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Tex mex pinwheels

December 27, 2017

New years eve is coming up and you might be thinking what to serve your guests. With the new weight watchers freestyle program, we can definitely play around with some low point options.  These tex mex pinwheels are so tasty and very satisfying, not to mention easy to make! Just 2 smart points each and 60 calories.

Tex mex pinwheels
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 16
2 SP Freestyle, 2PP/2PP
  • 1 package pillsbury reduced fat crescent rolls
  • 4 oz cooked and shredded chicken
  • ⅓ cup diced peppers (I used red & green)
  • ½ cup corn (I used frozen)
  • Green onion, diced
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  1. In a bowl mix together your peppers, salsa, chicken, corn, green onion and chili powder.
  2. Roll out your crescent dough into two pieces of 4 crescent rolls, pinch together any seams.
  3. Spread your chicken mixture onto your two pieces of dough, roll the dough up and seal any openings.
  4. Place rolled dough in the freezer for 30 minutes, this will help when you cut them.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F and spray a large baking sheet.
  6. Use a serrated knife and cut each rolled dough into 8 pieces, I find it best to cut in the middle then cut each half into 4, your end pieces might not look the best and you can even just cut off a very small end piece and discard if you want.
  7. Place on baking sheet (I used a spatula to help transfer) and bake for approx 18 minutes, you want the dough a golden brown color.
  8. Serve warm, makes 16 pinwheels.
SP Freestyle- 2 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- 2 using SP calculator
Points plus- 2 using PP calculator
Nutritional info... Calories 60..Fat 2.2g...Sat fat 0.8g...Carbs 8.3g...Fiber 0g... Sugar 1.8g...Protein 2.8g using My Fitness Pal

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    Reply SMC January 2, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    My crescent rolls were much thinner and not as wide as yours. I used a store brand maybe that’s why. It fell apart. And I calculated it as 6 points for 1/4 of the whole thing (crescent rolls were the only thing with points and it was 24 points for the whole package so I did 4 servings).

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 3, 2018 at 11:06 pm

      Yeah maybe because it was a different brand, I think the pillsbury reduced fat ones are 25 for the whole roll

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    Reply Christina March 12, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Could you make this using ground beef instead?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 12, 2018 at 3:44 pm

      Yes that would work fine 🙂

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    Reply Joanna March 17, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    not sure if I missed this or not, but I don’t know the quantity per points. If this makes sense

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 17, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      The recipe makes 16 pinwheels at 2 smart points each

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    Reply Merici Daley April 6, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Do you think you could use the 2 ingredient dough to make these?? They look fabulous!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 6, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      Hi, yeah I think it should work, might bake differently though so you may need to adjust the times

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