Monday, February 27, 2017

Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels Recipe

Love buffalo wings? If you do, you’ll love these! This Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels recipe makes a delicious party food with all the flavors of buffalo wings + blue cheese, but without the mess.

This Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels recipe is a must for game day! An easy party food with all the flavors of buffalo chicken wings...without the mess. These are gone fast every time I make them!

Buffalo Chicken Wings have been a sports party favorite for a long time and, eventually, someone came up with the genius idea of making a Buffalo Chicken Dip. The cool thing about the dip is that you get all the same flavors of Buffalo Wings, but you get to dip — or scoop — with crackers, chips, and celery sticks.

I’ve taken it all one step further: I took my usual Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe and rolled it up into bite-size tortilla pinwheels!

One of the great things about these Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels is that there is more portion control than with the dip. I don’t know about you, but dips are one of those things that I have a hard time watching how much I eat. With these, you can decide to eat just a few and you’ll likely be eating much less than you would if you were scooping away at the buffet table.

The buffalo chicken mixture is much like the Buffalo Chicken Dip I make — with a few small changes. The biggest change is that I leave out blue cheese dressing. But, have no fear blue cheese lovers — there’s still crumbles added because I couldn’t do away with it all.  Everything is mixed up in one bowl, which is always nice when it comes time to wash the dishes.

The Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels recipe filling is spread on large, soft flour tortillas and then rolled up.

The rolled tortillas are covered and refrigerated to firm them up a bit.

After refrigerating, the rolled tortillas are cut in half and then each half is cut into slices. My tortillas were about 10 1/2″ in diameter, so I ended up with about 30 pinwheels (6 pinwheels per 5 tortillas). You can use other size tortillas, so the amount you end up with may be more or less depending on the size.

Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels Recipe

I like to serve tortilla pinwheels with them on their side, with a toothpick stuck in the top of them. No matter how you display them, I’m sure that you’ll find that they are gone in no time.

Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels Recipe
8 ounces cream cheese softened
1/2 cup hot wing sauce or cayenne pepper sauce
1/4 cup blue cheese crumbled
1 cup colby-jack cheese 4 ounces, shredded
1/4 cup green onions finely chopped
1 pound chicken breast cooked and shredded
5 large flour tortillas approximately 10 1/2" diameter

In a bowl, beat cream cheese on low and add in sauce, blue cheese, colby-jack cheese, and green onions. Beat until blended.
Stir shredded chicken into mixture by hand.
Spread approximately 3/4 cup of mixture on top of one of the tortillas. Roll up tortilla tightly, but without shifting the mixture too much. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Place rolled tortillas on a place and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
Remove from refrigerator and unwrap. Slice each rolled tortillas in half and then each half into 3 slices, discarding ends. Place pinwheel slices on serving plate or tray.
Recipe Notes
--Smaller or larger tortillas may be used, however you will need to adjust the amount of buffalo chicken mixture you add to each tortilla.

--If time is an issue, you can skip the refrigeration before slicing or refrigerate for less time. However, for best results, refrigeration is recommended.

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