Original Chicken Roller

How to make Original Chicken Roller

The Original Chicken Roller from Del Taco features marinated grilled chicken with pepper jack cheese and a tangy green sauce rolled in a warm flour tortilla. It's part of their Buck & Under value menu that will cost you $1.


If you want to prepare this dish at home, you can follow our recipe below. We have modified it a little to make it easier for you to prepare the dish at home. So, before knowing the method of preparation, let us discuss all the ingredients that you need to prepare this dish.


Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 30 mins


You can prepare this dish at home by using a few simple ingredients. The main ingredient of Original Roller from Del Taco is chicken.

  • Tortilla Wraps
  • Shredded chicken
  • 1 Taco Seasoning Packet
  • Cheese 
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper Powder
  • Light Sour Cream
  • Bacon
  • Green sauce
  • Chipotle ranch sauce


Method of Preparation

  1. To prepare the dish, preheat the oven. 
  2. Slice chicken into desired size.
  3. In a large bowl add the shredded chicken. Season your chicken with taco seasoning, pepper, salt, garlic powder, and onion power.
  4. Place a sheet in the oven and lay the marinated chicken on it. Cook the chicken until it is fully cooked or browned a little. 
  5. When you are done with the chicken, bring it out from the oven and keep aside.
  6. Place a pan on the gas stove and warm tortilla just enough to roll.
  7. To assemble the roller, place 1 tablespoons of light sour cream, green sauce, cheese, and teaspoons of chipotle ranch sauce in center or the tortilla.
  8. Next add grilled chicken into center fold sides. Now roll and pam fry until both sides are grilled.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy.


Nutrition Facts

There are 250 calories in an Original Chicken Roller from Del Taco; most of the calories come from fat. Let us discuss all the nutrients that you get from an Original Chicken roller from Del Taco.

  • Serving Size: 1 roller (118 g)
  • Calories: 250
  • Total Fat: 9.00g12%
  • Saturated Fat: 3.000g15%
  • Trans Fat: 0.000g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.000g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.000g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg (13%)
  • Sodium: 750mg (33%)
  • Total Carbohydrate: 30.00g (11%)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0g (4%)
  • Sugars: 0.00g
  • Protein: 14.00g
  • Vitamin D- 0%
  • Calcium- 0%
  • Iron- 0%
  • Potassium: 0mg (0%)


* The % Daily Value (DV) is an indicator, how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. It is based on a 2,000 calories diet.


Nutritional Facts source:Del Taco


JUN 15, 2015

Review: Del Taco - Chicken Roller


This is similar from the Loaded Grillers from Taco Bell, which used to be a buck and now cost a little over $1.50 or so. Del Taco's version isn't grilled though and feels plainer without that extra crisping.


Inside was a good amount of lightly seasoned and relatively tender chicken. The cheese was nicely melted to a gooey texture but its creamy flavor was lost against the green sauce.


The green sauce was present throughout with a very strong tangy flavor as well as a decent kick. It's a little too tangy for my liking as it overpowered much of the other components.

Overall, Del Taco's Chicken Roller offers a decent value but could have used a bit more moderation with the green sauce. Still, you can always order it with just the chicken and cheese and maybe get the sauce on the side.

 By fastfoodsource

 January 7, 2018


When I first reviewed the Del Taco Chicken Roller back in 2015 I said you’d better order more than one because I ate it in seven bites. Well, this time I tried all four of these little fast food burritos on the Buck & Under menu:

All four come with grilled chicken and either cheddar or pepper jack cheese. The only difference is the sauce. Here are my notes from my taste test:

The Original was “cheesy” and you can taste the peppers. This one benefited from the addition of my old standby Del Scorcho sauce.

The Chipotle version, pictured above, was also cheesy but the spices were really good and it had more of a “Mexican” flavor than the others. However, I found it a bit dry.

The Ranch Chicken Roller was not as good as my usual Chicken Soft Taco which has a similar sauce. However, that might not be a fair comparison as the sauces are not exactly the same. The Ranch Roller has a true Ranch dressing type sauce. If you don’t like that you won’t like this. This one also benefited from Del Scorcho sauce.

Finally, the Queso one was what I was looking forward to. As a fan of cheese and cheese sauce, I thought this would be the pinnacle of cheesy goodness at an affordable price. Well, this was probably my least favorite. Why? TOO MUCH CHEESE. I didn’t think the queso sauce meshed well with the solid cheese. 


Overall, I found it boring to eat four of these. They are all pretty interchangeable so I’d suggest going with whatever sauce appeals, get one and fill your order with other goodness from the menu.

The Most Popular Queries

What should I serve with chicken rolls?


Ans: The chicken rolls can be served nice especially over rice or pasta.  You can add a good amount of ham and cheese while preparing the roll, which will enhance the taste up to thousand times.

Latest News

Del Taco Launches a new $1 Queso Chicken Roller


LAKE FOREST, CA/ 09/28/17 -- Del Taco Restaurants, Inc., the nation's second leading Mexican quick service restaurant, on 28 September, 2017 has announced to launch its newest Buck and Under Menu item, the Queso Chicken Roller. The menu is priced at just $1. 

Del Taco's new Queso Chicken Roller faetures fresh grilled chicken, Del taco’s new Queso Blanco that contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, and hand-grated cheddar cheese, wrapped together in a warm flour tortilla.

"Our Queso Chicken Roller combines two products we know our guests crave -- our new Queso Blanco and our popular Chicken Rollers," said Barry Westrum, Del Taco's Chief Marketing Officer. "We're thrilled that our Queso Blanco has been met with such enthusiasm from guests and will continue to look for ways to utilize it across our menu, not only because it's a premium product, but because our fans across social media are telling us how much they love it," Del taco has reported. 


The menu is available in 550 restaurants nationwide.