Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels

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

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.

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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.

Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels

The buffalo chicken mixture is spread on large, soft flour tortillas and then rolled up.

Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels

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

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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

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.

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Here’s the full recipe — enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels


  • 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, shredded (4 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 pound chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 5 large flour tortillas (approximately 10 1/2" diameter)


  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese on low and add in sauce, blue cheese, colby-jack cheese, and green onions. Beat until blended.
  2. Stir shredded chicken into mixture by hand.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.


--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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  1. Love tortilla pinwheels and buffulo stuffed ones are a great thought! YUM!

  2. I like soft pretzels and cheese dip.

  3. Tabitha P. says:

    I love pigs in a blanket!
    How doesn’t love a little bread ;)

  4. I love pigs in a blanket or stuffed roasted mushrooms (stuffed w/ a potato mixture) that I make.

  5. I love stuffed roasted mushrooms (stuffed w/ a potato mixture) that I make & of course, pigs in a blanket are always a favorite.

  6. I love rotel cheese dip!


  7. chips and dip!

  8. Stephanie Gossett says:

    We love Chili and Football shaped brownies! Thank you so much for this chance!

    beachmommy915 at gmail dot com

  9. I love stuffed mushrooms or pizza bites.

  10. Buffalo chicken anything!!

  11. Jessie C. says:

    We like bite size crab cakes.

  12. Sarah Hall says:

    I like pizza bites or chips and spinach dip.

  13. Jessica To says:

    I like Buffalo Chicken Dip and Tostitos!

  14. Mozzarella cheese sticks

  15. Jennifer Brown says:

    I love Buffalo Chicken Dip and or Homemade queso/tomato dip with tortilla chips and veggies.

  16. I love chicken wings!

  17. I love this recipe idea. My family loves buffalo chicken anything

  18. Anything buffalo!!

  19. I love anything with cheese!

  20. Great recipe! I’m sorry I missed the contest, but these look like perfect #Superbowl recipes :)


  21. Cute! I think The Hubs would love these

  22. I love the idea of “portion-controlling” the dip. Tortilla wraps are the perfect solution!!

  23. Haven’t tried these yet but was wondering if there’s a dipping sauce that goes with the pinwheels?

    • Hi Terry! I don’t serve them with a dipping sauce, but I think they would pair well with some ranch or blue cheese dressing, or even some additional buffalo wing sauce.

      • These look great! But I was wondering if you could leave out the blue cheese?? I make a dip similar but use ranch dressing. I would love to try the wraps but not a blue cheese fan. Any suggestions??

        • Hi Denise! I think you could totally leave out the blue cheese crumbles. I would personally just leave them out and not add anything else in — but you might be able to add a bit of ranch dressing, if you really want that flavor in it. The key is to not add much because you don’t want the mixture to be thinned out too much. Another idea would be to add part of a packet of ranch dressing mix instead to the cream cheese. That would give the flavor without thinning out the cream cheese.

  24. These look delicious! What a yummy idea and I love your pictures! My boys will love these, pinned!

  25. I love buffalo chicken! yum yum do these look good! I am hosting a giveaway on my page this week (posted Monday) and I would love if you would stop by and check it out!

  26. These are a great party idea

  27. I love buffalo chicken and we just had buffalo chicken casserole tonight. Pinning this to my lunch board. Would love for you to linkup tomorrow to the Let’s Get Real Blog Hop at 5PM EST. mypinterventures.com

  28. I just love the filling for your Buffalo Chicken Totrialla Pinwhells. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  29. My husband loves buffalo chicken dip, so I know he’s going to love these. Thank you for sharing.

  30. Great food idea!

    I featured your project here:

    Thank you again for sharing and linking up!


  31. So much easier to eat than dip! These are lovely!

  32. Saw you featured on Buns in my Oven. This is perfect party food! Pinning and making it! Thanks for sharing.

  33. I love pinwheels and these Buffalo Chicken ones look fabulous! I’d love for you to come share over at Simple Supper Tuesday :)

  34. Could these be made the night before? Would It be OK to refrigerate over night? Thanks.

    • Hi Susan! Yes, these can be made overnight, however, I would recommend refrigerating them overnight while they are still rolled up (before cutting) and then cutting a bit before serving. If you do decide to cut them and then refrigerate for several hours, I would recommend laying them down in a single layer (not standing on edge like I’ve shown in my photo).

  35. These look delicious and perfect for a party I’m planning in May. For some reason, the link to the actual recipe is not showing up/working for me. Is there anyway someone can send me the link or a copy of the recipe? I would really like to try these! Thanks!

    • Thanks Laura! And thank you for the heads up about the recipe not working. It’s working now…let me know if you have any other troubles.


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