Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels Recipe

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski | Kitchen Gidget

Buffalo chicken pinwheels are a super easy, super delicious party appetizer! Full of the chicken wing flavors you love, they’re ready in minutes.

Buffalo wing lovers rejoice! I have a super easy appetizer for you with these buffalo chicken pinwheels with cream cheese, celery and blue cheese. This creamy filling is rolled up in tortillas for the ultimate snack!

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These buffalo chicken wraps with cream cheese are a cinch to prepare and are served cold, which means they can be made ahead of time and are easy to transport if necessary.

I’m gearing up for football season with these rollups and fluffy layered blueberry delight for something sweet. The best part is that none of these require the oven (it’s still too hot for that!).

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First ingredient you’ll need is shredded, cooked chicken. Leftover rotisserie chicken works well, but I usually prefer to poach my own chicken breasts.

That way I can cook extra and use it them for other meals throughout the week, like quick green chile chicken enchilada hand pies.

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Three Ways to Shred Chicken:

  • While the chicken is still slightly warm shred with two forks.
  • Let your electric stand mix with paddle attachment or hand mixer do the work.
  • Place in food processor and lightly pulse. This will produce a more finely shredded texture.

Now that you have your chicken, the first step is to prepare the filling. Mix cream cheese (well softened), crunchy celery, hot sauce and blue cheese.

If you don’t like blue cheese (or don’t think your guests will) substitute cheddar cheese instead. Combine everything along with some black pepper to taste.

Next, spread a thin layer on flour tortillas. I used about 1/2 cup for 10-inch wraps. You’ll need to adjust the amount if your tortillas are a different size.

Roll up pinwheels tightly and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or longer before slicing. I cut off the ends first, then cut into 1-inch slices.

To complete this dish, serve these buffalo chicken pinwheels with ranch dressing for dipping!

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Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels Recipe

    15 Servings


  • 2 cups Cooked Shredded Chicken
  • 1 8 ounce package Cream Cheese, well softened
  • 1/2 cup Celery, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup Crumbled Blue Cheese, or Shredded Cheddar
  • 1/2 cup Hot Sauce
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • 4 Flour Tortillas, 10-inch size
  • Ranch Dressing, for dipping


  1. In a large bowl, mix the chicken, cream cheese, celery, blue cheese, hot sauce and black pepper until well combined.
  2. Spread about 1/2 cup of the mixture in an even layer on 1 tortilla. Roll up tightly and wrap in plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining filling and tortillas.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until firm. Cut off ends and slice into 1-inch rounds. Serve with ranch for dipping.



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Author: Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Recipe Yields: 12-15 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 15

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 36
Calories 124

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 110mg
Total Carbohydrate 6g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 9g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski

About Rebekah

Rebekah is the blogger behind Kitchen Gidget, an all-encompassing food blog dedicated to her Midwestern roots and Hispanic heritage. She adores cheese (who doesn't?!), so we asked her to be our Cheese fanatic. Time to get excited!

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