Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels | Delicious Buffalo Chicken flavor all rolled up and delivered in a pizza pinwheel appetizer!
As my 85 year old aunt used to say . . . It’s time for true confessions.
(Can you tell I’m gearing up for it rather than just plunging right in?)
Before Nathan and I kids, one of our favorite places to go out to eat was . . . .

Buffalo Wild Wings.
My friends who already had kids would look at me in horror as I would tell them about how much fun we had at . . . . Buffalo Wild Wings.  Rather than trying the hip new restaurant with the fancy chef we were going to . . . . Buffalo Wild Wings.
We started to go there all time time.  Like every weekend.
And at first I tried to play it off like I was the dutiful wife going where my husband wanted to go out to eat, and thank goodness they had salads on the menu so that there was something for me to eat.


All lies!!

I liked the wings.  I liked the tall giant beers.  And I even liked the sports on the giant tvs.  We would play trivia and order ridiculous things like nachos, cheese smothered potato wedges, pretzel bites, and flat bread pizza.

(And obviously, its something I still love since my mouth is watering after writing that last sentence.)

It wasn’t even Nathan who wanted to go there all the time, it was me!!

If you love the buffalo flavor as much as I do, you are going to love these Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels.

The ridiculously awesome sauce recipe comes from Joanne at Fifteen Spatulas.  (Make sure you go check out her great blog!) And with the other toppings, some pre-made pizza crust, and a little freezer magic, these will quickly become your favorite party appetizer!

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels
For the Sauce*:

  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 1 TBSP flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Franks Red Hot
  • dash of worcestershire sauce
For the Pizza:
  • Pillsbury Pizza Dough (one roll)
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions (one small bunch diced thru the beginning of green)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken (about 3/4 of a small breast)
  • 3/4 cup of shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
To Make Sauce (Can be made a day or two ahead of time):
  1. Melt the butter over medium low heat.
  2. Add the flour a little at a time, whisking it into the butter so that it turns into a smooth paste.
  3. Slowly add the milk, whisking as you go, so you get out all the lumps and it becomes a nice and creamy smooth sauce.
  4. Now whisk in the Franks, cook another minute or so and then remove from the heat
To Make the Pizza:
  1. Unroll the pizza crust on a large cutting board.  Spread the pizza sauce over it.  Then add the chicken, scallions, mozzarella, and blue cheese.
  2. Carefully roll it back up going backwards from the way you came (so the part of crust that had been in the middle of the roll will go back into the middle).
  3. Put the whole roll in the freezer for 10 minutes and preheat your oven to 350.
  4. When you take it out, slice it (I did mine in 8 slices) and bake on parchment paper or a Silpat for 15 minutes or until the outer crust golden brown.
*Sauce adapted from Fifteen Spatulas

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  1. says

    This was super yummy I also made them with teriyaki sauce i used Monterey jack and mild cheddar cheese and BBQ sauce I used jack motz and sharp Cheddar cheese !! They all were a hit at our party we had !!!


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