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Ranch Bacon Cheddar Chicken Pinwheels, also known as chicken tortilla roll-ups appetizers. Make these for your next party, or, just to have a snack handy to grab whenever!!

Updated 05/16/2020

Ranch Bacon Cheddar Chicken Pinwheels

This is a recipe for a fairly decent size batch of Ranch Bacon Cheddar Chicken Pinwheels.  If you are serving less people, or have tons of other foods, just adjust the recipe down below.

Can you make pinwheels ahead of time?


Yes.  In fact, you have to make the Ranch Bacon Cheddar Chicken Pinwheels somewhat ahead of time so they can set in the fridge.  I like to make mine the day before any type of party or get together. It’s one less thing to make the day of.

How long will pinwheels keep in the refrigerator?

About 4 days from the day you made them. If you made these as an appetizer for a party, they will probably be gone before the party is over.

Bonus Info:

While were here, I wanted to share something with you.  When I buy my green onions, I don’t always use the bunch of them in one recipe.  So, I put them in a small jar with a little bit of water.  It will allow them to last longer, and BONUS, they grow. So, by the time you get to your next recipe using green onions, you will probably have the same amount you did when you bought them. They grow pretty fast.

Ranch Bacon Cheddar Chicken Pinwheels

Rolling/Cutting Tips for the Ranch Bacon Cheddar Chicken Pinwheels

I want to share some tips that I have learned over the course of making pinwheels.

Rolling

-Start with a very small piece of the edge.

-Don’t just roll in the middle, start your roll in the middle, then move your fingers outward in both directions.

-Roll slowly

-As you’re rolling, if you notice the mixture “piling up” along the edge of your roll, use a fork/spoon/knife to spread it towards each edge.

-Spread your mixture as evenly as possible.  This could create “air pockets” if you don’t, or very uneven rolls.

Cutting

-Use a knife with a clean/smooth edge. Don’t not use a serrated knife.

-Slice in a slow back and forth motion. Don’t “chop” or put too much pressure…you’ll mess up the shape.

**If you have any more tips/tricks/suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below. I love tips and tricks that make my life easier, or my food look/taste better!!

Wanna try some other pinwheels?

Cheeseball Pinwheels

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Ranch Bacon Cheddar Chicken Pinwheels

Ranch Bacon Cheddar Chicken Pinwheels, also known as chicken tortilla roll-ups appetizers. Make these for your next party, or, just to have a snack handy to grab whenever!!
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, bacon and cheese pinwheels recipe, chicken tortilla roll-ups appetizers, easy brunch snack, pinwheel recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Set Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 20 People
Calories 102kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 Each Flour Tortillas, medium sized
  • 2 Pkgs (8 oz) Cream Cheese
  • 8 Slices Bacon, Cooked and Crumbled Sub Turkey Bacon, if desired
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese Can substitute
  • 1 1/4 Cups Thin Sliced Chicken Lunch Meat I used Buddig
  • 2/3 Cups Ranch Dressing
  • 1/3 Cups Green Onions, diced/sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Accent (seasoning)

Instructions

  • Put all ingredients, other than tortillas, in a medium to large bowl.
    Ranch Bacon Cheddar Chicken Pinwheels
  • Mix well.
    Ranch Bacon Cheddar Chicken Pinwheels
  • Place a tortilla on a sheet of plastic wrap on counter/cutting board. I use a piece twice the size of the tortilla.
    Ranch Bacon Cheddar Chicken Pinwheels
  • Spread 1/2 cup on the mixture on the tortilla. Leave one edge free of mixture.
    Ranch Bacon Cheddar Chicken Pinwheels
  • Roll the tortilla up as tightly as you can without squeezing the mixture out. This helps you from having "air pockets".
    Ranch Bacon Cheddar Chicken Pinwheels
  • Wrap the tortilla with the plastic wrap.
    Ranch Bacon Cheddar Chicken Pinwheels
  • Place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to preferrably overnight. This will set "harden" the mixture and make it easier to cut.
    Ranch Bacon Cheddar Chicken Pinwheels
  • After you have "set" the tortillas. Remove from the refrigerator and slice the ends off. These can still be eaten, I just don't have them out on the party tray.
    Ranch Bacon Cheddar Chicken Pinwheels
  • Slice in 1/4" - 1/2" slices. Or as thick as you prefer. Serve
    Ranch Bacon Cheddar Chicken Pinwheels

Notes

**See tips for rolling and cutting above in the post**
 

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg
 
Top image has the ingredients needed for the pinwheels. The bottom image has the pinwheels sliced up ready to eat.
Image of many sliced pinwheels on a wood cutting board.
Top image shows pinwheels already sliced piled on top of each other. The bottom image shows the ingredients of the inside of the pinwheels in a bowl, before being mixed up.

6 Comments

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  3. These look soooooo tasty, 100% making these sometime <3 x

    • You should check out some of my other pinwheels, if you like. Hope you get the chance to enjoy them!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Have a great day.

  4. Nice recipe, looks delicious. I’ll have to try.

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