rolled tacos.
  • Salsa Verde – I love the way a green salsa pairs with the green chilies in these chicken tacos!
  • Green Chili Queso – cheesy green chili chicken tacos dipped in more green chili cheesy goodness, sign me up for this all day, every day!

Can I make these rolled tacos ahead of time?

Yes! The filling can be prepared ahead of time and placed in the refrigerator, covered in bowls, for up to 24 hours.

You can also go ahead and wrap up the filling in the tortillas, then store the rolled tacos in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours before baking.

Rolled chicken tacos stacked on top of each other in a bowl

Want more easy chicken taco recipes? Try these 5 favorites!

  1. Buffalo Chicken Tacos
  2. Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
  3. Slow Cooker Chicken Mole Tacos
  4. Indian Curry Chicken Tacos
  5. Slow Cooker Korean BBQ Chicken Tacos
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Cheesy Green Chili Chicken Rolled Tacos

Sweet & spicy green chili chicken is added to these rolled tacos with two different kinds of cheeses & baked up for a crispy treat, perfect for game day!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp ground chipotle pepper, or chili powder
  • 3 tbsp cilantro
  • 8 oz can diced green chilis, divided
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 12 small flour tortillas
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • olive oil cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Combine the chicken, honey, lime juice, chipotle powder, cilantro and 4 oz green chilis in a large bowl.
  • Combine the cream cheese and remaining 4 oz green chilis in a separate small bowl.
  • Spread app. 1 tbsp of the cream cheese mixture 1" from the edge of a tortilla.
  • Top with the chicken mixture.
  • Sprinkle pepper jack cheese on top of the chicken.
  • Roll the tortilla up tightly and place seam side down on a baking sheet.
  • Repeat until all tacos are wrapped up.
  • Spray the tops of the rolled tacos with olive oil cooking spray or brush lightly with olive oil.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Notes

  • Gluten Free: to make these rolled tacos gluten free, I recommend using a gluten free soft taco tortilla (such as Mission). Corn tortillas can also be used, but will need to be warmed first and will potentially break and tear while tightly wrapping up the filling.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 245kcal (12%)Carbohydrates 20g (7%)Protein 13g (26%)Fat 12g (18%)Saturated Fat 6g (30%)Cholesterol 49mg (16%)Sodium 413mg (17%)Potassium 170mg (5%)Fiber 1g (4%)Sugar 4g (4%)Vitamin A 430mg (9%)Vitamin C 8mg (10%)Calcium 131mg (13%)Iron 1.7mg (9%)
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