Buffalo Chicken Pinwheel Sandwiches

If you love food a bit spicy, these buffalo chicken pinwheel sandwiches are right up your alley. They have the perfect balance between a little heat and the coolness of the cream cheese.

The warmer months are around the corner, so that means less time we want to spend in a hot kitchen. These chicken tortilla roll ups sandwiches have only 5 ingredients and take just about 20 minutes to put together. It is the perfect picnic staple.

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Save yourself from the heat and make this delicious cold These Buffalo Chicken Pinwheel Sandwiches

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Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels Recipe

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love to share recipes with you. My favorite recipes are those that are as easy to make as they are on the budget. This buffalo chicken pinwheel sandwich is all that (and more). All you need to add is a bag of chips and you are good to go for lunch.

If you want to whip up this buffalo chicken recipe, I suggest grabbing a rotisserie chicken from your local warehouse membership club. It is so easy to shred the already-cooked chicken and it adds a layer of flavor you just cannot beat.

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Tips for Making Pinwheel Sandwiches

  • For the chicken in the pinwheel sandwiches, you can use canned, rotisserie, baked, or cooked in the crock or Instant Pot.
  • If you don’t have any hot sauce, you can substitute chili powder. This also helps with keeping the sandwich from getting as soggy in case you’re preparing these ahead of a party.
  • If you do not have green onion on hand, use thinly sliced white onion instead. They have a similar flavor, so you can easily make this swap.
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This easy-to-make sandwich recipe is the perfect addition to your potluck or neighborhood get-togethers.

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Ingredients For Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Roll Ups

Below are the simple ingredients I used for this quick lunch recipe. If you’re serving little ones, leave off the green onions.

  • Shredded chicken breasts
  • Cream cheese
  • Hot sauce
  • Green onions
  • Large flour tortillas
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How to Make Buffalo Chicken Pinwheel Sandwiches

Each step for this buffalo chicken appetizer is detailed below so it is easy to follow. Keep this page open while you are creating your chicken pinwheel sandwiches. If you prefer a printable recipe, scroll down and select the print button.

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Place the cream cheese in a large bowl and mush it up a bit (technical term).

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Add in the hot buffalo sauce and incorporate.

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Mix in the shredded chicken and stir until combined. It will be a little bit “saucy.”

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Chop the fresh green onions. Leave these off if your little ones hate green things.

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Spoon ¼ of the mixture onto each tortilla, leaving a small amount of room at the edge.

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Sprinkle ¼ of the green onions on each tortilla, if using.

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Gently, but firmly roll each tortilla. You can place it into the refrigerator to ‘firm up’ – this will make it easier to cut and keep the round shape.

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Cut into 1-inch pieces and enjoy this buffalo chicken pinwheel sandwich recipe with a green salad, chips, blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing for dipping, and a cold beverage.

Notes on Making Buffalo Chicken Pinwheel Sandwiches

  • When slicing the pinwheel roll, snack on the end pieces as you go. What a great foodie pick-me-up (and they don’t look great if you’re serving this as an appetizer).
  • When adding the chicken to the mixture, add enough to absorb the majority of the liquid of the hot sauce. This will keep them from leaking when rolling or getting soggy while chilling in the fridge.
  • If you don’t eat a lot of spicy foods, instead of skipping this recipe, drink a glass of milk with your meal. It will cool your palate down in seconds.
  • Add a layer a flavor by sprinkling your pinwheel sandwiches with shredded cheddar cheese.

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I’ve been making pinwheels for years, so I have a lot of recipes for you. Some of them are baked, making them great for party appetizer or even dinner.

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Yield: 4

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheel Sandwiches

Overhead image rolled buffalo chicken pinwheel sandwiches, on a wooden cutting board, next to sprigs of fresh green onion and a colorful towel on a white weathered wooden surface.

These Buffalo Chicken Pinwheel Sandwiches are the cold appetizer you have been missing from your recipe box. With ingredients like shredded chicken, hot sauce, and cream cheese, this recipe comes together in a snap. This easy-to-make sandwich recipe is the perfect addition to your potluck, neighborhood get-together, or family meal. When you don’t feel like cooking or it’s too hot to be in the kitchen, make this delicious sandwich.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ⅓ cup hot sauce
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 4 - 10inch flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Add cream cheese to a large bowl
  2. Add in the hot sauce
  3. Add in the shredded chicken and stir until combined.
  4. Chop the green onions.
  5. Spoon ¼ of the mixture onto each tortilla, covering the entire surface.
  6. Sprinkle ¼ of the green onions on each tortilla
  7. Starting at one end, gently, but tightly roll the tortilla until you get to the other end. Refrigerate for about 1 hour, or until ready to serve. You can wrap them in saran wrap if you plan to serve them later in the day.
  8. Remove from the refrigerator right before serving, then cut into 1-inch pieces. Arrange flat on a platter to serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 513Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 466mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 24g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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