Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels


Looking for a healthy and delicious appetizer for a party or get-together?

Well look no further – these buffalo chicken pinwheels are just the thing you’ve been looking for… All the classic flavors of buffalo wings with a cool ranch dipping sauce; you can’t got wrong!

And might I add that these little bites are a healthier option, so you can enjoy snacking without the guilt or regret the next day!

Pair these buffalo chicken pinwheels with an ice cold light beer (maybe a Bud Light Lime!) or even a skinny margarita… Who says you can’t join in the festivities?!

Tip: Try to make these ahead of time before cutting into pinwheels; place whole wrapped tortilla in the fridge for an hour or so. This will help hold them together and be much easier to cut. 


Buffalo Chicken Pinwheel Ingredients:

For the Pinwheels :

12 oz. cooked chicken, shredded
1/2 cup buffalo sauce (I used Franks Red Hot Buffalo Sauce)
2 oz. light cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
green onion, chopped
7 tortillas (I used the mission carb balanced – 120 calories a tortilla)

For the Ranch Dipping Sauce: 

1 cup non-fat plain greek yogurt
1 tbsp. hidden valley ranch dry seasoning
1-2 tbsp. milk (optional, to thin out sauce)


For the Pinwheels: 

  1. In a large bowl add shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese. Stir together until fully combined.
  2. To make the pinwheels lay one tortilla out flat on a cutting board. Measure out 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture and spread evenly over the tortilla. Optional sprinkle with chopped green onions.img_3703
  3. Start to roll tortilla keeping it slightly snug to ensure all ingredients stick together. Roll until tortilla is fully closed and place on a large plate or baking sheet. Repeat until you have used all the mixture should add up to 7 whole tortillas.
  4. Place in the fridge (is recommended) for at least an hour before cutting. When cutting make sure to cut into 8 equal pieces; this will ensure that the nutrition information is accurate and the flavors are evenly distributed. Refrigerate pinwheels until ready to serve.

For the Dipping Sauce: 

  1. In a small bowl stir together yogurt and ranch dry seasoning until fully combined.
  2. Optional add milk to thin out sauce to desired consistency.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Nutritional Information:

Servings: 14
Serving Size: 4 pinwheels

Calories: 120
Fat: 4 g
Carbs: 10 g
Sugar: > 1 g
Fiber: 7 g
Sodium: 209 mg
Protein: 11 g



EMILY NESS is a full-time food and lifestyle author who’s passionate about developing simple yet mouth-watering recipes that anyone can make. Since founding her website CookingUpHappiness.com in 2013, she’s went on to share her passion for cooking healthy and tasty recipes with the thousands of people around the world.
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