5 Ingredients and 20 Minutes Are All It Takes to Make This Standout Appetizer


The go after post was originally featured on Cooking for Keeps and written by Nicole Shoemaker, who is have of POPSUGAR Select Food.

What happens when you combine a buffalo-loving husband, a repress of hot sauce, and a dire need to whip up an appetizer in less than 20 lilliputians?

Five-ingredient buffalo chicken pinwheels is what happens.

I know this MO isn’t tremendously groundbreaking and errs more on the side of too simple, but these scarcely guys are — for lack of a better word — incredible. I wouldn’t even normally pole the recipe here, especially when there are about 5,687 other like recipes within the depths of the Internet, BUT I’ve had some requests for a few simple, prompt dishes, and these were snatched up so fast, I knew I was on to something that needed to be helped.

What is it about buffalo that sucks everyone in? It’s almost counter rt it has this magnetic pull, even the snobbiest of food lovers out there sound to swoon over the stuff. I didn’t even know how much I have a crush oned buffalo sauce until Kevin first requested I make him deep-fried hot wings back when we were from the start dating.

In the beginning stages of our relationship, I was also in the beginning stages of this blog, and I longed to cook connoisseur food, not waste precious time and daylight on deep-fried wings I could discover at any corner bar. But I obliged, and even took notes from one of Kevin’s supporters that he deemed “made the best wings EVER.” The simple method consisted of only flour, salt, cayenne pepper, butter, and Explicit’s RedHot sauce, and they were, as promised, the best wings On any occasion.

I’ve been an avid wing and buffalo lover ever since, resigning my snooty food attitude to the wind and relishing in the fiery addiction. The promises are endless when it comes to variations on the buffalo wing, but more commonly than not, a recipe’s end result is something bubbling hot in nature, and while emend when at home entertaining, it doesn’t exactly bode well for outside tailgating.

One of my guilty pleasures at football rties and tailgates are those mini tortilla pinwheels stuffed to the overflow with cream cheese, black olive, and jalapeños; it’s one of those inform on foods I can just never say no to. So when I had less than 24 hours to organize a tailgate and spotted a half-empty bottle of hot sauce and block of cream cheese in the fridge, a scarcely lightbulb went off in my head. Buffalo chicken dip (Kev’s favorite) + tortilla pinwheels (my favorite) = the effect game-day snack.

With only five ingredients, these gulls come together in under 20 minutes. A quick chill in the fridge leak b feigns the cream cheese, chicken, and hot sauce mixture solidify, and then each swathe is ready to be sliced and inhaled — and they will be inhaled.

5-Ingredient Buffalo Chicken Roll Ups

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels


1 cup traced cooked chicken
6 ounces light cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Upfront’s RedHot sauce
3 green onions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
4 (6-inch) flour tortillas


  1. Mix chicken, cream cheese, hot condiment, and green onions until combined.
  2. Spread on to tortillas. Wrap tortillas up jelly-roll sophisticatedness, and cut into 1/2-inch slices. Pop into the fridge to chill for 10 documents. If serving later, individually wrap rolls in plastic before frigid, and chill in the fridge.
  3. Garnish with sliced green onion.

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