Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups: An easy appetizer recipe for any party or celebration. | Inspired by Charm

I’m not sure what it says about me, but I have a fondness for any food with “Buffalo chicken” in its name. (Me and about a million other folks, right?) If you feel the same way and are looking for a quick and easy appetizer that’s designed to please, you’re going to love these Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups.

Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups: An easy appetizer recipe for any party or celebration. | Inspired by Charm

Whether you call them roll-ups or pinwheels, these flavor-packed swirly bites have become a party classic. In fact, I’ve shared two other recipes (Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels and Italian Sub Sandwich Roll-Ups) that quickly became two extremely popular recipes here on IBC.

What I especially like about roll-ups is that they are easy to prepare. You can also make them in almost any flavor imaginable, and they are great for parties because they are a no-mess, one-bite treat.

Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups: An easy appetizer recipe for any party or celebration. | Inspired by Charm

For these Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups, you need to start with cooked chicken breast. My favorite way to cook chicken breasts (as taught by queen Ina Garten) is to roast them in the oven. Just drizzle the chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then bake at 350 degrees F until cooked through. This is a super easy method that keeps the meat flavorful and moist.

Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups: An easy appetizer recipe for any party or celebration. | Inspired by Charm

After the chicken breasts have cooled, shred them with your fingers and mix everything together.

Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups: An easy appetizer recipe for any party or celebration. | Inspired by Charm

Yes, this recipe calls for blue cheese. However, the blue cheese doesn’t stand out. It just enhances the other flavors. Even if you’re not a big fan of blue cheese, I think you’ll still love this recipe.

Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups: An easy appetizer recipe for any party or celebration. | Inspired by Charm

Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups: An easy appetizer recipe for any party or celebration. | Inspired by Charm

Spread the delicious mixture onto a tortilla and then roll it up. (I used whole grain tortillas, but any variety you like will be fine.) Pop the rolled tortillas into the refrigerator before cutting. This allows them to firm up, resulting in a prettier presentation.

Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups: An easy appetizer recipe for any party or celebration. | Inspired by Charm

Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups: An easy appetizer recipe for any party or celebration. | Inspired by Charm

Serve the roll-ups up with celery sticks, and you’re good to go! You could even offer a dip of ranch or blue cheese dressing, however, I don’t think it’s necessary.

I told you, super simple and so delicious!

Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups: An easy appetizer recipe for any party or celebration. | Inspired by Charm

Buffalo Chicken Roll-ups

Makes 64

Here's what you'll need:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons sour cream
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
1/4 cup finely diced red onion
1/4 cup finely diced celery
1/2 cup Buffalo wing sauce
8 (6 -inch) soft tortillas

In a large mixing bowl, combine the blue cheese, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and garlic powder.

Add the chicken, red onion, celery, and Buffalo wing sauce. Stir to combine.

Spread about 1/3 cup of the chicken mixture onto a tortilla. Roll up the tortilla tightly and place on a plate. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

Refrigerate the tortillas about 2 hours.

Slice each tortilla roll into 8 slices. Discard (or snack on) the two end pieces.

Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and return to the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups: An easy appetizer recipe for any party or celebration. | Inspired by Charm

Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups: An easy appetizer recipe for any party or celebration. | Inspired by Charm

If you’re like me and love anything “Buffalo chicken,” I recommend giving these a try.

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Finally, If you like this recipe and want more roll-up ideas, be sure to check out my other two recipes below.

 

Italian Sub Sandwich Roll-Ups

Italian Sub Sandwich Roll-Ups | Inspired by Charm

 

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels | Inspired by Charm

Comments

  • Elle at

    These roll-ups look so good! I am making them for our next family get-together.

  • Chris K at

    First, your link for the Italian Sub Sandwich Roll-Ups takes you to the Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels.
    Second, an FYI about writing recipes. When listing an ingredient, a description such as diced or shredded following a comma at the end of an ingredient indicated that this is done AFTER it is measured. In the case of the cheese, we can pretty well figure out that it’s measured after shredding. But how about something like pecans? 1/2 cup pecans, chopped & 1/2 cup chopped pecans would be entirely different amounts. Try it! Measure 1/2 cup of pecan halves, chop them, & then put them back in the 1/2 cup measure–they won’t fill it up.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Chris, thanks so much for your note! It’s very insightful. I’ll definitely keep this in mind as I share future recipes.

      xo Michael

  • dragon ball super at

    This look super delicious. Lovely pictures makes it something to give try on this weekend.

  • Linda at

    Michael, these roll ups sound good (and fun to make!) I’m going to try them. Wouldn’t the Buffalo Chicken ones be pretty rolled up in the green tortillas? (Spinach) Thanks for the motivation.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      They sure would! Love that idea.

      xo Michael

  • Linda at

    Michael, I’ve just checked out the other roll up recipes. All sound good. A few questions, since this will be my first time making…..do you use flour tortillas? Do they have a raw taste? The recipe for the Italian Sub roll ups, does not say to chill first before slicing like directions for the Buffalo Chicken ones. Which is better to do? Thanks.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I used a whole grain tortilla for the buffalo chicken roll-ups. You can use whatever wrap you like best. I noticed no raw taste. The Italian Sub Roll-Ups are a bit different in that they don’t need to re-firm to slice. They are also held together with toothpicks. That’s why the directions are a bit different. Hope that helps!

      xo Michael

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