Make these delicious Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels for your next game day party! 

The big game is right around the corner, so my mind has been on the perfect party appetizer for game day parties! I think these easy buffalo chicken roll ups are right at the top of the list of appetizers I recommend, alongside Cheesy Italian Meatball Sliders with Garlic Butter, Sloppy Joe Hand Pies and Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts. They’re just the perfect finger food! 

an overhead photo of slices of buffalo chicken pinwheels on a platter

If you’re a Midwesterner like me, you know all about buffalo chicken dip! XXX I have to be honest, if there isn’t some version of it at a watch party, I’m a little disappointed. For the buffalo chicken mixture in these pinwheels, I borrowed from the creamy buffalo wing flavor of buffalo chicken dip.

a horizontal photo of buffalo chicken pinwheels on a black tray

For this easy recipe, I combine leftover rotisserie chicken, softened cream cheese, green onions, ranch dressing, shredded cheese and of course, buffalo wing sauce! The mixture is mixed together (feel free to use a hand mixer to save your arm), and then spread across large, soft tortillas. 

​I roll up the tortillas, wrap them in plastic wrap, then store them in the fridge for two hours. You may be tempted to skip this step if you’re short on time! I understand the temptation, but please know it will be difficult to cut the rollups if they don’t hang out in the fridge for a bit. 

The time spent in the fridge makes the filling firm up, and will get you an easy slice without the filling spilling out everywhere!

If you love this easy appetizer, I think you’ll also enjoy my Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings and this Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Recipe Substitutions and Additions: 

If you’re new to my recipe site, I want to let you know that I think the BEST recipe is the one you already have most of the ingredients for. I love to use what I have on hand, so I always try to give you suggestions for ingredient substitutions!

A few recipe substitution and additions are suggested below:

  • Add a pinch of garlic powder to the creamy filling
  • I like use use leftover shredded chicken. You can definitely use canned chicken if desired. 
  • Substitute monterey jack, sharp cheddar cheese or any type of pre-shredded cheese. 
  • Substitute smaller tortilla shells and make more rolls. 
  • Substitute chopped fresh cilantro for green onions.
an overhead photo of buffalo chicken tortilla roll ups on a black platter

Serving Suggestions 

Serve these buffalo pinwheels cold or at room temperature on a serving tray. I will sometimes add a second variety of pinwheels, like these Italian Pinwheels!

You can serve ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing on the side for dipping if desired.

Carrot and celery sticks are also a welcome addition to the serving tray! 

Storing Leftover Buffalo Chicken Rollups 

Place leftover buffalo chicken tortilla pinwheels in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Enjoy cold. 

I hope you make these easy buffalo chicken roll-ups for your next party! If you try them, make sure to leave me a comment, below! 

an overhead photo of slices of buffalo chicken pinwheels on a platter

Easy Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

Yield: 16 pinwheel slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

These tortilla pinwheels are super easy and taste just like hot wings! The perfect game day treat.


  • 2 cups cooked chicken breasts or thighs, finely diced or shredded
  • 5 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar or Colby jack cheese
  • ¼ cup prepared buffalo sauce/wing sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing
  • 2 tablespoons green onions
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese crumbles(optional)
  • 2 large flour tortillas, burrito sized


  1. In a large mixing bowl, make the buffalo chicken filling. Add shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, softened cream cheese, ranch dressing, cheese, green onions and blue cheese (optional). Stir until very well combined.
  2. Lay each tortilla flat and spoon about ¾ cup of buffalo mixture onto tortilla. Spread cream cheese mixture on tortilla in a thin, even layer, leaving about a ½ inch of bare tortilla at the edges.
  3. Roll each tortilla up tightly. Wrap the rolled tortillas in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least two hours.
  4. Remove from fridge, unwrap, and lay on cutting board. Slice into 1'' pieces. I press the roll right by the cut to help maintain a round shape while cutting. It can help to use a serrated knife! 
  5. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping. 


Make homemade buffalo sauce using 3 tablespoons hot sauce and 1 tablespoon melted butter. Add a dash of Worcestershire sauce. For hot sauce, I prefer Frank's Red Hot. 

Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 159Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 43mgSodium 311mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 11g

The nutrition for this recipe is calculated by an app and may be incorrect.

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Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels
These Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels are packed with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, buffalo sauce, diced chicken and ranch dressing. Tastes like hot wings!