Mexican Chicken Roll-Ups Recipe

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Refrigerated crescent rolls make these hearty appetizers easy to assemble. Keep the ingredients on hand for last-minute snacking.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2-1/2 teaspoons cornmeal, divided
  • 2-1/4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Salsa

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 397 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 708mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.


  1. Grease a baking sheet and sprinkle with 1-1/2 teaspoons cornmeal; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, cheese, olives, sour cream, chilies and onion; set aside.
  2. Separate crescent dough into eight rectangles; firmly press perforations to seal. Spread 1/2 cup chicken mixture over each rectangle to within 1 in. of edges. Roll up, starting from long side. Place 1 in. apart on prepared pan.
  3. In a small bowl, beat egg white and water until foamy; brush over roll-ups. Sprinkle with remaining cornmeal. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with salsa. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Mexican Chicken Roll-Ups in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p37

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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