Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

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Buffalo chicken pinwheels are a great bite sized appetizer that’s not only delicious but easy to make. Made with little ingredients but big taste these are wrapped in a tortilla shell then served for a great party snack. Keto and gluten free options these chicken rolls ups are a guilt free item that will amaze family and guest!

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels
For anyone that loves buffalo chicken hold on to your seat belts. This is for all spicy chicken loves in these bite sized roll ups of gold. Made with shredded chicken, cream cheese, buffalo sauce and a little razzle dazzle of ranch to go in the mix. Healthy choices aren’t hard to come across at all. Simple use gluten free or low carb tortillas and there’s nothing stopping you from making these.

Make Ahead

For those that like to make recipes ahead of time these are perfect. Simply, you have to make them before you serve. In order to cut the tortilla without causing the inside to ooze everywhere the cream cheese must harden. If making these ahead wrap them in Saran Wrap or place in a sealed container. Store these up to a week in the refrigerator of freeze for up to a few months.

What Type Of Chicken

In this recipe I used chicken breast that I boiled, seasoned and shredded myself. When pressed on time this isn’t the easiest option. Luckily, canned chicken or store bought rotisserie chicken can be used. Just buy it and shred it up. Now, you’ve saved about 30 minutes ahead of making the recipe.

How To Make Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

To start, you need shredded chicken and softened cream cheese. Shredded chicken can be boiled with lid on for 20 minutes then easily shredded. Or, you can get a rotisserie chicken from the store or canned chicken and shred it yourself.

Next, you’ll need a good buffalo sauce. You can use things such as Frank’s red hot, Texas Pete or Louisiana hot sauce but I prefer Primal Kitchen. The flavor is rich, healthy ingredients and just really tasty. But, any buffalo sauce will do.

Combine shredded chicken, cream cheese and sour cream. Then, add in buffalo sauce and the optional ranch seasoning. Mix well.

Take tortilla shells and spread the buffalo chicken across it. Don’t overstuff so it won’t ooze out during rolling. Roll tortillas and leave with the flap down so it doesn’t unravel. If it does secure it with Saran Wrap or something it’s not difficult.

Next, place in freezer or in refrigerator. You have to do this in order to get those clean cut lines in the photos. The cream cheese must harden back up for the best cut. I left mine in the freezer about 20 minutes do to time. You can easily make ahead and store them overnight in the refrigerator.

Lastly, remove then cut and serve. If you froze them, give them a little time to thaw. No one wants a frozen pinwheel.

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Don’t overthink the shredded chicken. But, I do advise to make sure it is seasoned. Whether pre-seasoned or you season it yourself.
  • Ranch seasoning is optional. It personally washes out the flavor but ranch and buffalo aren’t a bad combo at the end of the day.
  • Don’t overstuff tortilla shells prior to rolling and be sure to chill before cutting. You can speed up time if placed in the freezer but they have to chill for a clean, smooth cut.

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Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

Buffalo chicken pinwheels

Buffalo chicken pinwheels are a great bite sized appetizer that's not only delicious but easy to make. Made with little ingredients but big taste these are wrapped in a tortilla shell then served for a great party snack. Keto and gluten free options these chicken rolls ups are a guilt free item that will amaze family and guest!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Chill time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 1 recipe
Calories 531 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces shredded chicken
  • 4 ounces full fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 6 tablespoon buffalo sauce (or 1/4 cup + 2TB)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions
 

  • To start, you need shredded chicken and softened cream cheese. Shredded chicken can be boiled with lid on for 20 minutes then easily shredded. Or, you can get a rotisserie chicken from the store or canned chicken and shred it yourself. Note, if you get chicken already seasoned do not add 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
  • In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients and mix well
  • Next, lay out tortilla and spread filling leaving room to fold. If you do over fill just pick it up and put it in the next one
  • Roll tortilla closed and lay on the flap side so that it doesnt unwravel. Chill until cream cheese has hardened. If storing overnight wrap in saran wrap.
  • Remove then cut into slices and serve. If pulling from the freezer allow them to thaw afterward before serving. Nutrition facts below are for the filling only!

Notes

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Don't overthink the shredded chicken. But, I do advise to make sure it is seasoned. Whether pre-seasoned or you season it yourself.
  • Ranch seasoning is optional. It personally washes out the flavor but ranch and buffalo aren't a bad combo at the end of the day.
  • Don't overstuff tortilla shells prior to rolling and be sure to chill before cutting. You can speed up time if placed in the freezer but they have to chill for a clean, smooth cut.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Buffalo chicken pinwheels
Amount Per Serving (0.5 recipe)
Calories 531 Calories from Fat 356
% Daily Value*
Fat 39.6g61%
Saturated Fat 17.5g109%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 193.4mg64%
Sodium 1397.2mg61%
Carbohydrates 5.3g2%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 40.4g81%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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