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These Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels are full of spicy, creamy chicken with tangy blue cheese and crunchy celery. An easy cold appetizer for holiday or game day parties!
It’s no secret that buffalo chicken is quite beloved around here. From our favorite hot buffalo chicken dip to traditional crispy baked buffalo chicken wings, we like the spice and tang of that classic buffalo sauce (aff). I am a little new to this whole tortilla pinwheel/roll-up thing though. I am really not a fan of cold tortillas, but you know what? That creamy mixture that you spread all over the tortilla makes them super soft and chewy and delicious.
The key to getting that super soft and chewy tortilla outside is to spread, roll and chill. The moisture from the spread softens the tortilla without making it mushy, and it’s the perfect vessel for delivering that creamy dip right to your mouth.
These Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Roll Ups are incredibly easy, with just a few quick steps. You’ll combine softened cream cheese, buffalo sauce and a little sour cream until it’s nice and creamy. Then mix in shredded chicken, some dry Ranch dressing mix, cheeses, celery and green onion. Once that’s nice and combined, spread it all over some room temperature tortillas. Note that I said “room temperature.” This will make the tortillas soft enough to roll.
I am not usually a fan of Mission tortillas, just not my taste for typical Mexican fair like burritos or quesadillas, but they are my go to for tortilla roll ups. They are softer than other brands, making them a lot easier to roll.
So once the mixture is spread on the tortilla, roll that baby up! You want to roll as tightly and evenly as possibly so that your finished product (those yummy buffalo chicken pinwheels) will be uniform in size. Wrap them up with some plastic wrap as tightly as possible and place the logs in the fridge for a couple of hours, or up to overnight. Any longer and they could start to get soggy.
When you’re ready, unwrap the logs and slice them into pinwheels with a sharp serrated knife. Using a regular chef’s knife could work as long as it’s really sharp, but serrated is best as it will saw right through the shredded chicken without pulling it out of the tortilla.
So there you have it – delicious, creamy, chewy, tangy Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels. Perfect for tailgating (no baking required!) or for holiday parties.
Here is another favorite buffalo chicken recipe:
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