This super easy buffalo chicken pinwheel recipe is great for parties, appetizer, lunch or snack. You probably have the ingredients in your kitchen right now.
I have 2 boys, 11 and 13 and they love anything buffalo. Buffalo chicken wings are one of their favorite meals. Let’s say that Friday night dinners are pretty easy around here.
Since everyone in my house loves buffalo sauce, I’ve been trying to make more things with it. This buffalo chicken pinwheel recipe is so easy and has turned out to be a family favorite.
I have put these in lunchboxes for school and LOVE these for an after-school snack. After school, my kids are starving and we often make a frozen pizza for them to snack on. This recipe is great because it has flavors they like, plus protein to get them through their sports practices and keeps them full until dinner.
Easy Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels Recipe
When I grocery shop I make a menu but usually have a few days that I’m open to change. I don’t have time to research the sales flyers so when I get to the meat area I like to see what’s on sale and adjust from there.
I was at my local Food Lion. I have one equal distance from me when you turn out of my neighborhood in both directions. They had a big sale on chicken breasts.
I normally don’t buy chicken breast and stick with chicken thighs, but this was an even better deal. My kids say chicken breast is dry so I have a few recipes to make with chicken breasts.
Kitchen tools to make easy buffalo chicken pinwheels recipe
Stand mixer– I have this stand mixer but don’t get it out that much. However, I do use it for this recipe.
Cutting board mats– I love these easy-to-clean cutting mats. They bend easily so you can pour the ingredients into your bowls, pots and pans.
Hand mixer– I received this hand mixer as a wedding gift over twenty years ago and it’s still going strong.
Ingredients for buffalo chicken tortilla rollups
Chicken breasts shredded
I typically cook a bunch of chicken at the same time, shred it and keep it in the freezer. This is a nice shortcut for recipes when you don’t have much time. Here’s how I shred chicken. It’s seriously the easiest way EVER!
Buffalo wing sauce– You can just use your favorite sauce from the grocery store.
Cream cheese– Make to use room temperature cream cheese. You will have a hard time getting your mixture smooth if it’s not.
Shredded mozzarella and taco cheese– You can grate the cheese yourself or buy the pre-shredded cheese in the bags.
Flour tortillas– Make sure to get the large burrito sized flour tortillas.
How to make buffalo chicken tortilla pinwheels
Mix shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, and all cheeses. The best way to do this is using a stand mixed.
If you don’t have a stand mixer then you’ll want to cream your buffalo sauce with your cream cheese using a hand mixer. Once it’s smooth, fold in the shredded cheese and chicken using a spatula or wooden spoon.
Layout 4 tortillas and split the chicken mixture evenly between them. Spread evenly over the tortilla.
Roll tortillas tightly. Wrap tortillas in plastic wrap and put them in refrigerator for 1 hour.
After an hour, take the plastic wrap off and slice tortillas into 1-inch pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Once you have your chicken shredded you can make tons of recipes. Here are some that use shredded chicken.
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Baked Chicken Taquitos
- Asian Chicken Sliders
- Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Chicken Taco Ranch Pasta Salad
- Chicken and Ranch Taco Cups
- Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
Ok, on to the recipe you came here for. These are seriously the best!!
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Easy Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels
- 2 large chicken breasts shredded
- 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup mozarella cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup taco cheese shredded
- 4 tortillas Large
- Mix shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, and all cheeses together.
- Layout 4 tortillas and split the chicken mixture evenly between them. Spread evenly over the tortilla.
- Roll tortillas tightly.
- Wrap tortillas in plastic wrap and put in refrigerator for 1 hour.
- After an hour, take plastic wrap off and slice tortillas into 1 inch pieces.